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Caravan additions to the main site.
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sheffieldcortinacentre



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes its a sprite 10footer cadet?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pre-war caravanners might like this update on the main site, relating to a '39 Winchester Imp.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/winchesterimp.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rick, that caravan really is unique aye?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Period shot of an ancient Eccles added to this page today.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/prewar-caravan.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more early vans need identifying, added to this page.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/prewar-caravan.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super Eccles of the 1920s now features on the main site:
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/vintage-daimler.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An addition to the forum actually, but not in this section....

Can anyone here id the cars and caravans, in the photo shown here?

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17936

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos of a Model B Ford and a pre-war caravan, in 1935, added to this page today.

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/prewar-caravan.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
An addition to the forum actually, but not in this section....

Can anyone here id the cars and caravans, in the photo shown here?

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17936

RJ


It's a 1966/7 Sprite 400
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
9/3/12 Included amongst some period shots of an F-Type Vauxhall Victor added to this page, are two showing the car with a small caravan - can anyone confirm the make of 'van? Sprite maybe?
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/vauxhall-victor.htm

thanks, R


That's a 1956-1959 Sprite Ariel. It was designed for the then new VW Beetle and was something of a sensation in Europe. Strangely, it was never launched in the UK at the time but so many people were importing them that in late 1957 Sprite finally produced a UK model.

Just 10ft long, it squeezed four berths into it - a double at the back (4ft dinette by day) and a 6ft single at the front with a hammock style bunk above. It was extremely basic with only one gas lamp and a twin burner hob/grill provided as standard spec! It was the forerunner to the Sprite 400, which came along in 1960. They basically took the Ariel and shaved over 100kgs off it, which was mostly achieved by giving the 400 a half steel, half wooden chassis. The idea was kept until 1965 when the 400 regained a full steel chassis like the Ariel had. Ironically, the Ariel name re-appeared in 1976 to replace the Sprite 400.

The original Ariel is a very rare caravan now, not many about at all. I know of just two surviving. I'd love to find one and add it too my collection, best get searching some hedge rows!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post-war caravanning photos added to a new page on the main site today.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/classic-caravans.htm

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