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.
The world's largest collection of photographs of Safari Caravans is now on the Facebook group.
Concerned there are no marker lights on the front. Are these not a legal requirement? You have obviously spent a lot of time on this restoration and although not to everybodys taste looks fantastic. However to the purist that red roof and chimney have to go - I think I am only saying what everybody else is thinking. The badge on the side by the door?? I know its all about individual expression and contemporanous looks but a lot of people I think on this forum are looking for the classic look. Its a bit like buying a classic car like a Rover P4 and painting it in a psychodelic shade of green and putting on hot rod wheels and the turning up at the rally where the bearded 60yr olds are harking back to the past and worried that the radio inside isn't exactly the same as when it left the showroom. Also it need an interior!!! I am only trying to be helpful and as I say you have obviously put a lot of hard work and effort into this and if I ever get around to buying another safari that needs work I would probably ask you for a quote for the restoration as I am beyond all that now and I admire your skill. All the best with the sale... it does look great... just not for me...sorry. Somebody out there will love it. There was recently a Safari sold with huge great union jacks down the side and decked out inside very patriotically and those who see it will know ( its in the picture gallery) so I am not suggesting this version won't find a buyer but I have to be honest I think you've pitched it too high. I know it is market forces and we would all probably like to see the price of classic safari caravans rise, not just to sell but as an investment (!) but the sad reality is I don't think that is going to happen for a while and meanwhile what we spent on these gorgeous coachworks of art is just out of love and for enjoyment and would never underlie a business model. Believe me if it did I would be giving up my dayjob and scouring the country for every Safari wreck to do up and sell on because I love them and would want to preserve as many as possible and to have that as a business - heaven!!!!!
As i said ...god luck...and please prove me wrong.