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    Posted: 01 Sep 09 at 23:59

Many of you will probably know my Gipsy - its the ex busbodies previously aircooled gipsy that came into the uk about 7 years ago - one of the first I saw at mainstream shows

Heres a pic shortly after I bought it, rebuilt the knackered aircooled engine and fitted its current porsche design 90s

I ran it in this guise for a couple of years until the lack of power drove me insane ( it was a rebuilt 2.0 cu with ported heads, stateside cam and a pair of dellorto Drlas) and over the following winter I sold the engine and used the cash to build a decent rover V8 ( 3.5 stiff block, arp bottom end, real steel cam, ported heads, mallory dual point dizzy) at this point I also converted it to watercooled PROPERLY  with a new genuine watercooled front panel fron schofields, a compete T3 heater assembly with blower fan from a watercooled van, a new radiator and plastic front to rear coolant pipes & new heater hoses - after a month with the original tired 2.0 6 rib gearbox I had the box rebuilt by a T3 gearbox specialist (In Henley - cant remember his name) who rebuilt & upgraded the internals and its been fine since !

Heres another couple of pics after conversion on its maiden voyage down to newquay


Its been running like this for 3 years now - mechanically its excellent - has covered over 3000 miles so far this year, towed my racecar to santa pod and back from home regularly & to EBi and back, In the last month its been to spa & back and this last week we have spent camping on the lizard and then at the cornwall jamboree - so it gets about

Fuelwise - its not much different to how it was with the aircooled motor - except you can cruise at 70 effortlessly !
Its pretty much one of a kind - not any other V8 gipsys with a towbar about as far as I know
Anyway its time for a change - yes it has some bad points - it doesnt leak BUT it could do with the usual roof peeling,timberwork as it has suffered the same fate that they all tend to, its heating works well, the water heater worked fine up
until a month ago but now fails to light ( makes the noise but no ignition ?) all the water system/pump etc work fine, fridge works well on gas/240 and 12v and its pretty much standard inside apart from a few groken cupboard handles - its mot is until next july and it has ZERO underside rust & never had any welding apart from the new front panel and that was just a cosmetic exercise - comes with toilet, mains hook up lead, etc - all charging and electrical systems work well.

So whats it worth ? I plan to use it for Vw action this weekend then put it up for sale - probably planning to ebay but I am realistic about the price - its not a show winning example just a very usable workhorse/family camper that could do with some tidying ( and a damn sight better deal than a lot of the bays I have seen for sale recently !)

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No idea, is a bit of a tricky one as it is such a one off, but I guess you know that already, so I'm not being very helpful am I! Ooops.....
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it's WELL cool! i wish i had some spare dosh and the room... 

could I fit another Gippo on the drive...?  



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DOGSBREATH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 09 at 13:31
My guess is 9-10 K, its the wrong time of the year. Probably not what you want to hear, people are scared of fuel costs.  I think V8s are great, but fuel keeps going up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote disco stew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 09 at 22:40
Well I spent many happy hours in there with the Busbodies crew. I also owned my own air cooled Gipsy and the fuel consumption was so bad that I'm sure a V8 can't be any worse!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tee3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 09 at 19:35
oooh.... now then.

It seems Ive been talked out of an LT Westy.... so, spill it. How much do you think its worth?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote busbuddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 09 at 19:46
this sold a little while ago
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ahhh... just seen the date

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote timmythedog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 09 at 21:21
Gutted! Bet it didn't make 9-10K though! You just want anything with a big V8Smile
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Yes indeed this is sold.......and the price started with a 5.
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£50K ???? LOL

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