Hi all, I have just purchased an old beauty of a caravan which after some research have figured it to be a 1967 Franklin safari, correct me if I’m wrong. The number on the draw bar is 17707, I’ll try and attach a photo. Trying to figure out as much as I can about these vans as I’m renovating it but trying to keep it as original as possible, cheers.
Post by teamkinson1971 on Nov 12, 2019 11:43:34 GMT 10
We are new to this forum after buying a Franklin Regent, we were told by the previous owners that she is a 1979 van however, after looking through these posts we are not so sure as the numbers are 6201-1. Are we correct in thinking our old girl is older than we thought? and is actually 1971 making her a classic?
Post by Don Ricardo on Jul 2, 2020 19:43:56 GMT 10
Your van is a 1972 Franklin Regent (as indicated by the ‘-2’ in the serial number), and was the 7,561st van built by Franklin that year. I’d expect that would indicate that it was built in the second half of the year, and possibly in the last few months of the year.
Post by Don Ricardo on Apr 7, 2021 12:49:36 GMT 10
That makes a lot of sense. I didn't have my brain in gear when I replied to your previous post. The Caravelle model stopped production in 1969, so I should have picked up that 1973 couldn't have been correct. However, 1968 fits the known facts!