In 2017 I purchased a Caravan Park Superb 16 van from an old gentleman in Nundah QLD. It was owned by his deceased sister who purchased the van in the 70's. Being solidly built with a 3" steal C channel sub frame and gal panels, it has survived well over the years. The interior was intact and original. I had to have it and revived it to as original as possible with a little bit of bling to go. I am thinking the build date is around 1946 - 1948 due to the name plate " Caravan Park Trailer" rather than the later name of Carapark. I have been slowly tinkering of the last few years with body and paint, new windows, in now interior. Due to the Covid 19 stay at home restrictions, I have had the time to get into the interior resto it needed. Here are some pics of the journey so far.
I believe this is my van in the 70's
Van arrives home. (not sure how to rotate)
What Have I got myself in for..
Starting the body resto.
After paint (Dulux Seafoam)
Starting the interior with a bit of bling.
Restored the Electrolux fridge. New paint. new seals, new power cord and wola! it works!
Old floor up including asbestos lino. All metal struts still good.
fridge and sink back it.
On a roll now. overhead cupboards now being restored.
Welcome to the forum drs777. What a fabulous job you're doing to your Superb. I had one some years ago and you can see some pics of it here: vintagecaravans.proboards.com/thread/2001?page=1 Under the Franklin post at the start of that page, the second van down towed by the Xtrail was mine. It was a 1947 model. Interestingly, it's badge was "Caravan Park Ltd". If yours says "caravan Park Trailers" it could be an even earlier model than what I had. Despite what it says in the information in that thread, I suspect that the company started before 1947 and your badge may well be confirmation of that. Keep us posted!