Oldtimer Expedition Motor Caravan
1985 Mercedes Benz 613D-KA
Long Wheelbase, High roof 612D-KA - OM352 6 Cylinder Diesel
Fitted out with expedition and overlanding in mind: Robust, functional, simple and comfortable for a family of six.
Ready to drive. We have recently travelled in this for three months over Autumn/Winter and been very happy with it..
Vehicle is in exceptionally good condition, there is no major rust to chassis or body.
Includes overlanding, camping, maintenance and emergency equipment, tools and spares.
A real beauty and ready for you to make your mark and make her yours! See pictures here:
Asking Price €21,000 but we are open to fair offers.
OM 352 Inline 6 Diesel engine 5600 cc 96 kW (130 hp) at 2800rpm 363 Nm at 2000 rpm
UK MOT certificate until 30/10/19
MOT history is very good and can be viewed online All MOT paperwork is on file
Currently Registered in United Kingdom and stored in Flanders (Brussels). This ex-German Police Van was imported to the UK in 2013. Delivery is possible, but would need to be separately negotiated.
A change in life direction means we won’t now use her as we intended. It’s better that someone who will use the van takes it over to keep it as good as it is now. We will be sorry to see her go but she will make someone very happy.
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Engine and gearbox in very good condition as expected.
Gearbox is 5 speed with extra-low first gear for off road, traction situations (This works beautifully)
Chassis is in excellent condition and needs no work.
Body is in very good condition. There are some repair patches visible in photos. These are all in good condition. Rear doors are solid, but could do with aesthetic attention on the bottom. Front doors are very good.
Painted in retro / period style with Rustoleum Combi Colour paint.
Wheels are 17.5 x 8 inch and include a spare (7 in total)
Air brake system functioning perfectly
Twin long-range fuel tank, currently running directly from larger tank. Solenoid switches and piping remain in place to allow switching between the two.
Starter batteries are new and good quality - 2x Yuasa Silver High Performance 12V 100Ah
2x Roof Hatches: one large skylight to the rear and a small, secure vent above cab which is very useful for night ventilation
LHD and RHD headlight lenses provided
Rockinger heavy duty tow hitch
Sun Visor for retro style is also useful and functional
Custom roof-rack is retro and stylish but also tough and functional. Made of steel and hardwood with welded on tie-down points.
Windows. Original fixed windows replaced with custom made opening units. The passenger door window slides down. The large passenger window is hinged at the top and provides a lovely experience when camping.
The interior is built to provide a warm, retro feel while being comfortable, practical, simple and hard-wearing.
Roof is foam insulated with approx. 40 mm foam, lined with oiled “tongue and groove” which follows the curve of the high roof which provides comfortable standing headroom.
Walls are insulated with 10mm expanded cork (This is denser, more robust and healthier than kingspan/celotex) then lined with quality 3.5mm hardwood ply
Cab floor, dashboard and doors are insulated with 4mm rubber cork for sound and heat insulation and vibration reduction.
Interior furniture is constructed with 18mm hardwood ply using a bulkhead system that is easily adapted for different needs.
Six seats in two rows of three
Full, 3-point inertia reel seat belts on each seat
Front seats rotate to form a large living/dining area
Newly professionally upholstered in hardwearing, period Moquette Wool
Large storage under and behind rear seats
Table: The large Iroko hardwood table packs away neatly. This is very durable and matches the kitchen worktop.
A large shelf fitted above the front of the cab which is a useful storage space
Blackout curtains provided: 3 x Blackout Blind with Suction Cups , sturdy OEKO-TEX certified
Iroko hardwood worktop chosen for durability, strength and antibacterial properties
Stove: Wallas XC Duo ceramic diesel stove and heater. We used this extensively for 3 months in Autumn and Winter and were really happy with it. We would definitely choose this this excellent, super efficient cooker/heater.
Super efficient and runs from the main diesel tank.
Great with kids and for safety as there is no exposed flame or exhaust gas inside the van - which you get with gas cookers
No moisture output
Fridge: Waeco CRX50 12/24volt Compressor Fridge. This super efficient compressor fridge is new and has a removable freezer compartment
Leisure Electrics and battery box easily accessible behind large slide out kitchen shelves
Huge storage in overhead and under counter shelves
White ceramic butler Belfast sink
Handmade copper and brass tap
Large storage area underneath
Anti-Shatter Safety Mirror Tiles
Toilet: Thetford Porta Potti Excellence portable toilet (Manual)
Water Tank 70 litre water tank by Fiamma with locking cap is fitted under the R/H rear. This can easily be supplemented with a matching tank on the LH to provide 140 litres capacity (tank strap provided)
Shurflo Trail King 7 Water Pump - Silver, 12 V/30 PSI 30
Fiamma Water Expansion Tank Accumulator A20 30
Filler hose supplied
All beds have sprung slats for comfort and ventilation (Ikea LURÖY Slatted bed base of layer-glued birch adjust to your body weight and increase the suppleness of the mattress)
Double Bed. Full size double bed across rear of vehicle
Mattress and topper almost new and very comfortable
Malfors mattress (all-over support and comfort with a resilient foam mattress, medium/firm)
Tustna mattress topper (Latex and wool filling with high pressure relieving capacity enables you to relax more fully and gives a softer sleep surface)
Single beds are different lengths to allow best use of space. The 2 lower bunks can easily be extended further into the boot to provide room for older teens or adults.
160cm x 70cm - up to approx 13 years (Extendable to adult length)
140cm x 70cm - up to approx 10 years
125cm x 70cm - up to approx 8 years
119cm x 70cm - up to approx 6 years (Extendable to adult length)
Mattresses for single beds are not included but can be sourced from IKEA (Underlig mattress are recommended and easily cut to length with a jigsaw)
The double and 3 single beds have built in storage pockets
Steps for bunks also provide storage
Storage under lower bunks is huge
Enormous storage “boot” area accessed from rear of vehicle provides plenty of space for spares, tools, camping equipment etc.
Proven, good quality components and equipment used throughout. Leisure battery and solar charging circuit isolated and independent from vehicle electrics.
Running at 24v for greater efficiency and to easily enable emergency starting or charging of vehicle if required. (Cabling and 300 a rotary isolator switch provided to enable permanent wiring of this, if desired)
Two 275 watt Talesun poly solar panels connected in series
Victron Energy SmartSolar MPPT Charge Controller 100/20
2x Crown Battery 31DC130 12V 130Ah in series as 24V
Protected with Victron battery protect
Waeco CRX50 12/24volt fridge running at 24V
Victron Orion Convertor 24 – 12v (supplying diesel stove and water pump)
Inverter 24/240 volt full sign wave 275 watt Inverter (Victron), supplied with bluetooth controller
A second 24/12v converter is supplied for ancillary equipment
Awning: The ARB awning is specifically designed for harsh Outback conditions, the awning is rugged but lightweight, and provides fast and convenient protection from the elements. Shade cover manufactured from 300 GSM PU coated poly/cotton rip stop canvas– waterproof and UV protected. Awning is secured in a heavy duty nylon reinforced PVC bag. Comes with pegs and guy ropes and comprehensive instructions.
2x Sand Ladders. 2m reinforced aluminium. Super strong to use as bridge element. Easy to move, bridging loose surfaces, use it in mud, snow, sand or to bridge any ditches.
Toilet/Shower Tent by WolfWise includes Carrying Bag (New)
Wonderwash hand washing machine
Large solar shower - 20L Yellowstone Camping
Electrical shower, works off cigarette lighter
Hose for filling drinking water. Brunner 15 meter roll flat food grade hose with carrier
Electricity extension cable: Masterplug HLP2013/2IP 20m Outdoor IP Rated Cable Reel with Weatherproof Sockets
Roughneck 68004 Micro Round Shovel 27-inch Handle
Bahco Fcp-2.3-860 Felling Axe 5Lb
Fiskars 1015617 Camping Axe XXS_X5
Bahco 396-Hp Folding Pruning Saw
Bahco 10-30-51 Bowsaw 30In
Cutlery holder & cutlery for 6
Enamelware rice plates & bowls for 6
Plastic camping mugs for 6
Enamelware utensil holder
All MOT paperwork on file
All recent receipts will printed and included in sale to ensure warranties and guarantees for recently fitted equipment
An original (508D) workshop manual in English
Printed manuals for electrical equipment, cooker, fridge etc.
Southern France Aires book
Philip's 2019 Big Road Atlas Europe: (A3 Spiral binding) (Philips Road Atlas)
Comprehensive, good quality service and emergency tools are provided including:
High visibility waistcoats
AlcoProof Twin Pack NF Approved French Breathalysers
Steel heavy duty wheel chocks x 2
Spare wheel with good tyre
Grease gun and grease
RIDGID 31100 Model 818 Aluminium Straight Pipe Wrench, 18-inch Plumbing Wrench
Faithfull FAIFG212 Fibreglass Club Hammer - Multi-Coloured, 2.5 Lb
Socket Sets x 2. ½” and ¼” Draper Expert metric and imperial sockets, with ratchets, extension
Torque wrenches x 2. ½” and ⅜” Torque wrenches.
Spanners - Comprehensive spanners including
Bahco offset ring spanners
Dickie Dyer 560841 11.04 Stubby Combination Spanner 6 - 14 mm Set of 9
Siphon/pump kit - Siphon Pro XL - for Water - Gas - Diesel - with 7' (2m+) Hose
Many other standard and specialist maintenance tools included. (Screwdrivers, circlip pliers etc.)
Enormous variety of spares etc. includes
Several sets of keys including ignition keys
Paint- Large amount of spare paint in the 3 existing colours and black
Rubber cork 4mm provided
Oil and grease
New dashboard centre section
Heat and flameproof engine sound insulation
New headlamp buckets
L/H and R/H light lenses
Many screws, washers, bolts and other service parts.
The van is ready to drive. You may however want to address some details:
Rear doors are solid but are dented at the bottom and would benefit from aesthetic improvement
Left hand rear bumper needs replacing or repairing (original is provided and could easily be repaired)
Vent above cab is solid but will need two rivets at some point. (Rivet gun provided in tools)
Paint would benefit from detail finish (Paint provided)
Awning is mounted higher than it’s design height and would benefit from leg extensions
Gas struts are provided for the top opening side window
1 front tyre will need replacing soon (the spare is good)
Tracking needs slight adjustment
Will benefit from an oil change as we have travelled several 1000Km since the last one
Two new headlamp buckets with reflectors are provided. The existing ones are not a problem but are old.
Listed elsewhere so reserve the right to end auction early.
10% non refundable deposit of final sale amount to be made within 1 hour of listing end.
No time wasters, dreamers, tyre kickers.
Reasonable offers considered so contact me! :-)
Please contact Mike on 0471260653.