I’ve bought a £1.5k vintage van to live on the road – I’m ripping the insides out because it’s so dirty

A TRAVELER has revealed she bought a vintage van at a bargain price.

The woman went viral after sharing clips of the 1989 Ford she will be turning into her new home.

A traveler has revealed she bought a vintage van at a bargain price


A traveler has revealed she bought a vintage van at a bargain pricePhoto credit: TikTok/@lindylenix
Lindy bought a 1989 Ford for £1,500


Lindy bought a 1989 Ford for £1,500Photo credit: TikTok/@lindylenix
The van is full of pink furniture


The van is full of pink furniturePhoto credit: TikTok/@lindylenix

lindy lived and worked on a remote island in Australia where only five people lived.

But recently she decided that she wants to hit the road and travel.

At the beginning of her journey, Lindy bought some vintage jewelry online at a bargain price.

She said in a TikTok video online, “I just found a $2,000 bill [£1,500] Van on Facebook Marketplace so I’ll pick it up right away.”

“I just hope it’s not too good to be true.”

The bargain hunter said she watched the van’s price drop online when it became clear sellers were desperate to get rid of it.

Lindy said, “So I initially saved this van a week ago and it was listed for $6,500, but over the days I’ve seen the price drop dramatically.”

“The people who sold it needed money for the rent and wanted it gone immediately.”

Lindy had to travel a long distance herself to get the van but was amazed when she finally got her hands on the van.

She said, “So I drove from Death Valley to Las Vegas to close the deal.”


Lindy said her van was even more perfect than she imagined.

She said, “Oh my god, she’s perfect.”

Lindy also pointed out that the van is in pretty good condition.

She said: It’s a 1989 Ford Econoline with under 100,000 miles and shockingly for the low price everything works.’

The traveler said she would be making some changes to her new van.

She said, “I’m not going to lie, the inside is a bit dirty and stained, but it didn’t really matter to me because when I bought it I knew I was going to rip the whole thing out.” Mostly the inside, as long as it’s got good bones, nothing else matters.”

However, Lindy confirmed that she would retain some unique traits

She said: “I had no idea what the interior would look like before I picked it up, but it has a really cool full bed that shuts down electronically. The vintage 80’s bottle opener on the back door and a new bluetooth sound system installed by the last owner.”

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Lindy has set a budget of £7,800 to refurbish her van.

She said, “I was willing to put $10,000 into the whole build, so I have $8,000 of fun money to put into it.”

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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