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1972 Ford Transit MK1 Twin Wheel LWB Panel Custom Van

Lot Number: 732

1972 Ford Transit MK1 Twin Wheel LWB Panel Custom Van

An impressive collector quality, Mk1 2-litre Transit, LWB, twin-wheel panel van from 1972.



  • Sold for: £61,875

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 12th November, 2022 at 10.00am GMT at NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

  • Body Colour

    Ford Light Blue

  • Drive


  • Registration Number

    EVN 137L


An impressive collector quality, Mk1 2-litre Transit, LWB, twin-wheel panel van from 1972.




On offer here is a very special example of one of the best selling commercial vehicles in history. Naturally, it's a Ford Transit, specifically a Mk1, LWB, twin-wheel, panel, 'custom' panel van. The vendor informs us that being a 'custom' model, it boasts features such as both left and right-hand side loading doors, up-and-over barn doors, improved seats and wood-effect dashboard trim.

The odometer reads 7,071 miles, which could well be correct, and the owner believes it to be, as it was kept in a heated garage for over 40 years during the early part of its life. Once this long-term storage ended, the Transit was then bought by a previous owner, who decided to paint the van inside and out and detailed the engine whilst it was removed for the paint job at the same time. This work was carried out by the, then, owner over a long period of time to ensure that it was done properly. The previous owner mentioned to our vendor that the van has never been welded, which we can't confirm, but given its history that may well be the case. Once the respray job was complete, the Transit was taken to various shows and competitions to show off its originality with a great deal of success.

Shortly after this, our vendor bought the Transit to add to his private collection of significant Fords and it's resided in his collection ever since. It's complete with lots of 'period' touches including Air Horns, period wheel trims, a Radiomobile 8-Track player complete with some cartridges, a push button radio, an Operators Manual and an old copy of the Daily Mirror.

Excitingly offered at No Reserve, this is a potential 'best-of-breed' contender when you consider its originality and condition and is perhaps an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a rather special example of what is becoming a highly collectable vehicle.


Lot Number
Registration Number
EVN 137L
Chassis Number
Body Colour
Ford Light Blue



For further information regarding this lot please contact Harry.





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