BEDFORD HA VIVA CAMPER

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That is in amazingly sound condition for one of those rust buckets and doesn't look like it will take much body wise to get it in shape. Dormobile are still trading so the roof vinyls can easily be replaced, Drop in a bigger motor and 5-speed box and you've got yourself a cheap camper compared to a VW, ideal for those staycations that you've promised you'll take the missus on.
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Adam was trying to convince me that was a good buy last night.

I wasn't convinced :)
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I am all for 1960's nostalgia and staycations but this is perhaps a step too far plus I never liked the look of HA Vivas anyway...... :lol:
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Bloody awful things. :lol:
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Awful to look at. Awful to drive - and really, you'd have to be tiny to even consider spending a holiday in something THAT small :lol:
On the positive side, you'd be able to make a cup of tea while you were waiting for the recovery people ;) Ask anybody who owns an old VW camper :?
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I've had a think about the best way to make that usable, buy a rusty MX-5 for the engine, box and rear axle. No need to have the kettle on stand-by then, and enough power to pull a trailer and Austin Seven Special ;)
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Even better: Austin A55 camper (was it caller a Suntor?) fitted with an MGB engine and overdrive 8-)

Probably better still: And cheaper. Find a Travelodge!
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Vauxhall also thoughtfully painted some of those Viva vans and cars in a sort of redish brown rusty colour so that when the front of the wings went rusty you couldn't see it
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