Naming an adventure vehicle after Captain James Cook is a bold move, but we think this rig can live up to it. Bigger (and slower) than better-known VW cousin conversions, this Mercedes 207D could be a great alternative to a full sized RV for more-than-a-weekend living situations.
The 207 was the smallest of the Mercedes work vans at the time, but with the addition of the "James Cook Edition" Westfalia conversion, this rig offers a good amount of living space, especially compared to VW buses and Vanagons. Importantly, it has 7.5 feet of headroom (in places) which makes it feel much more livable inside. On the road, that translates into 9 feet of height so attention needs to be paid, but the footprint still fits in a normal parking space.
Inside there are lots of luxuries including a 10 gallon freshwater tank feeding a sink and shower, large windows that open vertically, propane stove, and a water heater that hasn't been used because the "instructions are in German." A propane heater and a fully insulated rig are nice bonuses for cold weather nights. An air conditioning unit is visible on the roof but no mention of it is made.
"Odometer unknown" is a bit scary, but if you're buying this thing you'll need to be pretty hands on. An oil leak is mentioned and parts for this diesel shouldn't be too difficult to source. The history sounds interesting including claimed trips to Baja, South America, and Africa.
This seems like a lot of vehicle for $10,000. We think it should live on as an adventure camper, but it could also be cool as a mobile office or support vehicle of some kind (so long as you're not towing anything). Find it on Craigslist in Seattle.
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