Saturday, January 28, 2012

Land Rover campervan !

This rare Land Rover Series campervan was recently spotted at Mudah.My in Malaysia. It looks like a proper conversion with open body joint with the cab. This must be one of the rarest Landrover boby type I have ever seen; at least in Malaysia. Curiously, there is a wire mesh panel over the cab, it will give excellent ventilation for the bunk there probably negating the need for air conditioning, especially in tropical climate. In a rain storm however, it will be a problem and I am not sure if it can be sealed from in side. The condition of the camper looks excellent and well preserved. Being a Landrover, parts and services will not be a problem here in Malaysia, and it will take the owner to places where ordinary camper will not be able to reach! With some appropriate accessory, it has the potential to be a serious overlander.

The camper body is more than just an add-on to the chassis. Note how the cab is joint to the body, giving it internal access between the camper body and the driver's cab
The driver's cab is standard.

Curiously, the back consist of van doors instead of windows. This lead to my suspicion that it may have started out life as Luton body van and was subsequently converted into a camper style body.

I was curious that similar Series III camper may be more common in other country, however after much trawling on the internet, this is the closest I can get to a Series III camper. It was advertised on eBay in the UK. It is not an actual camper, it is a Luton body but with potential to be converted to a camper.

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