"SOLD". 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

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"SOLD". 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by gregholme » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:42 pm

With some sadness, I'm finally going to sell my bus.
This is a rare and wonderful split screen - a U.K. Registered RHD Microbus with just two owners from new.
It has a complete documented history with all the paperwork from the original purchase order up to the present day.
The bus was undersealed by the VW dealer prior to delivery and it has been garaged its entire life. The bodywork is all original and has never required any welding or repairs.
It has its original H series 1500 single port engine and is completely stock mechanically. No modifications whatsoever other than the governor has been removed and it has a Bosch centrifugal distributor. It still has 6 volt electrics and it drives perfectly.
It is fitted with a Westfalia tow bar as the first owner occasionally towed a small caravan.
The bus retains its original official Devon Caravette fit-out from JP White of Sidmouth, which is complete down to the last teaspoon, with all the original instructions, as well as its blue canvas awning which is hardly used.
I have replaced the upholstery fabric with a sympathetic colour and very high quality Kvadrat Norwegian wool fabric, but still have the original Duracour covers which are a bit threadbare in places. The curtains are original.
This bus was featured a few years ago in the SSVC magazine and described as one of the most complete and original vans ever featured.
It could be in a museum but what it needs and what I want is for it to be loved, cherished, used and enjoyed as it was by Mr Frank Williams and his family for the first 29 years and by my family since.

If you are interested in buses that have been modified / up rated / chopped / slammed or whatever the terms are, then please do not contact me.
If what motivates you is the utter charm , functionality and perfection of the original Microbus / Devon campers then contact me to arrange to view it in SE London.

My bus is for sale for £34,000 and I would really like it to go to a good new home.
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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by Starsky2727 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:41 pm

Beautiful


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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by Austin » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:01 pm

Stunning, good luck with the sale bud.

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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by type21f » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:54 pm

Lovely Bus...
Stunning indeed..
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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by Vespa135 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:15 pm

one more beautiful bus just out off my price range, hope it fine that special family to take it on its next journey
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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by Saperlipopette » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:29 am

Wonderful

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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by John TC » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:41 am

Good luck with the sale Great Bus
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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by Sweet Rides » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:24 am

Really nice bus, best I`ve seen for sale in a while, hope you find it a considerate new home :)


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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by pedalcarjoe » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:02 pm

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Now that brings back memories :)

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Post by rikki james » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:14 pm

OMG.... Perfect!! good luck with the sale fella ;-)
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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by ted698 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:34 pm

Erm.... Wow! This is a special bus..... you don't see many Devons in this condition.... it's time warp perfect.... good luck with the sale!


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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by andrew » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 am

Wow it's a nice bus. Would like to view it please if I can. I'm in Kent. Whereabouts are you in SE London? Andrew

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Post by miles » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:55 am

Best of luck with the sale :)
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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by matara » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:46 pm

Hi there lovely bus. I too have a 65 Devon Caravette that made its way over to Sydney in the 70's. Do you have another thread on here with more pics. I just would like to see some more reference pictures to see what I am missing in my bus. Good luck with the sale it would be very hard to part with such a lovely bus.

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Re: 1965 Microbus Devon Caravette for sale - stunning perfect!

Post by rudolf hucker » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:12 pm

Is the bus still for sale?

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