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Mystery Autosleeper

Post by Dave 418 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:51 am

scratch head Whilst heading west on the M180, just after the Trent, junction 3-2 I noticed an old Sherpa high top motorhome. It was difficult to read the name on the rear but I am sure it was an Autosleeper. I know Autosleeper built a Sherpa with a lift roof like the VW Trooper but this was a coach build. 
As I was passing it at the time I couldnt get much detail other than it was the earlier Sherpa when it was still Leyland. Any ideas what model this was?.

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Re: Mystery Autosleeper

Post by Alf on Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:29 am

Having had both a 1975 Sherpa lift up roof and a 1985 Freight Rover lift up roof I don't think these were converted in anything else I don't remember anything other than the lift up roofs but other converters did
How about this one

https://www.gumtree.com/p/campervans-motorhomes/leyland-sherpa-motorhome-1979-good-condition/1196259531


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Re: Mystery Autosleeper

Post by Dave 418 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:46 am

shrugg It was a strange shape for an Autosleeper coach build. I thought it was an early Talbot or Renault due to the beige/brown paint. Maybe not an Autosleeper, I did come across a plain white Transit with an Autosleeper decal on the bonnet that was a badly done home build. Sadly it was a day out with no camera so I cant add any further to the puzzle.

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Re: Mystery Autosleeper

Post by breakaleg on Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:49 pm

Fairly sure it was called a Leisure executive and it had an ugly looking roof I don't think that many were sold.
It was a panel van with an oversized high top roof and was a brown and cream coloured van.
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Re: Mystery Autosleeper

Post by shipbadger on Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:51 pm

In the next town to me is a Mk5 Transit with 'Auto Sleeper' in a number of places on it's body.  It is obviously not the genuine article but someone seems to have used the name as a generic description for a motorhome.  Perhaps the Sherpa falls in to the same category.  Simple enough to buy the replica names from ebay and places.  Giveaway with the Transit is there has been no attempt to copy the 'official' typeface so presumably they did not set out to deceive, or if they did they have done it very badly.  I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

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Re: Mystery Autosleeper

Post by roli on Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:38 pm

I'll go along with breakaleg.  The Leisure Executive 

Have a look at the old vans list inFactSheets

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Re: Mystery Autosleeper

Post by newterry on Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:11 pm

Dave,
I've got the brochures if you're still curious.
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