£10,000

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Highlights

  • Very original Mk1 panel van 
  • Matching numbers with 2litre V4
  • Fitted with sink and cooker 
  • Smart bodywork and paintwork 
  • Lightly modified with Volvo seats
  • Original interior included 

The Appeal 

Think British motoring icons and likely they’ll be E-Type or MGB shaped. None are as numerous or so instantly recognisable as the van that got Britain working: the Transit. 
It all started here with vans like this, the humble Mk1. Channeling Transatlantic styling cues with a simple, workmanlike heart that was thoroughly British, survivors are very rare. This one stands out. 
Finished in light blue with white roof, it is a matching number 2litre V4 that is largely original. The minor modifications include side windows.  Inside there is a cooker and sink. It is registered with the DVLA as a motor caravan so could be evolved in that direction or enjoyed as it is. Alternatively, it would make a stand-out commercial load lugger and is usefully ULEZ exempt for city use. 
It presents very well and with its comfy Volvo seats, likely making it considerably more relaxing to drive then when it was new. The original seats are included if you want to return the originality. 
Whether enjoyed as a distinctive commercial vehicle or developed as a camper, this lovely Transit is both rare and fascinating. 




The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 4th November 1968 
  • Eight registered keepers 
  • 1 set of keys
  • Some spares including wood-rimmed wheel 
  • Original seats included but in poor condition 
  • Vendor confirms this van is matching numbers 
  • Historic Vehicle that is MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 
  • Last MOT expired January 2019 with no advisories
  • Regularly used but few miles covered since last MOT test 



The Condition

  • Solid and very presentable Transit in two-tone light blue and white with auxiliary lights 
  • Paintwork is generally well kept with light signs of age and use visible in photos 
  • Bodywork presents well with some surface corrosion visible to roof and panels 
  • This appears to be non-structural and could likely be stopped with some light work 
  • Underside appears to be in good condition
  • Side door model with two windows let into rear load area
  • Chromework appears to be original and shows some tarnishing 
  • Steel wheels with white finish and well kept chrome hub caps 
  • Largely original interior with some later modifications for comfort 
  • Fitted with a sink and cooker with storage box under and carpeted rear deck 
  • Some sound proofing fitted to rear doors with Union Jack trim covers
  • Grey cabin headlining in good order 
  • Vinyl trim to side walls of load area
  • Original dashboard with stickers adorning lower knee roll recording its adventures
  • Auxiliary USB power connectors and switches and modern Alpine stereo 
  • We are told that everything works correctly 
  • Some attention may be required to headlight switch which does not hold on main beam
  • Fitted with black leather Volvo front seats - originals included but in poor condition 




The Mechanics 

  • 2litre V4 engine which we are told is original 
  • Original 4spd manual gearbox 
  • Vendor advises that the handbrake would benefit from adjustment 
  • Manual choke 
  • Reported to run and drive well with no issues to advise 



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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1968
  • Make Ford
  • Model Transit
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 72,909 Miles
  • Engine size 2000
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Billingshurst
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom

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