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Classic Dormobile Camper Vans - A Guide to the Camper Vans of Martin Walter and Dormobile

By Martin Watts

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ISBN: 9781847970831
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): April 2009
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 296x210 mm
INSIDE: 317 colour and b&w photographs

Dormobile, a name inescapably linked with camper vans, grew out of a Folkestone coachbuilding company called Martin Walter's. In 1957, the first really affordable camper van , the Dormobile, was introduced. It was a great success and within a couple of years, over 10,000 had been sold. The factory produced camper vans in such huge numbers throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s that they were by far the leading producer of motorcaravans within the UK. The pop-up, candy-striped roofs became a common sight at campsites and on beaches all over Britain and abroad.

Dormobile used a variety of base vehicles but perhaps the best known are the Bedford CA Romany, the Volkswagen split and bay vans and the Land Rover, all instantly recognisable with their pop-up roofs. The company also made a series of coach-built models including the Debonair and Newlander on Bedford and Toyota chassis.

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" Classic Dormobile Camper Vans must surely be the definitive guide to the work of the Dormobile company - recommended. "
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