Lot 216 - 1957 12856 CA Van

Lot 216 - 1957 12856 CA Van

Lot 216 - 1957 12856 CA Van

Lot Number 216
Registration PJV 355
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 nowadays.

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.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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