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Sidepipes and Doghouses: Collection Expected to Set the Bar for Custom Van Prices

Posted October 10, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl
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One depicts a sea voyage complete with krakens while another paints a picture of dueling wizards atop dragons. Others sport portholes of varying sizes along with spoilers, sidepipes, and chrome five-spoke wheels. All 10 of Barry Lefroy’s vans evoke the Seventies heyday of the custom van, but will likely usher in a new era in the vanning scene when they sell at auction next month.

“This many vans at auction at once will definitely set the bar – win, lose, or draw, whatever the result will be,” Lefroy said.

Despite remaining rather static for a few decades, Lefroy said change has crept slowly into the van world over the last few years. Younger enthusiasts – in their twenties and thirties – now make up a sizeable portion of the crowd at van events, and no longer do vanners dedicate years of their lives to one van, instead collecting five, eight, or more than a dozen vans.

These wagons are just starting to get the respect and recognition they deserve.

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10/11/2017 8:07 PM

I apologise in advance if you viewed this image below just after supper.

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10/18/2017 7:51 PM

This is my wife's daily driver.

'93, just turned over 100K miles. Four velour captain's chairs, and a fold down bed in back.

She won't drive anything else.

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