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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

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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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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?

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Don't know but maybe, the village of Euxton is next to Chorley.

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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.

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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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1) looks a bit draughty when the mini is pulled away leaving a very large hole :)

2) not much Clarence for movement on bumpy surfaces


Surprised it didn't go into mass production ( rolls eyes )

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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.

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Just type in wiildgoose campervans and there are several pictures, it states that the cruising speed is about 50mph but it co7ld go up to 70!

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70????! Steady on

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Quote: Originally posted by moorlander999 on 05/12/2017
70????! Steady on


I can confirm that if you take an 850cc Mini up to 85 mph down a long steep hill it will indeed bend the push rods. mmm? how do I know this? An eighteen year old me discovered it.


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Love it!! The sense of adventure, you just don't get it now, vehicles are all such high spec. none of the thrills of not knowing whether you would make it up the hill never mind down the other side.

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Just looked at a small video of an old caraboat caravan and thought the idea great and it wood be good to have an up to date model. So come on you manufacturing company's how about it🤔👍

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This was the American version the "Boaterhome" based on a Ford Econoline, use as a camper or boat;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQEg4GK9WlI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbQU8AIjOuI

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What I love about this is one of the blokes has a collar and tie on to go camping!


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