If you think traveling by car to find adventure is new, the 1914 Ford Model T Motor Caravan will change your mind.
This 1914 Ford Model T camper is the oldest known Recreation Vehicle in the world.
The Instagram is full of ‘#vanlife’ posts for 20-somethings that they have crammed all their lives (smartphone, selfie stick, laptop) into a converted van and set off in search of adventure. But a modified onedating back to 1914 is here to remind us that this lifestyle is nothing new.
Nomads lived in horse-drawn carriages for hundreds, if not thousands of years before this was orderedfrom the wealthy Bentall family in Britain and it is older (moving) motorhome with an internal combustion engine.
Based on a frameworkand equipped with a caravan body made by the Dunton Company in Readingsold in the 1920s and was abandoned for half a century before it was discovered and restored in the 1970s with the help of a professional furniture maker.
The driver and passenger share a leather couch with buttons on the front can be rotated 180 degrees to look at the living room areas while back in the main area of the… vehicle there are four bunks and built-in wooden furniture that look like they were carried over from grandma’s house.
The facilities for bathing consist of any river you happen to park nearby and of course forget flat screen TVs, USB outlets, generators, microwaves and refrigerators. Of course you have a wood stove that is used for both cooking and heating.
Whoever originally ordered them surely there was one hardened traveler (and with plenty of time on his hands) that he tried to see the world in this vintage car, which probably has a top speed of no more than 48 km/h.
Sure 108 years ago this was a form of tourism for very rich people. The carsold at auction Beaulieu of the house Bonham on September 10 and has a price ranging from 24,000-35,000 euros.
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