The journey begins....
Ok; so this was shortly after I bought 103 JUY in... 1991 I think.
I bought her from the son of the original owner, so she had just been in the one family since new. She had about 84000 miles on, but I believe the majority of these were clocked up on family holidays to such exotic and far flung places as France, Italy, Spain, Austria and Germany (and remember this was 60’s Britain so that’s pretty flamboyant!) Testimony to this were all the vintage travel decals and, as I later found in the van, unsent post cards and old road maps.
JUY Was in pretty good shape and came with stacks of paperwork and receipts going back to the 70’s for things as menial as tyres.
Unfortunately I don’t have many pictures from this time, but she was all original including 6v and crossplys and was only missing the following:
Passenger 2/3 seat (replaced with seat from a marina!)
Awning and lower awning rail (due to sill repair)
Most of the tools from the tool roll
Cutlery and crockery
Condition wise she was starting to need a bit of tidying having had MOT cover sills tacked on (original, but rusty sill still underneath
), the guttering rail had started to go as had the lower screen surrounds and the doglegs were on the way out. A tow bar had been fitted directly to the bumper and the bumper had suffered numerous dings and dents. The rear corners were going as were the bottom of the doors.
Although I had no intention of selling in these early days, I also had no idea I would end up committing so much time and money into this vehicle... where has it all gone!