Dorothy - Beautiful, Unique, Handcrafted Ford Transit


Ford Transit van Mark 4 2.2L Euro 4 Diesel

175,000 miles
2 Berths

Essential Information
DAB Radio

Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

***Van failed most recent MOT and requires c. £1750 of repairs, mostly welding. Otherwise still in great condition! ***

Dorothy is a Mark 4 2.2L Euro 4 diesel transit van, with 5 manual gears. She is a handcrafted, unique and beautiful campervan, with her furniture made from super-lightweight Poplar ply which is a gorgeous pale gold colour. Her makeover was completed in 2019.

She is extremely reliable and has been looked after with love and care by us. She has proved a trustworthy travel companion – taking us on many adventures around the UK – however with our family growing in size it is time for us to pass her on.

She has a full service history (from us and the previous owner), and prior to our ownership she belonged to National Grid from new. Her bodywork is in very good condition.

The DVLA decided that her external appearance was not able to be described as a motor caravan, despite her flowery decals!

A double starter battery bank provides ample power to use the radio on overnight stops without worrying about running down the battery. She has rear parking sensors, but with a wheel on each corner she’s a dream to park up in a car park or on the high street.

Conversion Description:

The in-built wooden bench in the back has fitted spaces for custom made wooden props for the bed – which folds out from the bench and fits two comfortably. We have an Ikea mattress for the bed which doubles up as a sofa cushion when the bed is folded away.
The furniture was made by a professional craftsperson who put a lot of effort into making it perfect. The dresser has a number of cupboards, a pull out cantilevered stove drawer, 2 large drawers on easy-glide runners, space for an ice box, and a superb, removable camp kitchen. All of the dresser doors close with a stylish press button knob. The camp kitchen has 2 drawers and 4 cubbyholes which will fit all your kitchen kit.

The table is removable, matches the dresser and bed and has an early 20th century map of the South West embossed on it.

We use battery operated fairylights in Dorothy, and these are bright enough to draw, read, play games and cook by.

Swivel seats have been professionally installed on both the passenger bench seat and the driver’s seat. The passenger seat has 4 bolts and 2 grenade pins which once removed mean the seat can be swung around to face the living area of the van, and the driver’s seat has a push down lever to turn it.

Dorothy has handmade blinds for all of the windows, which are interlined for warmth and blackout lined for comfort. She also has Kiravan Climat NT Silver Cab Screens for the cab windows – these are silver foil backed, thickly lined and great for winter camping. She also has custom made silver foil bubble wrap insulation to fit the other windows (these sit under the fabric blinds – again great for winter).

She is fully insulated and vapour screen lined. She has a Fletner Vent in the roof which is good for ventilation when cooking or when it’s a warm night.

Dorothy has hammered silverplated forks as hooks for hanging towels, coats and bags, and a small handmade coffee table attached to the back barn doors. On the ceiling she has a blackboard section for recording where you’ve been, and a new ‘blank canvas’ ceiling section for sticking photos, stickers, souvenirs and maps – we used to stick maps of our holidays on to the old ceiling and it’s a great way to remember your trips!

There are some hidey holes under the flooring which can be used for slim items such as awning poles, hiding valuables, or storing the extra silver foil bubble wrap insulation layers. The floor is laid with wipe clean vinyl flooring which is easy to sweep and in winter can have a rug thrown over for extra snuggliness.

She has 3 roofbars with a rear roller bar for easy removal of whatever’s on top! She has carried numerous surfboards in the past and we can throw a large and capacious roof box into any sale for free.

Lastly, she has a great after-market DAB radio, with CD player, bluetooth and USB connection – listen to your sounds as you set off on your travels in this beautiful lady! If Dorothy is the van for you, I hope you have as much joy from travelling with her as we have done and I hope we see you on the road!

Conversion Description

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Vehicle Spec
Registered Type:
Motor Caravan - refused (on external appearance only)
Belted Seats:
3 Belts
Vehicle Length:
4.86 meters
Vehicle Height:
2.07 meters
Converter Type:
Professional - Handcrafted
Conversion Condition:
Gas Sign-off:
Gas free
Max Weight (MAM, GVW or MTPLM):
Unladen Weight Verified:
No - the vehicle has not been weighed since completion

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