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Cheltenham Springbox ‘Lilly’, 4 Berth Touring Caravans for sale
Cheltenham Springbox ‘Lilly’. Cheltenham Springbox ‘Lilly’4berth approx 50 years old. Stored indoors. Stunning hand built British caravan. *Blackmore Vale Leisure are acting as a selling agent. Please call us on 01747 851497 for more information. Arthur Gardner built his first caravan in 1919 for his honeymoon, he went on the launch the Cheltenham Caravan Company and produced the very successful hand built caravans you see here today. These caravans have a lightwight ash wood frame and chassis originally made from melted down wartime gun carriages. All Cheltenham caravans are named after Deer and include the Fawn, Sable, Springbok, Nyala and Waterbuck. They were purchased by some of the first pioneers of overseas caravan touring, having doors on both sides for easy excess on the European roads. Arthur Gardner also went to the USA where he assisted in the design of the famous Airstream. Close to home he helped a Sherborne company of cabinet makers to produce their own caravans which became the well known Castleton Caravan. Lilly. A beautiful 1969 Cheltenham Springbok Classic Vintage Caravan. Cheltemham Springboks are becoming very rare, they were the flagship model of perhaps the most highly regarded British caravan manufacturer of their era. This particular example is in lovely condition and has undergone improvements in line with todays requirements while retaining most original features and design. So, we have a traditional, classic caravan that looks pretty much exactly as it rolled out of the factory but with some of the comforts we now expect. The modern improvements are; * Double Glazing. * Hot and Cold water. * Cassette loo with electric flush. * 12 volt LED lighting. * Carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarm. * USB Charging. * Mood enhancing ambient 12 volt led lighting. The interior has been professionally re upholstered using fire resistant fabric and foam, new designer fabric lined curtains as well as new high quality non slip vinyl flooring. The caravan has been completely re-wired and is fitted with 13 amp sockets that have a vintage feel as well as a 12 volt system that operates the led lighting. The battery is charged by an inboard charger when that caravan is hooked up to the mains. * Thermally controlled heating. * Three way fridge (12 volt – 240 volt – gas). * Original gas stove and oven. * Gas and electric safety certificates. * Stable door. * Outside awning light. * Full awning with breathable awning carpet. * Aqua roll, waste master, hook up leads etc included. * Ready to use and enjoy this summer. This is a lovely example of a rare caravan, you could take it on holiday tomorrow and if cared for will continue to appreciate making her a potentially good investment.