Hello All ~ I'm a brand new member and first-time poster, so I'm saying hello with a quick introduction.
I just acquired a 1966 Caravel
through a pretty remarkable arrangement. It had been sitting on a commercial lot for 5 years, after having been extensively retrofitted and used in a marketing program for a national firm. The AS last sold for $6800 in 2005 and the buyer paid nearly $45,000 to retrofit the unit for a summer campaign. It has literally been sitting in a lot for 5 years and I was able to acquire for the whopping sum of $2,000.
Now I'm in the "now what" stage. I know she would be very valuable in a commercial situation, but likely of nearly zero value from a traditionalist perspective. She is in terrific shape with things like a 7kw gas generator, 3,500 lbs. Torsion flex axle, stainless steel countertops with stainless steel shelving, commercial freezers, new wiring throughout, etc. As well, she has been equipped with a concession window. In short, a very unique and valuable vehicle. All of the work was done through a high-end firm that customizes trailers and they know what they're doing.
I would post pictures but I don't think it would be fair to the well-known firm until I can remove the vinyl lettering in order to "de-identify" her. I gave them my word that I would not take her on the road until she was in "neutral" condition, thus I'm reluctant to post her pictures here until I have done so.
I guess I'm just wading-in to say hello, introduce my new unit and see what you think. I have the title and she was built in Jackson Center, Ohio.
Wooooo hi ~ I'm Terry, from Saint Louis \\ proud new owner of a '66 Caravel
I'm still thinking about what to do with my new toy. There's no way that I will take her back to the