Oldtimer Expedition Motor Caravan 1985 Mercedes Benz 613D-KA like 508d 508 Dudo
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Oldtimer Expedition Motor Caravan 1985 Mercedes Benz 613D-KA like 508d 508 Dudo (€18000.00)

Located in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (****)

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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.

Key facts

Long Wheelbase

High Roof

OM 352 Inline 6 Diesel engine  5600 cc 96 kW (130 hp) at 2800rpm 363 Nm at 2000 rpm

223049 km



UK Registered

V5 Present

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.

To view, or for any further questions, please contact mcorbettbe@gmail.com

Details as follows

Mechanicals, Body and Chassis

  • 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.

Cab / Seating Area

  • 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

Bathroom and Water Supply

  • 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

Bed / Sleeping area

6 berths.

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

Main Storage area

Enormous storage “boot” area accessed from rear of vehicle provides plenty of space for spares, tools, camping equipment etc.

Solar Power and Leisure Electrical System

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

Included in sale

Overlanding, expedition and camping 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)

Maintenance and Breakdown Tools

Comprehensive, good quality service and emergency tools are provided including:

  • High visibility waistcoats

  • Medical kit

  • AlcoProof Twin Pack NF Approved French Breathalysers

  • Bottle jack

  • 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

  • bars etc.

  • 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.

Work needed

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.

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