There's a new Fleetline van on Ebay right now we've set up this donation page as it's an opportunity that's too good to miss.
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So we're asking our loyal friends and followers to donate what you can to allow us to purchase the remaining vehicle. Obviously there is an element of trust involved as all the funds will be deposited in my Paypal account and then transferred into my account only when we have enough to proceed with a purchase.
If we don't get enough before the van gets sold I will contact those who donated and ask if we can retain their monies and continue requesting donations until another van is available. Bear in mind that these Fleetlines do appear on Ebay and Gumtree but it is not a regular appearance (there were only around 6000 made and that's across a three style range in 1976) that's why I'm trying to get started quickly.
If you want your money back at any time let me know and I'll refund you (minus Paypal costs). When we have the van purchased your money is non-returnable, however, when the mould has been made, the van becomes surplus to requirements and we could sell her on, everyone who donated will receive a percentage share relative to their initial donation. Or we can put the proceeds back into the pot and use it to push the chassis and shell creation forward. This will all be discussed when it happens.
I am confident that once the initial funds are raised the remainder will follow as people will see how we are progressing. This is not a cheap exercise, however, having vans in the country helps to reduce the costs significantly. Our original estimate to get our first van up and running was £100,000 now with these two vehicles in the country - working on van 1 at full price we can bring that figure down to £87,000. Yes that is a lot of money and there are a lot of one off costs for moulds and jigs etc in this price. If you look at it this way, if everyone of our Facebook friends told their friends and all our Twitter followers told their followers to donate £1 we'd have over £125,000. Your support and generosity could really make this happen.