1958 - a vintage year for the Sunliner

Caravan World — 13 January 2009

There is something about fibreglass caravans that seems to bring out people’s creativity. As some owners put it, Sunliners are like a blank canvas. That was certainly the case for Cliff and his wife Ingrid Pallister. They personalised their 1958 Sunliner van with a distinctly American theme.

They painted the outside silver, making it look aluminium; repainted the interior in white and blue; replaced the coupling with one from a later model Sunliner and laid new lino. Then they gradually filled their caravan with Americana, including bed linen with stars and stripes, a table cloth with an American flag design, Coca-Cola collectibles, Betty Boop pictures and cushions with Ford logos.

- Susan and Keith Hall

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Tall poppy syndrome - height barriers in the UK, from Malcolm Street's Street Talk.
Double-decker bus - did you know?, from Malcolm Street's Street Talk.


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