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Poll: Which of these voluminous vans floats your boat most? (67 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these voluminous vans floats your boat most?

  1. Bedford HA (18 votes [26.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.87%

  2. Ford Escort (10 votes [14.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.93%

  3. Morris Marina (7 votes [10.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.45%

  4. Voted Chevanne (8 votes [11.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.94%

  5. Simca Fourgonette (6 votes [8.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.96%

  6. Sommert different - please tell us! (18 votes [26.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.87%

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#31 OFFLINE   Baz

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:25 PM

Wow!....That Abarth 600 van thingy is SEX! 8)

Here's another wierd one....

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....Skoda 120 :shock:
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#32 OFFLINE   pompei

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 09:45 PM

try this


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#33 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 09:49 AM


http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f324/B...

....Skoda 120 :shock:

What!!??

I have just blattered my duds over that image. QUYILYAETY!

#34 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 09:52 AM

What about this? 25k from new one owner until 1990 then unused in a local garage since.......

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Again, aplogies to anyone who's seen this on RR. I suspect the random rubbish I take photos of might go down better here?

On the subject of vans, probably ex-White Arrow MkII Transit? LWB but single rear wheels. Ideal for delivering all those goodies from Great Universal spread over a year's payments.

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Anyone here want to guess at the yellow thing at the back? I'm stumped (it's not an UMM).

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 10:40 AM

Love the Anglia - just like my old dads one - except his was 1961 and light grey... and stunk of Dulux

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 08:17 PM

If i had the wedge this is the kinda shite i'd go for :)

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#37 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 11:11 PM

You get two for the price of one with this, both belonged to my step-dad about 1985/86 IIRC. Note the inventive graphics.

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There used to be a Chevanne around my home village that was mildly customised with slot-mags and murals featuring Tower Bridge. Because panels were removable, he transferred them when he bought a newer one.

#38 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 08:57 AM

Did someone mention Commer Cob earlier? Here's one in a barn near me, looks like it's been there a loooonnnggg time.

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#39 OFFLINE   Electric Leyland

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 07:25 PM

Top notch rusty commercial vehicle spotting Mr. Laurel!

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#40 OFFLINE   Baz

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 06:42 PM

Look at these beauties :shock: ....

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 11:36 AM

Hey Baz wasn't that CX van the subject of a huge EEC row?Apparently they needed a van to transport the mountains of paperwork that Brussels/Maastricht/wherever generates between the offices.Instead of buying a VW LT or sommat someone persuaded them ( a French commisioner perhaps?) to customise a brand new CX to do the job ( much better for image of the EEC you see :P )Anyway once finished the damn ting was so heavy it could just about manage to carry a single box of A4 ... so was 'retired' to the parking lot and caused a lot of bad press about EEC loony overspends ( I can't beleive that :P ) The officials tried to hide it ( piss and tarp anyone) but were afraid that if it leaked that they had it crushed there would be even more bad publicity ( I have the feeling it cost about £80k in the first place ).ooh and if they crushed it it would go against EEC directive 2522637/88 regarding disposal of motor vehicles!!! :twisted:

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 12:06 PM

Don't know if it's the same one, bit I've read something in an old Autocar or Motor about a CX 6-wheel van that was used by some French bloke to deliver the Financial Times to various places around Europe. He had some manic schedule that involved high-speed drives to several countries in the course of a night.If he could do it right, why not the EEC? Oh, think I answered my own question there.May still have the article at home in the teetering piles I laughably call an archive.

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 04:54 PM

Hey Baz wasn't that CX van the subject of a huge EEC row?

Apparently they needed a van to transport the mountains of paperwork that Brussels/Maastricht/wherever generates between the offices.

Instead of buying a VW LT or sommat someone persuaded them ( a French commisioner perhaps?) to customise a brand new CX to do the job ( much better for image of the EEC you see :P )

Anyway once finished the damn ting was so heavy it could just about manage to carry a single box of A4 ... so was 'retired' to the parking lot and caused a lot of bad press about EEC loony overspends ( I can't beleive that :P ) The officials tried to hide it ( piss and tarp anyone) but were afraid that if it leaked that they had it crushed there would be even more bad publicity ( I have the feeling it cost about £80k in the first place ).

ooh and if they crushed it it would go against EEC directive 2522637/88 regarding disposal of motor vehicles!!! :twisted:

Yes, I think You're right....I remember seeing that one in a book...."Extraordinary Automobiles", I think it was called....Very similar to the one in the photo, but I think it was based on a series one CX, had GTi alloys, and a two-tone metallic blue paint job.... 8)

Hang on...Just found a pic of it....

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 12:29 PM

I'd have to go for an R4 'noddy' with the umbrella gearshift, preferably up-rated by this guy (see the wolf in sheeps clothing) ; http://www.renospeed.co.uk/
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Posted 10 May 2006 - 11:23 AM

Couple of small Morris commercials on eBay at the mo.....

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:08 PM

one I saw in Sicily a coupla years ago

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

Hey nice classic thread to bump, nice one.
Voted Marina, naturally.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

I like most of the voting list, & I love the Fiat Citivan, but this for me please:

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Did someone say Volumetrico running gear with Abarth wide arch kit? No? Oh.. :oops:

With a 4x4 one of these as a winter back up:

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

Couple of variations on the Logan Van theme:

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....The second one looks like a good basis for an Ice-Cream Van....Imagine that! 8)
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#51 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

I thought this forum is about shite?


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#52 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

Hillman Husky (Imp-based).

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

Voted HA but should have just replied 'Maestro' as they're ace things.
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#54 OFFLINE   Joseph

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

My personal favourite...

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...But that boot sill - 'easy access' to the rear, this van aint!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

Renaut Estafette,had one for a time in the 60,s ended up with the drivetrain from some sort of renault rear engine with automatic clutch at rear,could be driven on either or both engines.
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#56 OFFLINE   Spiny Norman

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

I love these shite-in-waiting Chinese DFSK vans. :D

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...and that's when I shot him, your Honour.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

Gotta to be the HA Van for me as i was a YTS trainee at a long gone VX dealer (G.Wells and Sons in Strood) and Philips bought a the last ones left,they were and on A plates.

They were ancient compared to the Chevanne and Astras with drum front brakes and transverse front leaf suspension,i remember one coming in with the driver complaining about a poor turning circle on right lock that turned out to be a broken spring leaf that had slid out and was jammed against the hub..

Also they were great fun on a road test (eg Paper shop on Frindsbury Hill to pick up your copy of 'trails and motocross news') 'cos they were so easy to get to back fire by turning them off coasting along still in gear then putting the ignition back on again...

A mate at the time started at BT and said some of the drivers would deliberately blow the silencers open just to get another van (new fangled Maestro) or to finish early.Yet one old boy loved his and would cultivate his bedding plant seedlings in the door pockets..
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

I love these shite-in-waiting Chinese DFSK vans. :D


Those are lovely. I'd be tempted to replace the original badge up front with a BMW one.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

I love these shite-in-waiting Chinese DFSK vans. :D

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Wow....The sooner the Chinese start touting their wares in this country, the better! 8)
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:54 PM

Wow....The sooner the Chinese start touting their wares in this country, the better! 8)


http://www.dfskuk.com/ 8)

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