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Should I buy a classic van?

I own a high-mileage 2008 Jaguar X-Type Estate, which I use for towing a trailer. Using the trailer means a lot of lugging stuff about because the Jag grounds on the kerb near my rented garage where the models and trailer are stored and this is difficult following a recent heart attack.

I'm thinking about changing to a classic, or future classic, car derived or larger van which would be used primarily for transporting the models to shows from April to September. I have about £2000 to spend and maybe a bit more if the van was sourced from a dealer and I could part exchange the Jag. Do you have any thoughts on a suitable classic commercial ?

Asked on 19 November 2018 by Barry Loraine

Answered by Keith Moody
Traditionally, classic commercials are pricey - you'll certainly struggle to pick one up for £2000. Which puts you in the Bedford Rascal, Ford Escort and Astra Van territory. If you want something a bit quirky, you could look at something like an early Citroen Berlingo, or a 'duckbill' Fiat Multipla. Failing that, Volvo estates like the 240 or 740 are cracking workhorses.
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