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Superb Mobile Catering Business for sale in Henley-on-Thames, Pangbourne & Surrounding

Henley-on-Thames, Pangbourne & Surrounding, Oxfordshire

Asking Price £60,000
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Business overview

Classic 1972 Bedford CF1 ice cream van, fully restored to a cost of 30K. Full working condition. Run as a very successful private hire ice cream van for weddings, events, festivals.

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This is a Confidential sale in order to protect the existing bookings for 2017 and to give a new owner the opportunity to take the bookings on if they wish. Full details of the restoration are below.

This is an original, working 1972 classic British Bedford CF1 ice cream van, an iconic vehicle, very rare in this restored, working condition. A full restoration has been carried out costing GBP 30,000, the vehicle has been part of a very successful business for the past 5 years in the UK. MOT to May 2017. Working as a classic ice cream van at private events, weddings, and parties. The sale includes the business as a whole, well maintained website, all social media and any assistance required by the new owner to get up and running.

Private bookings are pre-paid based on the number of guests, distance to the venue and what is served - ice cream & sorbets, ice lollies, retro sweets and soft drinks. These bookings are usually an hour and a half with the option to pay for extra serving time. A 50% deposit is paid at the time of booking with the balance paid 8 weeks before the booking. Weddings book up to 2 years in advance and usually through the winter months. Full details of suggested costings and quote information will be made available to potential new owners.

Restoration works have included;

BODY WORK - new bonnet, new chrome bumper, windows refurbished, trim refurbished, new wheels and tyres, chrome hubcaps and wheel trims, chrome fuel cap, replaced windscreen, full respray, custom roof panels with LED lights, driver door handle, solar fans fitted in roof.

INTERNAL - floor replaced, 44 litre freezer custom fabricated and installed, new AE2 94402 MHR condenser unit, new front venting under counter fridge, new interior custom built and painted cupboards, new ceiling, new sink, new taps, new water tank, new water heater, led lighting installed, seat belt and seat replaced, fire extinguisher and emergency lighting added, stereo installed, internal engine hood custom fabricated, replica vintage freezer lids.

MECHANICAL & ELECtRICAL - Re-wired - all vehicle instruments, ignition, headlights, indicators, stop lights etc, Installed 12v and 240v electrical system, Installed 2 power inverters, 4 leisure batteries, 2 battery trickle chargers, new exhaust and hangers, replacement engine, replacement gearbox, new clutch, new fanbelts, new alternator for the engine battery, new alternator for the freezer batteries, battery charge indicator, new diesel tank and sender unit, new speedometer, new fuel filter, new air filter, new oil filter, installed spare wheel hangar and new spare wheel, installed reverse lights and hazard lights, added vacum brakes, replaced all brake drums, replaced suspension arms and springs, replaced windscreen wash bottle and wipers, replaced head lights, replaced prop shaft, replaced rear axle, new housing, brackets, mounts installed in rear for power system, replaced clutch cable. Documentation for all works can be provided.

POWER SYSTEM - this system works from leisure batteries, during service the engine does not need to run and no mains power is required. More detailed information can be provided on request.

If an offer is accepted a 10% initial deposit will be required to remove the business from sale with the balance payable by bank transfer on collection no more than 4 weeks after payment of the deposit.

Business location

The business has covered the Thames Valley - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, London, Hampshire and Hertfordshire. I am based on the Oxfordshire/Berkshire border. A new owner can cover wherever they wish.

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