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FOR SALE What is this van worth?

Nov 22, 2007
5,297
5,932
East Yorkshire
Funster No
900
MH
Rapido "A" Class, Mecedes
Exp
18+yrs plus 25+Towing
Assuming I wanted it. It would take a lot of haggling, for me to pay more than 3K. I sold a similar age "premium" range topping (in it`s day) R-V near 10 years ago now for 10K. Absolute Mint interior, fully UK compliant, with bell and whistles. Old(er) classic campers are a very "niche" market. People pay inflated prices for "sheds" in the VW "van" world. There is a Hymer (age unknown) sitting in a HGV storage yard near us, been there some 12 years and never turned a wheel to my knowledge. Rumoured to be asking 5K. I think it will go for scrap, when the elderly owner passes.

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Mar 23, 2012
3,769
6,559
sleights
Funster No
20,245
MH
c class
Exp
1
It sounds like there's a reasonable consensuses it would be interesting to hear if it gets put on the market!
Looks like it's not in the UK from the background. If so the value has just plummeted!. If there's no mot and its UK registered it's either try to register it in the country it's in or recovery to the UK then start trying to sort it out. If it's already non UK registered get a local mot equivalent then drive over here and go through the process of getting it UK registered and mot.
 
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Jim

Ringleader
Jul 19, 2007
30,307
62,888
Sutton on Sea
Funster No
1
MH
C Class Diesel RV
Exp
Since 1990
Essentially someone would like to sell this van. They are an ex member who knows there are people here who like FFBs. He says he hopes to get more than £2k

He is going to send more pictures, when I have them I'll post them with his details.

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Jun 8, 2019
1,116
2,684
Bexley Kent
Funster No
61,505
MH
Autocruise starlet 2
Exp
May 2019
£2001. Make a great man cave in the garden, for when wife kicks off😂😂
 
Oct 7, 2011
153
117
hereford
Funster No
18,408
MH
a class
Exp
since 1980
Well made vans but I wonder why the owner has no MOT on the van when you consider it only costs about £50 to get done.
Habitable part may be great but it would concern me that it has major chassis problems, brakes, suspension,rot etc.
 

bobandjanie

LIFE MEMBER
Apr 28, 2008
6,152
6,623
Javea, Alicante, Spain
Funster No
2,360
MH
Pilote V600g
Exp
2007

I tried to tag bryandh Bryan but he is no longer a subscriber but he started the Facebook group for FFB owners, 🤔 Jim you might remember him and and his wife from the Marjal rally they came from Scotland but lived in Malaga. 🙂 Bob.

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Jim

Ringleader
Jul 19, 2007
30,307
62,888
Sutton on Sea
Funster No
1
MH
C Class Diesel RV
Exp
Since 1990
OK if you want this van the guys email is here. savagehenry@ymail.com and his whatsapp here Spain 634311399

The van is in Spain. Guys wife has recently been taken very poorly so he is now a fultime carer. It has nothing to do with me, I'm not on commission, I don't even know why I agreed to help this guy who is not a Funster, I'm just a soft touch. :D. Below are a few combined emails.

Can I place an advert on this site. I have an FFB Tabbert, which I would like to go to a good home as I am no longer in a position to use it.

It is left hand drive with a Fiat Ducato chassis/motor.
I originally bought it in Germany. It has a huge amount of paperwork including the original bill of sale and manuals etc. However, after using it for a couple of years I decided to put in a new interior. Just after this my wife became seriously ill. Since then I haven't touched it. It is at my property in Spain. It needs a lot of work, basically a new interior. The bed is still in and working ( drop down) electrics And water and blown air all still in and working. Roof cupboards also still in. I would really like it to go to someone who would appreciate it. It was an ambition of mine to own one of these and do it up in a modern style. Ah well!! It drives very well, has always been serviced, it came from Germany!!! Good tyres, assisted suspension, inboard tanks...fridge.. english registration plate. Sorn declared. I really have no idea of value these days, but I don't expect it is worth a huge amount ¿? It would be nice to see it loved! I'm rather fond of it. It treated my wife and I very well.


Hello,
yes it runs well. A very strong engine. I was impressed with its performance. Although I haven't started it for a while. No it doesn't have an MOT. It hasn't been in the UK for almost three years, I believe. My memory isn't so good these days.! I can get some pictures of the interior tomorrow and will send to you. As for price...well ..anything over £2000 would be great....but I am very out of touch with these things, so would take advice.

Many thanks Henry S.


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TheBig1

LIFE MEMBER
Nov 27, 2011
12,490
17,967
Dorset
Funster No
19,048
MH
A class
Exp
many many years! since I was a kid
Sorry Jim seeing the state of the interior even £2,000 is a bit strong. Its a shed on wheels, but somebody will buy it as a project at the right price

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Nov 18, 2011
10,414
21,425
Funster No
18,938
even i would not take that on it's worth abut £500 spears or repair :(
bill
Ps EDIT i just sent the picks to my son he recons 1k max as half of it is probably missing it would cost to much in time and material's to fix
 
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Nov 18, 2011
10,414
21,425
Funster No
18,938
Sorry Jim seeing the state of the interior even £2,000 is a bit strong. Its a shed on wheels, but somebody will buy it as a project at the right price
one problem it's in Spain it's British registered i think so it's a total lift back to the uk thats at least 3k if its Spanish registered i think theirs lodes of things hab wise to get it's safety cert gus-lopez would know
if you maneged to insure it its still the risk of driving through Spain France to get it back ot even driving to one of the spansh ports the engin gear box is worth £850 max the rest is scrap
bill
 
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Jim

Jim

Ringleader
Jul 19, 2007
30,307
62,888
Sutton on Sea
Funster No
1
MH
C Class Diesel RV
Exp
Since 1990
Sorry Jim seeing the state of the interior even £2,000 is a bit strong. Its a shed on wheels, but somebody will buy it as a project at the right price

:giggle:What are you saying sorry to me for?

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M-J

Jan 15, 2019
982
1,123
Funster No
58,012
MH
Bessacarr E562
Exp
1 year
After seeing more pictures I think £2k is too much, must be worth a grand to somebody.

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TheBig1

LIFE MEMBER
Nov 27, 2011
12,490
17,967
Dorset
Funster No
19,048
MH
A class
Exp
many many years! since I was a kid
if as has been suggested it needs repatriating from spain to get an mot, it would cost more than the value to get it home on a low loader
 
Apr 13, 2012
4,166
10,966
Funster No
20,541
MH
Mobilvetta Euroyacht
Exp
1996, then break 'til 2011
Will be a liability if left in Spain. I had to pay €200 to scrap a British reg car a couple of years ago.
 

Gromett

Funster
Feb 27, 2011
10,163
22,881
UK
Funster No
15,452
MH
Self Build
Exp
Since 2005
I will alter my valuation based on the new pictures. I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.
Value for someone in the uk is £0 in my opinion... Repatriation + reinstatement of the interior + replacement window etc etc would push it over the cost of an equivalent van in the UK by quite a margin.

If someone in Spain wanted it maybe £1,000 if it passed the Spanish version of the MOT?

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Lenny HB

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 18, 2007
21,765
26,834
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
I was thinking 5-6k until I saw the last lot of photos I think it's unsaleable. A shame looks reasonable on the outside apart from the broken window but the inside looks like it's been used as a shed & workshop.
 
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