Some vans manage to transcend their utilitarian origins and become national automotive treasures – the Bedford CA van is one of them and this 1965 example is an almost ideal example.
It is not perfect, but then –as some of you will point out - they were like that from new. It does, however, start first time and drives but would not pass an MOT without some work- and even though it does not need an MOT, the sensible new owner would be wise to check it over thoroughly as it has not been used for some time (the last MOT was in 2006).
EKT 430C has 52,863 recorded miles on the clock but whether that is the first time around or not is open to debate. However, most vans tend to live a hard life so the figure could be seen as encouraging whichever way you look at it.
This Bedford would make an ideal promotional vehicle for the small or boutique business – flower deliveries, hipster coffee companies or for those thinking of going into the retro bank robbery business.
The van could stand a little primping (and good ones do command high prices) but its slightly down at heel charm does have a certain appeal and it looks like a very solid place to start.
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