We've bought an elderly but, very tidy Kon-Tiki & its fun. Photo heavy. (1 Viewer)

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ambulancekidd

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Since 1964 Gosh that makes me feel old.
As some folks might know, I posted a wee account of a recent purchase on "today I bought" which we made & now I'm going to give updates & progress reports of my newest project.

Last summer we sold our motorhome to make way for a bigger, newer replacement.
Now as often happens the money which we are expecting for a land sale is dragging on in the frustrating way these things do.
In the meantime I'm suffering extreme withdrawal symptoms & every time I see a motorhome go past our door (dozens each day now) my heart is yearning to get mobile.

With all of this in mind I decided to plunder one of my savings plans with a view to buying whatever these limited funds would allow.
Then I spotted an advert from Dixons of Perth who were selling an elderly Swift Kon-Tiki.
This Kon-Tiki was way older than I'd ever have considered but, the advert said that the condition was "amazing".
Now I've always been a cynical guy & now I'm getting on a bit so I'm an old cynic.
The motorhome is a 1995 but, it was a lovely day so we took a jaunt north with no real particular expectations.

What we found really surprised me, this elderly moho is in remarkable condition & despite my best efforts with a damp meter I could find no signs of damp or repairs.
The soft furnishings are quite dated & could do with some reupholstering but, the rest of the interior is stunning, the exterior had been nicely updated & speaks for itself.

Its quite good fun learning how to use some of the bygone systems & I have plenty of tweaking to do.
I'm knackered with arthritis but, tinkering with this kind of project lights my fire.

So with no further ado, I give you "Peggy".
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irnbru

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I am so pleased for you both. It matters not that Peggy is old. you will get the same enjoyment from Peggy as you would with an updated one.

Lots of fun times ahead making her how you want her.
 

DuxDeluxe

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That looks to be a great buy. Didn’t know that Laurence Llewelyn Bowen designed Swift motorhome interiors though........;)

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bigtwin

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I thought: “wow! I’ve never seen one with a kitchen behind the cab seats”. :doh:

:giggler:

Ian
 

bobandjanie

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Everyone always said leaky Kon-tiki :rolleyes: our first motorhome was a 97 kon-tiki can't think of the model, but it had a bathroom across the back. (y)

Had it a couple of years, no damp I think the only problem we had was the water heater we replaced the burner, being our first motorhome we went everywhere with it. :LOL:
Happy travels ;) you have plenty of room for the dogs, especially if they are wet. :LOL: (y) Bob and Janie.
 
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Congratulations, great find it's a lovely motorhome, enjoy.

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Well done you..it looks great..and I am sure you will improve it still more..happy travels
 
May 3, 2016
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That looks to be a great buy. Didn’t know that Laurence Llewelyn Bowen designed Swift motorhome interiors though........;)
Does that mean she's worth more...:giggler:
Does anyone have a set of furry dice just to add to the era & the ambiance.:rock:
What a lovely van. A few throws and she will be fine. Hot plenty of room there as well. Enjoy your travels.
Guess who will be crawling about making the templates for new loose fit carpets.:hot:
The pink is going in the bin.
 

lindyloot

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Looks good , enjoy your travels in Peggy

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Sam and Viv

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Hi we have a 96 Swift Royal 630 and the inside is identical even in colour we,ve had it 11 year never let us down goes for it,s MOT tomorrow. Great motorhomes.

Sam and VIV.(y)
 

Anthea M

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Looks lovely and comfy and so light and airy .
Peggy will bring you many happy holidays!
Enjoy.
 

TheBig1

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Good luck with the project van. The history of MOT failures and repeated advisories for rusty brake pipes gives a picture of mechanical neglect. Hope the welding for the front struts was done properly/well

sorry it looks pretty but in my opinion is that it will cost you to get it right
 

cruiser

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The old ones are the best. I have a 1990 elddis ,I have had from new no damp and still going strong. It has just passed its MOT. First time again. Good luck with yours.
 

kip

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Lovely looking MH, you'll definitely stick out from the crowd .Enjoy your travels in her(n).

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