Tue 09 Jan 2018
Name: Graham Harris
Location: Rochester, Kent
As it's surplus to requirements, my intended race van is up for sale. Its an N reg Citroen 1400D chassis cab van that has been converted to a Luton type van with an unusually low floor. The interior size is perfect to house a 7, single seater or smaller sports racing car in addition to a sleeping/living area at the race track. The garage area in the back is 3.5m long and 1.8m between the wheel arches and the living area in front is 1.9m long and 2.3m wide; perfect for some bunk beds on one side and kichenette or similar on the other. There are tie down hooks in the rear but only through the floor and could do with being mounted round the chassis better. Ply lined and some nice woodwork upfront done by the previous owner. Total vehicle length is 8m.
I've owned it for a year and a half but it has been standing for that full period. I have managed to do the following work: rip in drivers seat repaired, holes in front foot wells plated, welded and painted, some of the wiring tidied but still needs work in the back, reverse light switch replaced. Seat belt retractors replaced by Seatbelt Service with original belts after some water ingress got into the seat belt units and set off the pre-tensioners, which are no longer available. All the pre-tensioner wiring has been removed.
Toad alarm and central locking. One electric window (passenger)! Sony stereo and uprated speakers (worked when I got the van but no longer working after removing and reinstalling in dashboard!?!?!).
Currently registered as a 3.5 tonne but has previously been uprated to 4.2 or 4.25 tonne (I've forgotten which and would have to check). This would be very simple to redo with the DVLA.
It has recently been for an MOT, which it failed due to the rear suspension (all four wheels) being seized in their current position. This also meant the rear brakes could not be checked. I believe it is a torsion bar system so probably seized bushes. Advisories also on a splitting CV boot, 2 of the 4 front brake hoses perished, rust on front driver-side upright mounting, which needs painting and two 2-3" diameter rust holes, one under each front sill (not structural).
Runs and drives surprisingly well, even if the back end is very bouncy as is!
161,000 miles on the clock.
This is a really unique van that has previously been used for karts and single seaters (see paddock passes for Spa historic on the windscreen!). I'm gutted I'm not going to get to use it but I need the money and my parents need their driveway back!
£3200 ovno. Collection only, be advised it has no MOT.