Check out this striking Ford Transit camper conversion, built by two expert companies to provide a lifelong Ford fanatic with his dream mobile home.
Based on an automatic Transit Custom, the £77,000 end product is Steve North’s idea of perfection. Working with MS-RT for the exterior and Wellhouse on the inside, he custom-specified the fully-equipped camper exactly to his taste.
The York-based Blue Oval enthusiast, who began his obsession as a child, cleaning Ford carburettors and tuning Ford engines at a garage in Stillington, North Yorkshire. His first car was a MkI Escort and he also once built a MkII Escort rally car from a road car base, so he does like a motorsport-inspired Ford.
MS-RT, Ford’s approved adder of sporty bits, gave the 167bhp diesel Transit a full body kit, anthracite OZ Racing alloy wheels, twin exhausts and an eye-catching set of graphics. Essentially the design was adapted to Steve’s spec from the existing MS-RT offering for the Transit Custom.
Then luxury Transit interior specialist Wellhouse went to town on the inside. They gave it a full kitchen, plush seating area trimmed in Ford-traditional blue and white, and an extendable roof to make room for an ‘upstairs’ bedroom. The van was also fitted with xenon headlights, sat-nav, adaptive cruise control and an Alcantara-trimmed dashboard.
Steve clearly loves it, telling Ford GB:
“I wanted an MS-RT Transit campervan built to my own specifications and my expectations are pretty high.
“I’m hoping to have some good times out exploring some Ford shows and motorbike shows – once my trailer has been built to carry my classic bikes – and I’m looking forward to travelling around the country seeking out new adventures.”
Ford itself will begin to offer a Transit-based camper in the UK later this year. Called the Transit Custom Nugget, it’s developed in tandem with Westfalia and is already on sale in several EU markets.