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What did you pay for your van?

Postby bigbadbob76 » 01 Dec 2017, 14:52

We've all seen the silly prices some folk ask for the van they're selling on E-bay etc.
But what are prices really like? How much do these vans actually sell for?
please give as much detail as possible-
Here's mine.

Price- £2200
When- oct 2016
Mileage- 158K
condition- rough but running and MOT'd.
Body type- Panel van camper conversion.
Engine- 1.9 petrol watercooled.
Gearbox- 4sp manual.
Roof type- Tintop.
Snchro?- No.
LHD?-No
'86 1.9 DG, 4 speed, camper.
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby jamesakers » 01 Dec 2017, 16:02

Price: £5,000
When: February 2016
Mileage: 103,000
Condition: Fridge panel showing corrosion, stiff gear changes, VEGE reconditioned engine
Body type: Panel Van
Conversion: Autosleeper Trooper (with Fridge, twin hobs and Propex)
Engine: 1.9 Petrol Watercooled
Gearbox: 5sp manual
Roof type: Pop-top
Snchro: No
LHD: No
Sir Adventure - 1991 Autosleeper Trooper 1.9DG Petrol
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby crazyhorse » 01 Dec 2017, 16:11

Price: £4,800
When: July 2014
Mileage: God Knows, had a new speedo in
Condition: Ok, looked pretty good to me when I saw it. Hindsight after nearly 4 years it was still a good deal ( I think. Did have a Gasure LPG with it. Seam rust but underneath solid
Body type: Panel Van coverted to high top camper
Conversion: Home Converstion by previous owner, fridge and grill, lesiure battery.
Engine: 1.9 Petrol Watercooled. Since owning, leaking water jackets, unknown on purchase. Second hand enging installed in Aug 16
Gearbox: 4sp manual
Roof type: Pop-top
Snchro: No
LHD: No
87 Transporter 1.9 WBX DG and LPG. In Maroon

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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby itchyfeet » 01 Dec 2017, 17:48

This thread is useless without pictures :lol:

2007 for the tin top, probably a bit too much but we were new to them (paid £1400)

Imagevan advert by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

1989 Pop top Holdsworth was 3K in 2016 but DJ engine was broken, spent over 1K getting it like this and I do the work myself.


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1989 DJ digijet WBX Holdsworth Villa 3 Pop Top
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby kit » 01 Dec 2017, 19:34

Gave a grand for mine in 2001.
1y Tin top rust collector.
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby Moonrakers » 01 Dec 2017, 21:30

Purchased 2013
70,000 miles
Right-Hand-Devon converted Camper based on Caravelle, pop-top, 1985 WBX
No rust, no welding, original engine, original paint, undamaged and complete original interior
2 owners, complete service history with all Mot certs, tax discs and invoices for everyhthing
Full MOT no advisories but needed new exhaust.
£9800
Current VW: 1986 Devon Moonraker, pop-top, 1.9 DG, 5-Speed
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby lodgey62 » 01 Dec 2017, 22:20

Bought 2014 £6250, two owner's 78000 MLS,all old mots, fantastic condition inside ,a bit of seam rash,steps a bit rusted but we do love it,we have had nearly 100 nights out up to press and if you consider how much that would have cost in B&Be well the van stands us at nowt,us Yorkshire men like that!Used to tour on my bike but now more often than not in the van and my dog can come too. :ok
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby kentishvanman » 01 Dec 2017, 23:41

Purchased 1999 for £5750 1.9dg Autosleeper High Top Auto box.
Two previous owners, one for 18 months the second one for 10 years
Mileage 60,000 approx. Condition v. good.
LPG conversion in 2007.
Mileage now 103,000
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby T3luestar » 02 Dec 2017, 10:01

Paid to much for it, spent far too much on it and paying way too much to keep it!

(But never going to sell it)
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What did you pay for your van?

Postby RogerT » 02 Dec 2017, 20:56

^^^

I was hoping nobody would ever start this thread.

2012, £5000
1988 Homebrew converted panel van with high top and windows. A fairly fresh coat of white paint, and not much visible rust, at least to someone who doesn’t know what to look for.
Ropey rock and roll bed, fridge (12v & gas), 4 burner hob (4!).
JX engine, which he said was a reconditioned job fitted 5000 miles previously after he’d left it without antifreeze in and ice had cracked the block. Assured me there was a receipt for it somewhere in the wodge of paperwork he gave me.
125k on the clock.

It’s one saving grace is that it was in Spean Bridge, i.e. less than 250 miles away. Made it home before the front brakes seized.
The engine has been mostly fine.
The rest of it is mostly rust.

https://flic.kr/p/wtVa91
But it’s been fun!
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby Citizen Smith » 02 Dec 2017, 21:49

Well my PA mate bought my Leisuredrive high top WBX for £2,500 some time in 2007 in what must have been ropy condition even then. After having it for a few months doing some mechanical stuff he, his wife and their dog went on a weeks holiday but never made it to the seaside having spent the week camped up in a pub car park. He bent a rim exiting the car park - I wonder how - and returned home abandoning the van behind his garage where it resided for a few months until his wife, not being impressed with the venture anyway, found mouse droppings in the cooking area and mould in the fridge and put the kibosh on it. It was now in need of a total refurbishment so I gave him a monkey for it (£500) and spent some time and a couple of £K bringing it up to a reasonable standard.

He says he is on the wagon now but we shall see as her ladyship has her eye on him and has his secret hiding places sussed. Sad really as I have known him for sixty years and he is a really nice bloke when sober :( . The van is doing better fingers crossed :)

So £2500 ish and a load of work is the answer.

CS
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby bigbadbob76 » 02 Dec 2017, 22:36

Interesting story C.S. :ok
sounds like you got a bargain.
What we pay for them and what they cosst us are two very different things. :rofl
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby Fritz » 03 Dec 2017, 02:32

Having owned 3 T25 over the last 18 years I started with(1980) Base level Devon Camper 2 up and 2 down which I paid £1400 quid for in 2000, after a revamp and 4 years ownership it was sold for £2500, we then bought a (1989) Caravelle Carat for £6000 which had all the added extras you could imagine,,,,,,this was sold for less then what we paid for it and in it s place was bought a Viking 5 berths T25 to suit our expanding family for £4700 we had this for the best part of 10 years till it was scrapped by local mot station,,,,,,,I later broke it up and made almost £3500 in parts alone .

The moral of the tale is what ever you do ,,,,,,Do not sell your vehicle as a job lot,,,,,,if and when you decide your van is no longer any use to you as intended,,,,,,,breaking it up will get you the best return you could ever imagine.


Late model T4 with english built interiors are best unless you can find an ultra late South African T25 to continue the dream.......


Regards,,,,


Fritz,,,,,
One day you will find me,,
Driving in my Camper,
With a Surf and Paisley wrap on both sides....
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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby NicBeeee » 03 Dec 2017, 09:10

Fritz wrote:Having owned 3 T25 over the last 18 years I started with(1980) Base level Devon Camper 2 up and 2 down which I paid £1400 quid for in 2000, after a revamp and 4 years ownership it was sold for £2500, we then bought a (1989) Caravelle Carat for £6000 which had all the added extras you could imagine,,,,,,this was sold for less then what we paid for it and in it s place was bought a Viking 5 berths T25 to suit our expanding family for £4700 we had this for the best part of 10 years till it was scrapped by local mot station,,,,,,,I later broke it up and made almost £3500 in parts alone .

The moral of the tale is what ever you do ,,,,,,Do not sell your vehicle as a job lot,,,,,,if and when you decide your van is no longer any use to you as intended,,,,,,,breaking it up will get you the best return you could ever imagine.


Late model T4 with english built interiors are best unless you can find an ultra late South African T25 to continue the dream.......


Regards,,,,


Fritz,,,,,
Mmmmmm me thinks breaking up decent vans to turn a profit may be frowned upon on here [FACE SCREAMING IN FEAR]

Paid 4600 for ours 6 years ago, 88 1.9 panel van conversion, it looked in cracking condition but badly tuned, with bodgy handmade interior including dangerous wiring, spent countless hours on it, engine rebuild, complete bespoke interior, body repairs if I was to equate my working hours in lost overtime it probably runs into the thousands. Still we have had the best holidays with it.

Paid £4600
Hours £10,000
Parts £1000
Today's value £priceless




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Re: What did you pay for your van?

Postby 300CE » 03 Dec 2017, 14:10

Price- £3000
When- Mar 2013
Mileage- 158K but upon checking previous Mot’s it had been stuck on this for about 5 years. Speedometer now repaired.
Condition- Not too bad, but now bits & pieces coming through. Just spent £1k having bits and pieces cut out and painted.
Body type- Panel van camper conversion.
Engine- 1.9 petrol w/c which proceeded to break down on my way home
Gearbox- 5sp manual.
Roof type- Poptop
Snchro?- No.
LHD?-No

Had a new interior put in and spent tons of hours and a small fortune in replacing/refurbing engine/ancillaries/all brakes/water hoses/rad etc etc but all mechanical work had been completed by my best mate so whilst have spent a few quid have saved £000’s. Engine coming out again for repair in the next few weeks.

Day Purchased:

ImageIMG_0080 by Justin C, on Flickr

Current:

ImageUntitled by Justin C, on Flickr
1986 VW Transporter Bitsa Conversion, 1.9 DG Watercooled, Weber Carb, 5 Speed Dogleg
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