Campervan for sale – Mercedes 507D Retro Ambulance
Campervan for sale. 28000 miles, 1989 507D, Left hand drive, Manual transmission
Show-stopping German Red Cross Ambulance Campervan for sale
This campervan is absolutely unique and special. It is a one-off and is the centre of attention everywhere it goes. We are professional converters and we designed this to our own spec, as a passion project. We’ve had great fun using the camper for local trips this summer and it is now time to pass her onto a new owner. The van has been the star of the show at several events and was featured in Out and About Live and Campervan Magazine.
You can find out more about the history of the build on our blog post – Our loving conversion of a stunning ambulance
History and spec of the vehicle
This campervan is a converted German ex-military Red Cross ambulance, manufactured by Mercedes-Benz 507D in 1989. The vehicle has been dry-stored for its entire life and is rust free, with an original pristine paint job. The conversion was carried out professionally in May 2023 by Love Campers and has had light use since then. Conversion comes with a 24 month warranty and the vehicle comes with a fresh service and MOT.
We bought this van from an importer in the spring of 2022. It’s an ex German military Red Cross ambulance. Having only clocked up 28,000 miles in its time as a serving ambulance, the vehicle still has all of its original paintwork and even came with original features, including a first aid kit. It is absolutely pristine with no rust, having been dry stored all of its life. We will sell this van with a fresh service and MOT.
The van has the “Million Mile” engine OM616, considered to be one of the most reliable engines ever produced.
The campervan design elements
We really went to town with the interior. The cupboard fronts and lining are of birch ply, in a style inspired by classic boats. The camper contains a rear fixed bed, a lower bed that can also be used as a child’s den, and a garage for bikes and camping gear. There is also an extra storage area with further security at the rear.
There is a comfy and spacious lounge area with a dining table, towards the front of the van. The van has two factory sun-roofs.
There are high cupboards along the length of the van as well as further cupboard space in the kitchen area and under the sink.
The kitchen contains a retro coffee machine by designer brand Lily, Thetford oven, grill and three-burner hob, a designer Lily coffee maker, a large fridge freezer and an external gas hook-up for a BBQ.
The kitchen has a feature copper-coloured sink and oak worktops, including an extra pullout worktop extension. The cabinetry is made from lightweight poplar ply carcasses and hard-wearing birch ply frontage, while the dining area is also made using birch ply and oak.
The van has a powerful sound deadening lining as well as vapour barrier and insulation in thermafleece, a natural fibre insulation made from sheep’s wool and recycled fibres.
The campervan has 800w of solar panel for the leisure system, plus an additional solar panel for the starter battery. It has two lithium batteries of 340 amp in total. It has a 2400kw victron inverter, enabling charging of electric bikes, laptops, a coffee maker and even a fan, completely off-grid. The van has versatile lighting and numerous usb charging ports.
The van has an inbuilt powerful sound system with seven speakers including sub-woofers.
There is a hot shower from the rear of the van (the hot water can also be powered off-grid from the inverter), which you could use together with a shower tent if you want some privacy at a festival! It can also be used for cleaning muddy boots, dogs and for outdoor showering at any time of the year.
There is a hidden portaloo inside one of the seats in the lounge area behind the front seats. This could be removed and placed inside a toilet tent if you are camping for a period of time.
The flooring is in hard-wearing commercial grade Forbo linoleum and the upholstery is in a stylish grey fabric.
Further questions and viewing
Don’t hesitate to call us for further information on 01273101407 or by email via email@example.com We can give you a video tour of the van and you are welcome to visit the workshop and view in person.