At first glance i thought your van was a "kennedy" made here in australia in the mid to late 60's. mainly because of the roof line and small peak front and back. but the kennedy vans I have seen did not have all the swedges/ribs down the sides like that.
Other thoughts are that the van may have been manufactured in New Zealand. Reason i say that is it has a very large back window . Most vans that where/are built in NZ are required by law over there to have large front and rear windows so that the tow car driver can see straight through the van out the back window while towing.
Hang in there someone is bound to reply with more info. there is several people on this site with a lot of info on fibreglass vans.
Unusual looking van Pymie, never seen one of them before either, reckon it would look good in tri-colours . I like it. Like Reddo said, someone here should be able to shed some light on its origins Kingy
Thanks guys, we like the shape & it's different. We have only seen one other van like this by chance, in Murray Bridge at a servo, it was white with a blue stripe. I'm sure also if i keep searching the net I will come across some info once I get a few ideas from keen caravaners from this site.
We pick her up today & brought her home. The lady who sold it to us bought it new about 50years ago from a caravan yard in Taperoo, she said it is a "Quest". Here are some more pics, I hope you enjoy! Pymie
Kitchen, check out the moulded water tank!
See what you can find in the wardrobe - fibreglass spats!
Drivers side view
It's a strange layout inside, a 16ft caravan with 2 singles & not much up front, the table can be put front or rear & the bench seat is very narrow.
Hi Pymie2 Your van is called a "Trendsetter 68' by Quest. 15'6"x7' Price 1969 $1695, avail. in 4,5, or 6 berth - 7 models. Manufactured by M.L.Loveday P/L 401 Victoria Road TAPEROO S.A. and avail. from Gairs Caravans Balwyn Vic. for more details 0428 850 666 Cheers boblor
RT Cruiser..I have been tempted to go and look at that one at Gosford...........but I think you wouldn't be really welcome. As you said the place is crammed full of S&^$T!!!
Fibreglass fantasia!....a Sunliner, a Carlight Continental plus one for spares (fibreglass roof & ends)... 52 homemade plywood and a Fibreglass Kennedy lookalike awaiting a brand/name (might be Skyline?) ................. EH Premier S/Wagon & '56 FORD Country Sedan for my towcars
Thank's for the info we searched but came up stumped.Our van's interior has been modified at some stage,were just about to do a quick fix on a few item's so to use it for a short break.We have noticed the floor at the front has been repaired as well as the left rear has had a hit at some stage the ''a'' frame seam's to have been upgraded at some stage also.Will cotinue to play but the cadbury expanda van is first on the resto list .Thank's for the info Pymie
I have just got on and thought you had managed to pick up the Quest we found a couple of weeks ago! I have just realised that although yours is the same model, it's not the same caravan
From what we have been told by the original owner, the company made a few of these vans in full fibreglass (sides, front, back and roof), but the cost was too high and eventually led the company to fold.
The one we found is still original, the owners told me that they hadn't changed a thing on it - stupid me didn't get any interior shots though cos my camera had filled up
We'll be back down the same way soon, so if you are still interested, we'll call in again and get some for you.