Here we have for sale 'Lola' our beautiful vintage caravan
Bought in 2009 Lola, a Thomson Mini Glen (1969/70) has been restored with no expense spared into the gorgeous caravan that she now is. She is in very good condition for her age and is solid and dry throughout with no leaks or damp.
This is a reluctant sale but a necessary one so that we can restore our new larger Carlight caravan to accommodate our growing family. We hope she goes to a home that will love her as much as we have :)
I currently hire the caravan out for Photo Shoots, TV, Media Events, Wedding Shoots and garden parties so if you do decide to bid, she would be an ideal kick-start for any vintage business. The caravan has been featured in several national magazines, blogs and on national TV. The most recent TV appearance was on T4 for V Festival where musicians including Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, Olly Murs, The Inbetweeners and many others were interviewed in the caravan! She has also exhibited at vintage festivals, the most well known being Vintage at Goodwood where Wayne Hemingway stepped inside to have a look!
If you don’t want to share Lola with others though, she makes a fabulous caravan for unforgettable holidays and you won’t be short of admirers. She can also be used as a home office or she would make a fantastic children’s play den!
Technical Specifications are as follows as taken from the Thomson Caravan Website:
Length body net: 8ft 6 ½ in
The exterior of the caravan has been professionally resprayed. The top colour is an off-white and the bottom of the caravan was sprayed in Sage Green. The cost for this alone was over £600. Unfortunately whilst in storage she was knocked into a wall whist being moved and therefore has two small dings and a few bits of paint have flaked as a result. We could have had it professionally repaired but haven’t felt the need as it doesn’t detract from the beauty of her!
She is solid and dry with no leaks or damp.
Both tyres are in good condition and a spare wheel comes with the sale.
Comes with Mains Hook Up (cable included). Ideal for plugging in your kettle, toaster and hairdryer!
As the Mini-Glen was specially designed for towing with the original Mini, it is suitable to be towed with virtually any car. In terms of manoeuvrability it is easy to move with one or two people.
All windows in working order and has one skylight.
Has a stable door. Comes with one key.
Comes with a personalised vintage style aluminium pressed number plate.
2 Berth - The two bench seats with the table converts into a double bed. The bed becomes 6ft in length and approximately 4ft wide. Four people can be seated at the table during the day and the table can either stay up or be stored away in the cupboard.
Upholstery - Upholstered in sage green with white polka dot fabric. The covers are removable for washing. I will include two floral fabric cushions in the sale too. The fabric is hardwearing and is in excellent condition.
The curtains are made from original Cath Kidston fabric and are lined professionally. I think the fabric was called Antique Rose.
Flooring – We had Coir flooring professionally installed. Coir flooring is particularly hardwearing with its strong fibres and highly textured finish being able to withstand lots of wear and tear.
Walls and Cupboards – All cupboards doors have been painted in a gloss finish Sage coloured paint, matched specifically to the seating upholstery. Walls and ceiling are painted in white. There is plenty of cupboard space available. The largest ‘cupboard’ did house a toilet but we removed this to make way for more storage. If you so desire, a portable toilet can be purchased for relatively little £ and put in.
There is shelving most of the way round the caravan for all your nick nacs and two overhead cupboards for glassware.
Kitchen - She has a sink (cold water only) and original foot pump. She also has a two ring gas hob and toaster although this is not currently working. We have always preferred to take our portable gas hob so we can cook outside to get into the camping spirit! There is a good amount of worktop space too which lifts up to reveal the sink and hob.
Electrics – There are two double electric sockets in Lola. The Electrics are in good working order.
We would be very happy to show you Lola if you’d like to come and view her before bidding (please call me on 07941 416086) - we are based in Bedworth, Warwickshire (CV12). Please remember she is not a ‘new’ caravan though and is an old gal! For more photos please visit the gallery at http://www.myvintageparty.co.uk/myvintagepartygallery.htm and select ‘Vintage Caravan’ for a larger selection of images. The photos should speak for themselves!
For more information on this model, also visit http://www.thomson-caravans.co.uk/thomson/roadtests/1967miniglen.htm for a wealth of information.
Payment – I would require payment in cash on collection. However, as soon as the auction finishes I would require a deposit of £250.00. This is non refundable if you decide to change your mind.
Please note that the caravan will need to be collected from Bedworth (CV12) unless otherwise agreed.
Lola is advertised elsewhere and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw her from this auction at any time.
Please note props in the photos are not included in the sale unless stated.
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Good luck bidding!