Lot 216 - 1957 12856 CA Van
|Odometer reading||55,082 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
First introduced in 1952, the Bedford CA was a light delivery
van built upon a separate chassis with production continuing
through to 1969. The chassis allowed specialist bodyworks to be
fitted such as the Dormobile and Campervan conversions and was
offered in either short or long wheelbase with carrying capacities
of 10cwt, 12cwt or 15cwt. The basic van, with its two opening rear
doors and sliding front doors, despite being the mainstay utility
vehicle of the period, is an uncommon sight on our roads
We are pleased to offer the even rarer split screen version of the CA van and with its original purchase receipt. Having been in the current ownership for the past ten years, this 1957 short wheelbase 15cwt example is powered by the four cylinder, 1508cc engine with three speed column change underwent a full restoration shortly after purchase. The works not only included a full body refurbishment, but also a mechanical rebuild, inclusive of engine, gearbox, brakes and suspension. In fact, on starting the engine, it is so quiet; it is difficult to know it is running.
Many words may be used to convey the fine condition of this Bedford; however, only viewing will reveal its true glory. On the road and ready to go with a UK V5 registration document and Historic road fund licence, this restored CA Van represents a rare opportunity, especially when you consider the modest estimate.
Previous lotLot 215 - 1970 12892 Dart Recreation
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