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PHOTOS | This 1971 Merc and vintage caravan make a stunning pair

His passion for older vehicles is quite apparent, as Cobie Kemp from Letsitele in Limpopo visits campsites with his classic towing combination.

"I came across the 1971 Mercedes-Benz W108 280SE about 18 years ago. It used to be the company vehicle for the director of a firm in Johannesburg. When the gentleman passed away, the company kept the car in storage before eventually deciding to sell it. Because it had been locked away, the car was in good condition; but most importantly it was still original, as nobody had ever restored it. 

I came across this 1965 Gypsey, also known as an Africaravan, five years ago when a friend of mine alerted me to the deceased estate of what can only be described as an elderly pair of hermits – and also mentioned that there’d be some old cars up for grabs. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the caravan, because you rarely come across one as old as this that’s in fairly complete condition.

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