MH Nostalgia - They don't make them like they used to..

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  1. magicsurfbus

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    ..which is probably just as well really, having owned one of them.

    I've been literally tearing through a pile of old magazines from the 60s and 70s to extract the adverts for resale, and I happened upon these little gems of Motorhoming nostalgia which I thought I'd share with you. From 1974 and 1978 respectively:

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    The Commer van was a nightmare, I owned one for three months and couldn't get rid of it quick enough!
     
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    It was that sort of van the CC cater for on their big sites no toilet or shower its time they moved on.
     
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    Agreed!!!!
     
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    I had a Bedford based "thing" with sliding driver/passenger doors which leaked like sieves, no, sieves held more water! Hideous thing but managed to part exchange it for a (by comparison) a luxury Holdsworth Villa on a VW T2. Ever thought how dated our current pride and joys will look in 40 years' time?
     
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    I used to drive a yellow commer van for work occasionally. The cornering was amazing - more like being in a boat -and a feeling you were about to capsize. :)

    My Parents had an Autohome like the one in the advert except it was Bedford CF. I had many happy trips with them in that.
     
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    Ive seen a few of those Advantura's. Some are still around. The ones i've seen have almost always been on Ford chassis
     
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    Look at those prices - goes to show what a good investment a campervan / motorhome is (y)
     
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    A 1978 VW Type 2 Devon in decent used condition would still cost you over £4,000 today. Our '75 VW had zero depreciation over the 7 years we owned it.
     
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    Didn't want to look too closely,made me feel bloody old!!:eek:
     
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    6 berth in a Commer, were people smaller in those days ? (n)
     
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    I'm sure I once heard Boy George of Culture Club saying he used to drive a Commer Chameleon.

    Neil Sedaka used to drive a Commer Downdoobydoodowndown. They were obviously popular among music stars.
     
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    Spent many an hour crammed into a Commer van with amps, speakers, drums, guitars and sweaty bandmates on the way to and from gigs. Not an experience i would like to repeat.
     
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    Spot on! 2500cc engine wouldn't pull the skin off a milky rice pudding. I'm sure the track was narrower on the front axle than the rear, used to steer like a drunken pig!
     
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    We went to Sweden in one,,,brilliant,,,,,BUSBY,,,
     
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    Petrol was a 1750 cc,,same engine as Hillman Minx,,,,,BUSBY,,,
     
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    OR ...........................................

     
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    Lots of free love! Around then!!
     
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