Aus der Reihe „Erfindungen, die sich nicht durchgesetzt haben“: The Caraboot aus dem Jahr 1964. Ein Wohnmobil auf Minibasis, das auch ein Boot dabei hatte.
By means of a crank handle at the rear of the Mini van, the camper body moved rearwards along grooves attached to the Minivan. At a stroke, your mini was now considerably longer than when you left home – about 15ft all in and a fully fledged campervan. There was allegedly enough room to accommodate four in comfort, with four beds, a sink and stove.
The roof of the converted van itself, could be unscrewed and used as a two-man dinghy – watch to the end to see it on the water.
We’re not sure how many were converted but at a „few hundred“ pounds it sounds like a bargain! At least one still survives in the UK and was for sale a few years ago.