THE ONLY FORUM FOR ENTHUSIASTS OF CLASSIC SAFARI CARAVANS MADE BETWEEN 1948 AND 1982.
This group was started in 2003, with the aim of encouraging the preservation and enjoyment of all Safari Caravans made before 1978 and of the classic shape with the drop front side window made until 1982.
We try to assist owners in preservation, restoration, sales and purchase of these excellent Caravans. Membership is open to anyone who owns, has owned, or would like to own a Safari caravan, or is a supplier of products or services directly related to these Caravans.
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Well, it's taken me a very long time, but, finally I now have a Safari albeit a Cosalt 13.4 1979 model ( 79008 ). My wife prefers modern things, so, this model with some modern creature comforts fits both our needs. I well remember going to the Cainscross works as a boy to see my father Fred Vowles and the move to Bowbridge. Incidentally, some of you may remember the scale model that graced Perman & Briggs retail facility in Gloucester. This was made by my father with interior by my mother. Anyway, plans are to go through the van and repair leak damage etc. Chris
Hi Yes I remember the model that stood on top of the sign by the main gate! It even lit up at night. Of all the Safari memorabilia I have collected over the years I wondered and hoped it would surface again. I think my father who was workshop manager at PB at the time secretly wanted to aquire it but as far as I understand it the Cosalt boys from Grimsby took it in the dead of the night when they changed it to a cosalt sign in the very early eighties. Do you have any pictures of it or anybody have any knowledge of its whereabouts. Memory tells me it was based on an early Safari Four. Good luck with the restoration. I have a very good original 12/2 which appeals to the modernity of my wife but am also restoring a 17/4. Paul