The Mini Euxton Caraboot, a rather incredible conversion from the mid 1960s combined a Mini with a camper, a caravan and amazingly,- a boat! Find out more and watch an fantastic 1964 video of this wacky camper in action
Amazing. Not quite sure how long it would take to get any distance in it, or fuel consumption for a longish journey.
But then again, life is all about the journey so it is said.
If one could be found today I dare say it would be more expensive than when built in the 1960's.
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Quote: Originally posted by pnefan on 21/11/2017
Nice to see Astley Hall, Chorley in tne back ground. The written account in the link says they picked up the hired Caraboot in Preston. I wonder if it was made in the area. Anyone know?
The article states where it was made, in the village of the same name as the company - Euxton, in Lancs.
First time that I have seen one of these. Astonishing ! The idea is actually very clever. I wonder how the concept would translate to a modern, more powerful and economical base vehicle? I have sometimes toyed with the idea of carrying a canoe or preferably a small lightweight boat but it's not easy with a campervan with a caravan in tow.
Got to re-blog this one. Thanks for posting. Sometimes UKCampsite really turns up something very exceptional.Inspirational !
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I remember a Mini being converted with a slide out back to give decent sleeping accommodation,think it was called a Wildgoose. Any one track that one down with a picture,converters used to have imagination back in those days.