2003 Transporter 2.5 TDi LWB Finished in Meteor Grey, Fairly well specced (for a T4) with remote central locking AND electric windows!!
This van was owned by my neighbour in Braunton from new as a white panel van, Older boy, Family owned company, been in our Village for decades. I have been building Transporters since 1994 and told the owner that if this van ever came up for sale I would like to bid for it. Time went by, I moved house but always saw the chap in our village, usually in the local pub and kept on about the van.
In the summer of 2018, he decided to sell the van and gave me first refusal.
It had covered 58800 miles genuine, I would guess it had hardly been outside Barnstaple and certainly not outside our County!
And knowing the owner, I doubt it had ever been over 60MPH in its whole life… pretty much perfect stock, and almost impossible to find.
In the meantime I had a customer from London who has a holiday home in in North Devon. We had been in touch for some time as he was looking for a LWB T4 that he could keep to run his kids to and from the beach with surf boards when he was holidaying here.
So a deal was done, he wanted the van in Meteor grey, a nice internal floor (Altro) and lined, insulated and trimmed, new stereo, extra speakers, and 3 seats in rear (now a 6 seater) Tinted opening side windows, colour coed bumpers etc, side bars, nice wheels and all terrain tyres.
I got the van ready for him and he purchased it in August 2018. The van was has been kept in his garage and only used as a holiday surf bus. I kept in touch with him, as most of my customers become friends of ours.
In August this year 2023 he contacted us to say that he will be selling the van as he had hardly used it and now his kids have grown up they are not interested in surfing or coming down to north Devon anymore.
I had always told him that I would buy it back if it ever came back up for sale. I had advised him to sell it privately as it is about as honest as a van could be and should be an easy sell, but he was happy to sell it back to me in the trade as it was easier.
At first I was thinking I would just keep this van, god knows what it will be worth in another 10 years time and knowing how technical, problematic and horrendously expensive the modern Transporters and all commercial vehicles are now, if I was looking for a van to see my working life out, this is the kind of van I would be looking for. My wife has been hassling me for it but she already has a LWB T4 that we will keep.
The van has now covered 61300 miles, the second owner clocking up a mere 3000 miles in the 5 years he owed it.
It has all the MOT history to back up the mileage and if you know T4’s there is no question about this mileage.
As with all vehicles we sell, we went through this van completely in 2018. The new owner serviced it and MOT’ed it each year and it drives as well now as it did when we sold it to him.
The last picture in the gallery of the exterior of the van was taken in 2018, the van is just as tidy as you can see.
Van will be fully service again inc cam belt and water pump as well as twelve months MOT with NO advisories (it was MOT’ed 20th Feb 2023 with NO advisories.
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