Is this the world's oldest campervan?

Dangerous Dan

Dangerous Dan

2016-09-12 15:43:06

If you have a passion for campervans and vintage vehicles, this might be one of the ultimate vehicles for you!

It's a unique 1936 Pontiac Six 4.0-Litre Motorhome, featuring its completely original hand-built wooden interior, complete with old tins of jam still in the cupboards.

It belonged to a Army Captain named Francis Scrivens Dunn, who had it custom-built by a British coach builder in 1936, based on the chassis of a Pontiac Six he had shipped fom the US.

Him and his wife took it on holidays across the UK in the late 1930s, but it still has less than 10,000 miles on the clock and spent 50 years in careful storage.

It was later used as an ambulance in WWII, and his widow kept it until she passed away in 1991, before it sold at Bonhams this week for more than $45,000.

I know it belongs in a museum, but how amazing would it be to take a road trip through Britain in this thing? I bet a cup of tea never tasted so good as in the back of that van!


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