Inventory

In this section you will find our current inventory however our stock generally sells whilst in the building stage so to see a more current list of what is available before it sells, check out our facebook page Retro Vintage or give us a call 

Here we have a beautiful example of the iconic GMC Motorhome. Restored in house at Retro Vintage over a period of 18 months, its safe to say she has been a labour of love.  She is a 1973 first year of production, and the only motorhome produced by the vehicle manufacturor and not ordered as chassis vehicles by coach build companies. They have been used in ample films such as stripes, Anchorman and also have quite the celebrity following being owned by stars such as Ozzy Osborne and Rob Zombie.  A beutifully period Motorhome, ahead of its time being designed in a wind tunnel and using a                                                                                    front wheel drive system. Unique you want ? Shes worth a look. ¬£49995

interior

Fully overhauled with a bespoke interior. Two double beds, 4 driving seats with seatbelts. The interior was built from scratch with new insulation and interior walls and flooring. built in cooker, hob and microwave, sink and various sockets around the bus 240 v uk spec. All of the plumbing is new and drinking water safe by modern standards. The original heating system has been upgraded to a far more superior truma boiler and heater. Bespoke washroom with tank toilet, shower and sink. The coach is also equipped with 500 watt solar panels with 500 AH total leisure batteries. The coach has been signed off with an inhabitence check

Mechanical

Powered by a 455 oldsmobile v8 coupled to a TH400 Automatic transmission, These have had light overhauls which include a rebuilt carburetor, gaskets, service, fluids and a tune up. Various suspension and steering componants have been replaced to benefit the drive quality. The vehicle is equipped with two 80 litre fuel tanks which have been removed, cleaned and fitted with new fuel lines and filters throughout 

The body and paint have all been finished to an exceptional standard. With palm beach style painted grapics on the sides to retain a vintage feel on the outside. There is a lot to say and a lot that has been done to the coach. You will find something new everytime you enter such as the glow in the dark                                                                                   resin work tops, the hidden back lights or the diamind quilted wall panels. 

22ft airstream tradewind

This 60's airstream caravan is something we have recently aquired. Overall she is a tidy trailer, and has almost been completed by the previous owner however we will be removing the interior it currently has, and will be building a bespoke interior using all top of the range Truma appliances which can be operated from a mobile phone, and the interior will be 50's / air craft themed. This will be one of the coolest airstreams around and we are looking forward to starting this

1976 Gmc glenbrook

Amazing 1 family owned GMC Glenbrook. Almost Museum quality coach. We found this old girl in Illinois USA and currently have her down at our shop in Newquay Cornwall. She is absolutely amazing throughout. A true credit to the previous original owner, she has only ever been kept inside minus the odd camp trip and it shows. 70000 miles on the engine, we have rebuilt the 455 oldsmobile v8 and the hydromatic transmission and she drives like a new machine. Really is a must see and a once in a life time opprtunity to find in such amazing condition. She is even fitted with her factory gm clock and vaccuum accesories which are bothe very sought after extras in the GMC community. 

6 berth with 2 double beds and a bunk bed, wet room toilet with shower, water heater, gas furnace and on board 6000w generator. Shes ready to do some serious touring in style 

£37500

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1976 Airstream Argosy

Soon to be with us, all the way from Wisconsin. This beautiful example of an Airstream Argosy.  28 footer, she will go through the usual recomission work we do such as a strip and polish, mechanical overhaul and appliance update. 

1978 Airstream Argosy

There arn't many around like this, the flag ship of Argosys. We will have this ready by december 2020 and a deposit will hold it. The plan is to do a full strip and polish, interior renovation with the upholstery and carpets, along side new appliances. This is a rare pano window argosy, and they are the best to have. What makes them a pano window? its the rear bubble screens giving a full panoramic view from the rear bedroom. She is a 4 berth 28 foot model, with split shower and bathroom. She even has a factory counter mounted blender with extra accesories and full zip dee awning package. So cool ! well heres a couple of photos. She looks worse for ware at the moment, but if she diddnt she wouldnt be with us!

1977 Airstream Argosy

We got this time capsule from the east coast earlier this year and she is currently in our workshop undergoing some renovation work. 28 foot 6 berth, 454 big block chevy with th400 automatic transmission. We are currently making our way through servicing, replacing all the hoses, brake work and tyres amongst stripping and polishing the body to a mirror finish, the signature Airstream look. She also has the added benifit of a brand new Norcold fridge and a New water heater. Keep an eye on our facebook to see the updates, the site will be updated once she is finished.

1978 Airstream Argosy

Yes you read that right, another Argosy we managed to find in texas ! Now this old girl is in serious need of TLC and we cannot wait to begin the restoration process. Body repair, a new engine, overhauled brakes and suspension, paint, appliance upgrade throughout and glass are only a few things we need to do however, she is more than worth the effort. 45K miles from new, factory 3 side roll out awnings, immaculate and original green teak interior. We plan to replace the 454 with a Cummins diesel so she will return a much better MPG. Anyway here are some photos of her. If you may be interested then feel free to give us a call and discuss options as we can restore around you.

1976 gmc palm beach deposit taken

This has been a long build we have been working on since 2019. We picked this coach up last year whilst driving a winnebago from Minnesota to South Carolina.We found her in a little town called Huntersville in North Carolina. 

Exterior

A complete strip down and prep to the body. New stripes custom made, new rubber extrusions through out the coach alongside all frames have been sealed so there is no water ingress what so ever. New polished wheel simulators that blend in with all the other brightwork really setting the coach off. 

Factory rare GM ladder, roof rack and aluminium welcome step. The air con units and roof boxes where removed and also painted. 

interior

Well This list of upgrades for the inhabitance side could go on forever ! 

So we stripped the interior out completely. New wiring, gas lines, water lines, bespoke interior walls, fully converted to european spec with the best of the best on whats on the current market. Truma 6E combi boiler with the Truma Aventa air roof mount AC. Underfloor heating, built in wifi, smart tv, Dometic range oven, Thetford toilet, Thetford N series 3 way fridge freezer, sterling battery charger (Charges the vehicle batteries as well as the leisure batteries), 2000 watt power inverter which powers the bedroom and the dinnete 240v plugs, 200 watt solar panels, x2 110 AH leisure batteries. As with all the new gas appliances, all the appropriate gas drops have been added. 

She is a 6 berth with a fold up bunk bed, a collapsable dinette which forms a double bed and a rear lounge area which forms a double end bed. 

The carpets have been replaced with a like for like shorter pile carpet. We have also painted all the faded yellow interior plastics to really bring this old girl back to the fresh and colourful 70's

Mechanicals

No expense spared getting this old girl back on top form which includes new tyres all around, full service, all rubber hoses and pipe work renewed, aftermarket uprated oil cooler, new roll bar bushings, beairings, suspension, brakes, ball joints, front knuckles, timing chain kit, all fluids replaced, new battery, waterpump, air bags, compressor and air lines, all belts have been replaced and the rest ! Basically we have renewed anything that could pose any future problems and now she is mechanically spot on

1977 airstream argosy sold

Beautiful airstream argosy that originally came from California. All the usual refinements an airstream has to offer such as a heating system, upgraded water boiler, range oven, kitchen sink, shower and toilet, 6 berth. A time warp in the interior, we stripped and polished this old girl as all airstreams really need to be finished. Factory 454 big block chevy, th 400 automatic transmission.

1972 Winnebago brave d20 sold

We picked this old girl up in St pauls minnesota last year. We flew over to see this as it was such a good example. With 1 owner from new and every bit of paperwork we couldnt miss the opportunity. She then drove us 1500 miles across the east coast of america to the port. She has since had a light renovation which includes a paint job, mechanical work and recomissioning of the appliances. We also added the 70's yamaha TY80 to the back.

1978 gmc palm beach sold

We found this amazingly original Palm Beach over in Southern California. The GMC Motorhomes have been rapidly increasing in value and popularity over the past few years and have quite the following in Europe and its not difficult to see why. This particular model is fitted with the rarer option of twin swivel seats rather than the more seen bunk bed in the front. We flew out to California earlier this year and collected our selves to drive across country down route 66 and forking off to texas. She drove absolutely beautifully and has been subject to quite a few upgrades and substantial maintenance in the past year such as an engine rebuild and suspension overhaul. All that is left for us to do is a repaint, window seals and some appliance and plumbing uogrades. As for originality, she even has her original Vaccuum kit ! 

Airstream Argosy Sold

The well brand known world wide, but suprisingly the argosy isnt recognised as much as the silver streak aluminium caravans. The argosy range where offered in both caravans and RV's. The design of the argosy was effectivley a prototype which later had many parts applied into the later airstreams. Back in the earlier days of the large air stream rallys, the Argosy was not permitted to attend however the underdog now recognised as being just as        much an airstream as any of the polished models.  And WOW do they have a lot to offer with retro styling. 70s at its absolute best. Built in house by                                                                                                                                 Retro Vintage ¬£sold

 

 

The interior has been fully renovated minus cabinets and other items to try to retain as much originality as possible. The flooring was replaced and insulated and fitted with modern underfloor heating which is a heating source of its own, not simply for warm feet. Period correct carpets and vinyls where sourced to refreshen the inside up. 

The bathroom was carefully removed and painted in a hard wearing paint to last, and freshen up with a newer more sanitary feel. New plastic water lines where fitted which are less likely to crack over the winter months. 

New appliances where fitted such as a newer revised heating furnace, and an uograded 6 gallon water boiler which has the added benefit of direct spark ignition (can be ignited off a switch board in the bus).

We spent quite some time tracking down everything inside so it is all 1970s for that added nostalgic feel. From the jvc videosphere, to the plates, cutlery, magazines and toys. 

Mechanically, she has her factory 454 v8 coupled to a th400 transmission. Serviced and mechanically sympathetically restored.

Exterior

A complete strip down and prep to the aluminium body, along side new trims, and a custom flake added to the original brown shade. She has had the factory 16.5 inch wheels replaced with 16 inch wheels which have been powdercoated and fitted with custom made whute wall tyres.