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PostSubject: Late 50''s Stirling caravan.   Sun May 17 2009, 10:53

A year ago if you'd asked me about caravans you'd have a got a short answer basically staing 'I hate caravans!' now if you'd ask me i'd have to say 'i hate modern caravans' Laughing

Anyway a bit if a flutter on ebay and i ended up being the proud owner of this late 50's Stirling caravan. As i neared the previous owners house to pick it up yesterday i was a little nervous as is expected when buying something from a few photos, especially something that's nearly 50 years old, is made of aluminium and wood and has stood outside all its life... when i arrived i was relieved as it was if anything better than i expected and towed great for the 120 mile trip home behind my T4 Smile

On the outside all the aluminium paneling looks rot free and most of the frame underneath is ok, it just needs some repair around the rear R/H wind down leg. the exterior paint is tatty but i have plans for that...

The inside is really not too shaby, it needs a few past modifications tidying up but is pretty complete.































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PostSubject: Re: Late 50's Stirling caravan.   Mon May 18 2009, 07:04

Looks even smaller next to the chevy!

I turned our old caravan into my printing workshop.

Had some fun holidays as a kid in caravans

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PostSubject: Re: Late 50's Stirling caravan.   Mon May 18 2009, 12:16

That looks proper mad Tim, somewhere between Jeeves & Wooster and Carry On Camping Very Happy
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PostSubject: slowest thing on the road   Mon May 18 2009, 13:56

Where you off on holiday then Tim......Budleigh Salterton ?
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PostSubject: Re: Late 50's Stirling caravan.   Tue May 19 2009, 11:25

Is that burghley house? I didnt know you was doing jags now too, whos is the e-type?
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PostSubject: Re: Late 50's Stirling caravan.   Tue May 19 2009, 13:36

smiffys_chop_shop wrote:
Is that burghley house? I didnt know you was doing jags now too, whos is the e-type?

No It's the entrance to the posh estate grounds where i got the caravan from, it was owned by the people that live in a small cottage next to the victorian walled garden which i guess was the gardeners house in the past... it was a lovely place!

no i don't do jags, Jonny's next door neighbour owns it and he pointed him my way which i'm not sure i'll ever truely forgive him for... Laughing

Obviously just my opinion but i never liked E-types from the outside with there sleak body lines and then far too upright windscreen aswell as wheels set so far in they look like the car should roll over at the first corner it trys to tackle... and having sat in one i can safely say the interior is no better... acres of black vinyl with loads of too modern for the car plastic rocker switches and semi classic instuments... what the hell were they thinking? confused

still it makes a change and the owner's a nice chap so i'm happy to help him out.
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PostSubject: Re: Late 50's Stirling caravan.   Wed May 20 2009, 09:58

e type ragtops with the roof down look fab, because of not having the high roof........i think that problem was solved with the XK.....
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