A vintage Eccles caravan bought in 1933 which even had a role in the Second World War, is going up for auction tomorrow (2 December), and is expected to fetch a price of £4,000 to £5,000.

The Eccles Model 35 caravan, nicknamed ‘Lady Eccles’, still has the original leaded lattice windows from when Sir Rouse Boughton bought it from the London Caravan Company in Bond Street in 1933.

Lady Eccles was requisitioned for the war effort at the start of the Second World War, and was used throughout the war by the Observer Corps. 

Sir Rouse died in 1962, he passed it onto his daughter who died in 1992, after which it spent some years in a sorry state before being renovated by the parents of the vendor, who have now also died.

The auction will be held by Charterhouse.

If you’re looking for a more modern pre-owned tourer instead, be sure to take a look at our guide to the best used caravans.

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