1972 Bedford CF1 Motorhome


  • Well appointed and comfortable interior
  • Well maintained and stored indoors by current owner

The Appeal

This Bedford CF1 motorhome has loads of fantastic retro style, especially with the very 70’s paint job it’s currently sporting. 

The interior is surprisingly spacious and bright and with the relaxed engine it’s perfect for quiet easy going getaways. Well equipped with a chemical toilet, fridge, cooker, mains hookup and an awning it's ready for your next adventure.

Having been in the same ownership for ten years and being regularly serviced it starts easily and the owner reports that it drives well, making it an ideal choice for anyone who wants a classic camper that's ready to use.

The History and Paperwork

  • V5 Present
  • Same owner since 2012
  • MOT until August
  • Previous MOTs from the current ownership
  • A selection of invoices from the current ownership covering regular servicing MOTs and repairs as necessary
  • Haynes manual 
  • A copy of The Campervan Bible by Martin Dorey in which it is featured

The Interior

  • Good condition throughout
  • New carpeting applied to the walls of the living area
  • Cooker and fridge are both clean and functional (fridge works on mains and gas)
  • 240v outlet sockets
  • The cab presents well with everything functioning except for the temperature gauge due to a faulty sensor - a replacement is included with the van
  • One of the skylights is held shut with tape to prevent it opening when driving

The two skylights combined with the large rear and side windows make the living quarters feel bright and open, whilst the cupboards provide plenty of storage space. 

The cushions are in very good condition along with the carpets and the cupboards, and the interior presents well overall. The rear seats are comfortable and convert into a double bed and there is an additional above the cabin bed up front. 

The Exterior

  • Finished in beige and bronze
  • Comes with awning
  • Serviceable condition with some room for improvement
  • Chrome bumpers, light lenses and door handles are all in good condition
  • Some bubbling of the paint as shown in the images
  • Wooden trim strips are in good condition

Whilst not in show condition it’s a fantastic looking campervan finished in beige and bronze to really give it that 70’s look. 

The wheels have a patina, but appear sound and are equipped with tyres with lots of tread. There is an awning on the side of the van complete with supporting poles as well as a 240v hookup cable. 

The Mechanics

  • Underside is clean and presents well
  • Starts, idles and runs smoothly
  • The owner reports that it drives exactly as it should
  • Overdrive on 3rd and 4th gears
  • Kept in indoor storage when not in use for the last ten years
  • Regularly serviced by the current owner
  • Comes with leisure battery and a mains charger

The current owner has used the campervan regularly over the course of their ten year ownership and has always ensured that it is well maintained and reliable. 

The engine bay is in good condition for the age and the underside presents very well. 

The van comes complete with a large selection of spares including a new windscreen and seals, new distributor cap and brake pads amongst others.


A perfect vehicle for a relaxed getaway, it is bright and spacious on the inside for its size and has the benefit of a side awning included with the van. 

Well maintained and with MOT it’s ready to jump in and enjoy.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Bedford
  • Model CF1 Motorhome
  • Colour Beige and Bronze
  • Odometer 85,398 Miles
  • Engine size 2279
  • Town Totnes
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
23 bids
  • ma•••• £6,700 26/06/22
  • gu•••• £6,600 26/06/22
  • ma•••• £6,500 26/06/22
  • mo•••• £6,200 26/06/22
  • ma•••• £6,000 26/06/22
  • mo•••• £5,700 26/06/22
  • ma•••• £5,500 26/06/22
  • mo•••• £5,400 26/06/22
  • ma•••• £5,250 26/06/22
  • cr•••• £5,000 25/06/22

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