This Ford Thames was turned into the famous Dormobile campervans in the 1960’s.
It was the British who created the first caravans in the early 1930’s.
They also have a history of creating campervans.
In the 1960’s and 1970’s, it was a firm named Martin Walter Ltd of Folkestone that became famous fort heir Dormobile-conversions of all sorts of vans, mostly English vans by Ford or Bedford.
This 1965 Ford Thames is one of them. Looking quite smart wit hits two-tone colour scheme and the raising roof immediately shows the purpose of this car.
Unfortunately, the camping-interior has vanished. The folding chairs in the back look to be the original ones, but the rest of the furniture has gone.
Nevertheless, it is a charming campervan and it should be possible to restore it back and make it a fully functional campervan again.
This Ford Dormobile is part of the next sale at auction house Mathewsons on May 26. The auctioneers estimate it at GBP 5,000 to 6,000.