Strawberry Leisure get the bug for Mr.Darcy
Hayle based classic VW wedding and special occasion transport company, Strawberry Leisure have added to their fleet of split screen campervans with the arrival of Mr Darcy, an extremely rare 1955 Volkswagen Beetle.
Bob Amos explains; “Since our launch in April 2009 our feet have barely touched the ground. So much so, we’ll finish 2011 doing an amazing number of weddings. We only conduct one wedding per day with each vehicle so the safe arrival in the spring of our third campervan, Lily, a gorgeous 21 window, cream and white Samba came as a great relief. Demand for 2012 and
beyond is also incredibly high so when, by chance, we were presented with the opportunity and honour to acquire Mr. Darcy we literally jumped at the chance.
Mr Darcy is a 1955 VW Beetle, and having just undergone an incredible 8 year professional restoration programme, he makes an ideal ‘vroom’ for the groom!
He has had only three owners from new, is finished in original VW ‘Polar Silver’ paintwork, has a Golde ragtop, oval rear window, semaphore indicators and is in the process of being re-trimmed in radiant red upholstery with cream piping. Indeed, everything has been restored to its original state, even down to the badges, arm (semaphore) indicators and Bowden cable operated fuel gauge!”
Mr. Darcy before and undergoing his epic restoration…