IF YOU ARE in the market for a new ‘van and you’re scouring the campervans for sale pages, this snazzy head-turner might be just what you’re after – and it debuts at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Maybe following our recent trip to Le Mans in a rather colourful Toyota Proace based campervan we’ve developed a soft spot for these more compact ‘vans, but there’s no denying that this Ford Terrier campervan conversion is a great looking product. But what exactly is it?
This is a Wellhouse Ford Terrier Bianco, so-called because the conversion work was done by the Yorkshire firm Wellhouse Leisure, and it is the first campervan conversion in the UK based on the new Ford Transit kombi/Tourneo Custom – and we’re sure that just by looking at it you can see where the ‘Bianco’ part of its name comes from.
This is one of a range of four new special edition campervans, because as well as the Bianco, there are also the Rosso, the Nero and the Argento, too. As you might expect, these campers are colour-coded white, red, black and silver respectively.
On the outside, the colour matching on these ‘vans extends to the pop top roof, the side mouldings and the bumpers, these complemented by handsome, 18-inch, black and chrome, twin-spoke alloy wheels and, in the case of the campervan pictured, two bonnet stripes (these are only available as an option).
Go inside this Wellhouse ‘van and the furniture is also colour-coded, including the kitchen with its hob, fridge and sink, while the smart, black leather upholstery has colour-coded panel inserts and stitching, which lends a high end feel to the interior.
Also on the standard spec list of this special edition Ford campervan are a handy Omnistor awning, white LED lighting, a reversing camera and parking sensors. Sat-nav and an electric side step are available as options. The campervan is powered by a 155hp, turbodiesel engine.
When camping in this special edition ‘van, the front two seats can swivel round and become part of the living space. In addition, the three-person rear bench can slide, making the space more flexible, either increasing luggage carrying capacity when on the road, or upping the amount of available living space once you are pitched on site, meaning that while this camper is small enough to make it easy to drive, it’s still a good, comfortable living environment.
So does this sound like your next compact camper? The on the road prices for Wellhouse’s Ford Terrier range kick off from £34,995, with the special edition models, including this Bianco, starting from £45,000 – and they are available to order now.
But don’t just take our word for it. If you want to take a look at the ‘van for yourself to see what it really offers, then you are in luck. This eye-catching Ford Terrier campervan conversion will be on display on the Ford stand in the motoring village at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, so if you’re heading down to West Sussex’s world famous, four-day motoring extravaganza, why not check it out?
And keep an eye out for our Editor Niall Hampton’s video review of a Terrier Rosso campervan – coming soon.