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1983 Bedford HA

Stripping our Bedford HA engine

Ady has got a big task ahead of him as he starts to look at dismantling our Bedford HA engine. As you can see from the pictures, the engine is currently in a very sorry state but it’s in very safe hands with our Ady. An engine like this will certainly not phase him. The engine is currently stripped and various parts have already been cleaned up and assessed for any wear of damage.

As we start to clean parts up in anticipation for the rebuild to commence.

A lot of work ahead on our Bedford HA

She’s already shown HUGE potential to be a big hit with both classic car and Butlin’s enthusiasts alike discussing the car’s history.

A lot of interested parties were hoping we would be cleaning up in the original condition to preserve the ‘patina’ but unfortunately he car is just too far gone. Not only that but the car arrived to us already stripping and blasted to reveal the bare naked shell and it is not for the faint hearted.

Arriving today: 1983 Bedford HA Van

Arriving today we have our 1983 Bedford HA van.


Delivered to Butlins holiday camp in 1983 in company colours it is now believed to be the only one left in existence.

It is also a very rare four seater model.

Currently stripped, sand blasted, etch primed, there is nothing hidden and its ready for our technicians to start extensive welding on this ultra rare 1983, 1256cc 4 seater rarity.

It will require lots of welding, a full engine rebuild, new interior, re-wiring, re-chroming and everything else to convert this very special van back to it as new condition or better.

Here is the car is its current state, before we start to get to work…