thanks for this - this is fantastic historic piece you have given us here. I really enjoyed reading it,
I was born in Dandenong just a few miles from Dons home in Oakleigh and remember as a kid travelling in the 60s past Orbost and the notorious Berwick hill. The Berwick hill has not changed that much over the years but the cars braking systems have.
This is one of the best brochures I think we will ever see. Thank you for allowing us to view it. I found a few ads on "The Don" for people to look at. The first 2 pictures are from 1950's Motor Manual's
This is from the 1948 caravanning and camping guide Keep up the fantastic work with the web-site it is a true credit to you and all the vintage vanners are truly greatful.
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Hey Mark, Couldnt help notice the info on the 140 series and the 120 series but no floor plans for the 100 series 10 footer??? is there info in the brochure or is it missing?? Cheers Matt I wonder did the different years have different layouts? or where they all similar?
Matt, you're right, we did miss a couple of pages of the brochure, and the floor plan for the baby Don is missing ....its over a year ago now when this brochure was posted, but I remember it being very slow & tiresome scanning & posting so many pages.
I've just bought a baby 10.5' Don, have a look at my post today under "general". The kitchen is up the front, the table folds out from the RH side wall and the double bed - come - lounge is at the rear of the van .....a neat and very functional layout for its time .....the van I bought from Ballarat is believed to be prewar.
I'll see if I can get Ditzy to post the missing pages of the brochure.