Page 139. 1980 Polar 300 All-Year-Round Caravan SOLD

1980 Polar 300 All-Year-Round Caravan

For over 30 years I only drove old cars. Long-distance travel was a pain. Eight years ago I bought a 1970’s VW Campervan as a compromise between old and practical.

Since baby Delphy came on the scene a year ago, I’ve had to be even more practical. A 1990’s Volvo is about as practical as it gets for transporting the girls, and I bought the Polar 300 to go with it, as it combines two of life’s essentials: comfortable camping facilities and the ability to collect a couple motorcycles on the way back from camping.

The rear-opening doors are prefect for loading bikes.

Of course, it’s a lightweight caravan, so if you have heavy bikes it will affect portability. I’ve carried two BSA Bantams, and they fitted inside fine and did not affect drivability.



For a lightweight caravan, it’s got everything we’ve needed. Central heating, fridge, grill, lights, cupboards, electric take-off, sink, awning, locking door with keys. I bought an expensive leisure battery for it (£80) which the new owner can buy from me if required.

It has a normal campervan/caravan type of layout. The hob, fridge, sink and cupboard are on the right.

On the left are two full-length cupboards. We store the awning in one. The other has the battery at the bottom.

We used it when we went to Womad music festival this summer. I didn’t intend to sell it so I didn’t take photos of it. Here’s the only one I can find, showing the awning.


It still has its original handbook (below) which is included in the sale


Polar caravans have a cult following. There’s a UK club for them:

The company still make caravans; here’s their Swedish website:

You can even buy a 1:43 scale die-cast model (below) similar to my Volvo-Polar set-up:

I spoke to the chairman of the UK Polar club and he says the Polar 300 is a very rare caravan here. It was not made for long, and few were brought into the UK. My friend in Sweden says the Polar 300 is now rare in Sweden too. He fancied one some years ago and could not find one.

This one is in excellent condition for 28 year old caravan, and I’m sure the new owners will enjoy it as much as we have.



OWNER: BuyVintage Online Auctions

LOCATION: Brighton, E.Sussex, United Kingdom

DELIVERY: is not included in this auction. Our website contains details of recommended delivery services.
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VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts – but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.
2-Stroke engines – and cyclemotors in particular – are notoriously unreliable. Basic servicing is generally required if unused for even a few weeks.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.
Unless an auction description specifically states that the vehicle is running, THE VEHICLE IS SOLD FOR RESTORATION.



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