It has been a bumper year for campervan conversion company Wellhouse Leisure. In less than 12 months, it has sold 100 of its Ford Terrier campervans and in the first half of 2014 the firm enjoyed record sales.
Indeed, such has been the Wellhouse Ford Terrier’s success – 70 sold in the first six months of 2014 – that additional staff had to be employed to increase production at the Huddersfield factory, and new equipment was invested in.
Wellhouse’s Terrier is the first British campervan conversion based on the latest iteration of the Ford Transit kombi/Tourneo Custom, sold with a high standard spec and in three special edition versions that are extensively colour matched inside and out: Rosso (red), Nero (black), Bianco (white) and Argento (silver). Of course, you don’t have to buy a special edition, so you can spec the ‘van according to your own taste.
The Wellhouse Ford Terrier Bianco debuted at this summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and Practical Motorhome’s Editor Niall Hampton reviewed the Rosso version for our TV show on The Motorhome Channel – watch his review by clicking here.
And another highlight in the Wellhouse Terrier’s year might just be round the corner. It has been shortlisted in the best rising-roof camper category in Practical Motorhome’s 2014 Motorhome of the Year Awards. Find out if this campervan is successful in the November 2014 edition of Practical Motorhome magazine, on sale from 26 September.
There are now three models in the Wellhouse Ford Terrier range, the S, the SE and the Sport. Prices range from £39,500 to £46,500. But if you’ve not got that kind of cash to splash, Wellhouse might still have something for you.
Also in 2014, Wellhouse launched its Alphard campervan – which is available from £20,000. This is a more affordable ‘van because the base vehicle is a secondhand Toyota Alphard MPV imported from Japan. They’ll have between 50,000 and 70,000 miles on the clock, but Wellhouse’s confidence in its conversions means that you can have peace of mind, as all are sold with a three-year warranty.
As the year has progressed, Wellhouse has secured more agents across the country, many of which are at Ford main dealers, including Hendy Ford in Chichester and Eastleigh, and Peoples Ford in Liverpool, proof of the increasing demand for this compact motorhome.
The 100th Terrier campervan was bought by Mr and Mrs Buckett. It’s an SE variant in Deep Impact Blue, powered by a 125PS, 2.2-litre diesel engine – and it’s their very first ‘van. They hope to take delivery next April.
“We are delighted to have sold our 100th Terrier and, to be honest, I must admit we’re also pleasantly surprised as we didn’t dare dream that we would reach this level of sales so quickly,” said David Elliott, managing director of Wellhouse Leisure. “The Terrier exceeded even our boldest sales forecasts thanks to its winning combination of high standard specification, great design and good value for money.”