For Sale: 1972 Bedford CF1 in Reading, Berkshire

$65,000 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

This is an original, fully restored, working 1972 classic British Bedford CF1 ice cream van, an iconic vehicle, very rare in this restored, working condition. Perfect addition for an events company, visitor attraction or collector. A full restoration has been carried out costing GBP 30,000, the vehicle has been part of a very successful private hire catering business for the past 5 years in the UK. MOT to May 2017. Working as a classic ice cream van at private events, weddings, and parties. Also used for photo shoots and film work. Happy to provide any assistance required by the new owner to get up and running. Vehicle costs could easily be recovered within a year. Restoration works have included; BODY WORK - new bonnet, new chrome bumper, windows refurbished, trim refurbished, new wheels and tyres, chrome hubcaps and wheel trims, chrome fuel cap, replaced windscreen, full respray, custom roof panels with LED lights, driver door handle, solar fans fitted in roof. INTERNAL - floor replaced, 44 litre freezer custom fabricated and installed, new AE2 94402 MHR condenser unit, new front venting under counter fridge, new interior custom built and painted cupboards, new ceiling, new sink, new taps, new water tank, new water heater, led lighting installed, seat belt and seat replaced, fire extinguisher and emergency lighting added, stereo installed, 12v sockets on dashboard, internal engine hood custom fabricated, replica vintage freezer lids. MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL - Re-wired - all vehicle instruments, ignition, headlights, indicators, stop lights etc, Installed 12v and 240v electrical system, Installed 2 power inverters, 4 leisure batteries, 2 battery trickle chargers, new exhaust and hangers, replacement engine, replacement gearbox, new clutch, new fan belts, new alternator for the engine battery, new alternator for the freezer batteries, battery charge indicator, new diesel tank and sender unit, new speedometer, new fuel filter, new air filter, new oil filter, installed spare wheel hangar and new spare wheel, installed reverse lights and hazard lights, added vacuum brake assistance, replaced all brake drums, replaced suspension arms and springs, replaced windscreen wash bottle and wipers, replaced head lights, replaced prop shaft, replaced rear axle, new housing, brackets, mounts installed in rear for power system, replaced clutch cable. Documentation for all works can be provided. POWER SYSTEM - this system works from leisure batteries, during service the engine does not need to run and no mains power is required. More detailed information can be provided on request. Documentation of works can be supplied. A small collection of spares can also be included. If an offer is accepted a 10% initial deposit will be required to remove the vehicle from sale with the balance payable by bank transfer on collection no more than 4 weeks after payment of the deposit.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-907969
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Bedford
  • Model:CF1
  • Exterior Color:Cream
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • CD Player:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running