1989 Bedford Rascal

Sold: £5,775

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Manufacturer:  Bedford
First Registered:  1989
Model:  Rascal
Registration No:  G453 OMY
Mileometer:  61,786
Chassis No:  SED991700LV676752
MOT:  15 December 2020
Colour:  Red

The Bedford Rascal (later Vauxhall Rascal), also built as the Suzuki Super Carry, is a kei truck and microvan that was developed as a joint venture between the American car company General Motors (GM) and the Japanese automaker Suzuki. It was sold under GM's British-based Bedford marque as well as in Suzuki form. Other names were used in a few international markets, such as GME (General Motors Europe) for those continental European markets where Suzukis were generally not marketed and where the "Bedford" and "Vauxhall" brands were largely unknown.

The van was produced at the IBC Vehicles plant in Luton, England, adjacent to the main Vauxhall factory (GM's British-based passenger car marque). Alongside the Bedford, the Suzuki-branded twin was manufactured for the European market (where Bedford is a less established brand).

Sold from 1986 to 1994, the Rascal, like the Super Carry, is a small and economical van intended for many purposes. The vehicle's strengths were its diminutive size and maximum payload weight; 550 kg for the van and 575 kg for the pickup. The principal visible difference between Bedford and Suzuki versions is the front trim: the Super Carry has two separate plastic headlamp surrounds and the Rascal has a single full width one with "Bedford" moulded in the middle.

The rare Bedford Rascal offered here is descibed by the vendor to be in very good condition and to drive well with only one owner from new. This is the late 5 speed model and also has the rear seats fitted from new from the supplying dealer. The car comes with all previous MOTs, original hand book pack and supplying dealer warranty card. No VAT payable.  

These small vans are just so quirky, and are a "modern classic" commercial, and this one with the extra seating, is even better.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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