2012 Vauxhall Movano Campervan, Off Grid Low Loader - Victorian- style splendour conversion MOT Sept 2023


Vauxhall Movano

175,252 miles
2 Berths
Essential Information
Kitchen Sink
Toilet - Built-in
Extra Storage
Reversing Camera
Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

MOT until 13/09/2023
New drive shaft in 2022
New turbo in 2021
New windscreen
new tyres
Engine size:2299 cc

Conversion Description

Entering this 2012 Vauxhall Movano campervan is like stepping inside a museum that exhibits pieces from the victorian era. From furniture to decor to atmosphere, everything seems to evoke that time in history.

Having such a campervan gives you the possibility to change scenery whenever you feel like, and it also gives you the illusion of time-travelling. But only partially, as once you take a closer look at what this van has to offer, do you realise that you’re very much in the 20th century

Now let’s take a look at its stunning interior, mainly characterised by rich colours and intricately designed woodwork.You step inside from the gorgeous deep red, wooden door with a stunning cast iron, stained glass crittal window, believed to be from the 1930’s , an absolute stunning feature of the rear door

I have , over the years, collected various vintage pieces to use in the build. 95% of the build is upcycled mahogany sourced from an array of vintage furniture.

I fully restored an original 1940’s Kitchen Pride larder unit, which comes with the original information sheets for the young homemaker. Next to the larder is the copper sink and mahogany kitchen worktop, with a splash back of original handmade vintage tiles. There is an early 90’s burgundy full cooker, with 4 hobs, oven, and grill.

There is a modern diesel heater fitted but the statement piece of the entire van is the glorious fireplace, with the regal vintage Queenie wood burning stove ,an emerald green tile surround and mantelpiece, with a fiddle rail , upcycled from a dresser which used to be in a public house -an absolute joy to behold on a cold winter’s evening, supplying just the right amount of heat for the size of the van.

I have also put in a vintage writing bureau, perfect if you ever need to work from home ,with a useful glass fronted cabinet above. Under the bureau is a log store.

The dometic 65 litre compressor fridge freezer is only a few months old and is built into a larger space with a so much storage for food stuff, etc.

The van has a separate WC with a Thetford electric flush toilet and also a bidet wash.

The van has 4 Cladwells hopper-style windows, reclaimed from a 1980’s barge, all with removable top glass and are traditionally adorned with net curtains. Each window also has a mahogany surround, copper curtain poles and mahogany pelmets.

The walls are not covered in flock wallpaper, as people think at first glance, but in fact the van is covered from top to bottom in the same lavish burgundy and cream tapestry material as the curtains, which have tie backs made from the left-over material used to upholster the U-shaped lounge.

The plush deep burgundy U-shaped lounge can be re-figured into an L shaped lounge when the side door is fully open, this is a great option if you want a full view of your surroundings and if the weather is a bit iffy, the huge pull-out awning will keep you nice & dry.

The flooring is exquisite, made with reclaimed mahogany floor tiles from a 1920s church hall which I then reworked into the herring bone pattern.

The van is a 2 berth- the bed pulls out to a good size double with a massive amount of storage above. In fact, this van has storage everywhere! -: 10 top lockers, 6 mirrored, a mahogany 4 drawer chest, draws in the bureau, the storage choices are endless.

Other information: the van has 2 solar panels on the roof 520 watt, feeding a 220-amp battery which runs, no problem, 6 usb ports, 2 tv points,1 voltmeter and 14 LED lights. There is a diesel heater to keep you toasty if you don’t fancy lighting the vintage Queenie stove. Insulated with 25mm Kingspan insulation under floor, above the ceiling and behind all walls- we have been able to camp in the van every month of the year. There is a LPG gas bottle refillable from the outside, 240 electric hook up socket and a 100 litre water

This van needs to be seen to be fully appreciated but if the nomad in you has a hidden passion for the victorian, then this vauxhall conversion might just be perfect for you.

MOT until September 2024

Please note, if you passed your driving test before 01/01/1997, you will NOT need a C1 licence to drive this van

This van is genuinely a one-off, bespoke never to be seen again conversion so if you have any questions, please call John on 07846627274

Contact the Seller
Registered Vehicle Type
Other - see description for explanation
Converter Type
Self Build - Handcrafted Expert
Conversion Condition
Used - Excellent
Belted Seats
2 Belted Seats
Vehicle Length
6.20 meters
Vehicle Height
3.15 meters
Vehicle Width
2.10 meters
Maximum Weight (MAM or MTPLM)
Unladen Weight Verified?
YES - the vehicle has been weighed since completion
Unladen Weight
Gas sign-off supplied
12v Electrics
USB Sockets
Leisure Battery
Split Charge Relay
Solar Panel(s)
240v Electrics
240v Mains Charger
From Quirky Campers
We like the style

'We like the style' means that Quirky Campers would approve it for hiring but you must still check that the gas, electrics and weight were done properly. For some tips on what to look out for read this. If the listing has no Gas Safe certificate, no unladen weight and no electrical sign-off please proceed with caution! 

Please note: Quirky Campers do not inspect the listings for accuracy or check campervans in person. We have asked sellers to provide evidence of certificates and paperwork however you MUST check yourself that the information provided is present and correct. You will need to exercise the normal due diligence when buying any vehicle.