Abbey Caravans

Abbey Caravans are still widely available on the used and second hand market
Abbey Caravans are still widely available on the used and second hand market

Tuesday, 16, Nov 2010 03:17

With a long and chequered past Abbey caravans have come under the management of numerous companies over the years.

The brand originally came under the ownership of Sam Alper's Caravans International, and was then bought by Cosalt - a major player in the UK caravan market. After deciding to concentrate in the static caravan market, the portfolio of brands was sold on again to Cosalt's Hull based competitors, Swift Leisure, in 1992.

Swift Caravans continued the production of Abbey Caravans until 2008, when the brand was dropped along with Ace in order to simplify the Swift offering. Gary O'Brien, National Sales Manager for Swift Group Tourers told CaravanTimes: "The Abbey brand is still an integral part of the Swift Group and it may return in some form in the future"

Abbey Ranges

Vogue: entry level models at the cheaper end of the scale.

Freestyle: based on the Aventura range

Spectrum: a three model range offering high end finishes sitting at the top of Abbey's portfolio.

Abbey caravans are still widely available on the used and second hand market and have a reputation as good value, family caravans.

For more details, news, rumour and discussions on Abbey Caravans, join our community group for Abbey Caravans Owners.

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Dealers

Address
Homestead Caravans
Thorpe Road
Clacton-on-Sea
Essex
CO16 9JN
Tel 01255 830229
Web www.homesteadcaravans.co.uk
Email jeremy@homesteadcaravans.co.uk

Other Information

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Ranges

  • Abbey Aventura
  • Abbey Expression
  • Abbey Executive
  • Abbey Freestyle
  • Abbey GTS
  • Abbey Spectrum
  • Abbey Vogue

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