80-mile Sherpa for sale

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - Nick Larkin Alan Jeynes, 07835 039036.

A Bri­tish Ley­land Sherpa minibus with just 80 miles on the clock has been put up for sale.

First reg­is­tered in Por­tu­gal, the 1981 Mor­ris-badged Sherpa was re­tained for many years by a dealer af­ter the orig­i­nal buyer was killed in a road ac­ci­dent,

The diesel-pow­ered minibus was even­tu­ally snapped up by North East­based clas­sic van fa­natic and col­lec­tor, Alan Jeynes.

‘I heard about the Sherpa be­ing for sale through an en­thu­si­ast in Por­tu­gal and couldn’t re­sist it, he says.

‘I’ve had the van for a cou­ple of years, but I have a cou­ple of ma­jor restora­tion projects I need to fund now. I can’t use the Sherpa be­cause it would in­crease the mileage – my thoughts are that this ve­hi­cle should go to a se­ries col­lec­tor or mu­seum where the mileage will be kept as it is.’

‘ This ve­hi­cle is in in­cred­i­ble con­di­tion – the leaf springs on the back even still have their pa­per stick­ers. There is a small dent in the side door but that’s about it.’

Of­fers in the re­gion of £9995 are in­vited for the left-hand-drive Sherpa. The ve­hi­cle runs well but has not been reg­is­tered for road use.

The cur­rent owner reck­ons this Sherpa is too good to use.

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