MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

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MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by westy_mick » Wed May 13, 2015 11:43 pm

Out of all the campers probably the early westfalia SO23 model is the most desirable and sought after. So when I got a chance to get my hands one on I couldn't stop myself from having it . Story goes its a one owner vehicle ,used for camping trips but whilst on one of these trips some 20 years ago a spare can of petrol tipped over and started a fire in the rear of the bus. Luckily the fire was put out but had burned the wardrobe and the rear headliner and the heat and melted one of the clam shell lights and butty box . The rest managed to escape pretty much without damage.It still has most of its goodies including childs cot Privvy tent roof rack water tank etc.It is mostly og paint never welded never crashed everything on the bus is original to the vehicle when it left the factory A resto was started but never finished so it sat in his barn until now. It has been trailered some 1700 miles across the USA from North Dakota to Linden NJ awaiting shipment to Southampton. Hope you like the pictures

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ARRIVING AT THE PORT LINDEN NJ

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by jayvanman » Thu May 14, 2015 5:36 am

Awesome, what a find!

i'll be watching to see how this one gets on.

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Post by Stevelambretta » Thu May 14, 2015 1:08 pm

Will make an awesome bus mate


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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by ShrediKnight » Thu May 14, 2015 1:52 pm

Aye, that's a true beauty, will be watching this one... :)


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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by Reggie » Fri May 15, 2015 6:49 am

Great looking Westy Mick you find some great buses.
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Post by Rick T » Fri May 15, 2015 7:23 am

Nice bus Mick,

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Post by 67ben » Fri May 15, 2015 8:45 pm

Really cool westy mick looks very complete
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Post by 211vanman » Tue May 19, 2015 10:57 am

That's vw porn xxx
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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by clymoj » Tue May 19, 2015 12:54 pm

That's a beautiful find.
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Post by westy_mick » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:55 pm

Not much to add , only to say managed to get 'Mr Mortimer' back safe and sound .Used A different shipping company this time very helpful and a lot cheaper than Kingstown. It pays to shop around !! Made a list of the few parts missing ie bullet indicators , back lights and a couple of Sigla windows .A trip to Busfest sorted that.


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Post by miles » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:37 pm

Great looking bus ;)
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Post by grant » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:23 am

Great find mick
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Post by Stevelambretta » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:37 am

Impressive bus mick

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Post by markp » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:24 pm

ME LIKE !!!

SIMPLES !!!
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Post by steve j l » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:29 pm

Very nice.

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