A rare 1936 Pontiac motorhome for sale at auction.

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    A rare 1936 Pontiac motorhome is going up for sale at auction.

    The classic coachbuilt was built in 1936 by Russells of Bexhill, a prominent coachbuilder. The motorhome was built on a new Pontiac chassis cab for a Captian Dunn who was disabled and had the van made for his wife to drive and for him to be able to enter in his wheelchair via ramps and a manual winch.

    Captain Dunn had the motorhome on the road from 1937 through to 1940 when, over the war, he was evacuated to west Wales due to his disability and the motorhome wasn't driven.


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    I know the van quite well as i live local to its old showroom and have viewed it many times. If it sells within estimate, somebody will be getting a real bargain and a piece of history. Needs to be in a museum like Beaulieu so more people get to see it close up
     
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    Auctioneers usually put a low estimate to get maximum interest then just leave it to the buying frenzy in the auction room :)
     
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    That's real blast from the past, I think it should spend it's summers going to exhibitions & rallies etc.,
    It could be a good example of how it was done back in the day!

    Phill
     
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    So that's where Bailey got their idea for the cut & shunt looking Motorhomes.:LOL:
     
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    Have to be careful saying that.
    Awesome machine though.
    Phil
     
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    I've seen a die cast model of that M/H' think it was made by Franklins Mint.
     
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    Does it have solar...?
     
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  9. PeteH

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    I think it is the one that used to be in a Garage in the Poole area?. (Ringwood Road? rings a bell) The company (one of my "clients") traded Motor-homes as well as cars. If it is I have actually been inside it, the coach-building was excellent.

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    I entirely agree, It would be fitting to be part of the Beaulieu collection. maybe the caravan club might want to bid?:D(y)

    Pete
     
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    Kampers & Kars opposite SW vehicle auctions. Was owned by Ron Saunders
     
  12. PeteH

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    That rings the bell. They had a couple of classic cars too I think at one time. That used to be part of my old "District". Before I was shunted off to "do" the west country!. British Gas had a Training Establishment at Branksome. With more old Boilers than you could shake a stick at on which they trained the upcoming gas fitters!. And a Huge "Twin" single ram vehicle lifting platform in the Garage Workshop which all the fitters hated having to do work on! De Villbiss where near Bournemouth and "Sabre" Engines Near Ferndown.
     
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    And folk complain today about letting grey waste loose on the grass. :eek:
     
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    An amazing piece of history that has survived. A beautiful old lady.:)
     
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    Lovely old Girl...Perhaps we should ensure the future 'Owner' has FREE 'Funster' yellow stickers ? [front & rear] --OR maybe FREE 'lifetime membership' of Our Highly Valued Club..??
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    Should make £75 scrap, lot of wood in it though so maybe £50
     
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    Will it include the balance of the manufacturers warranty, a PDI and a habitation/damp check?
    Hope its never taken on the roads again, some drunken swine will probably total it.
    Beautiful piece of mohoming history which will, I hope be preserved for good.
     
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    Not much when Bonhams sold an Brough bike for something like £250,000 this year and there are several of those.
     
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