Full-Size Steam, Implements & Machinery


Tasker Living Van of c. 1928 SO608

Model Type Living Van
Manufacturer Tasker
Year c. 1928
Condition Good, Original
Original Owners Barnes
Asking Price £14,995

A wonderfully preserved piece of Barnes Bros history; this living van was originally one of four ordered from Taskers of Andover by Sarah Barnes in around 1928 to work alongside their fleet of new Aveling & Porter steam rollers. This one came to us with recently sold Aveling & Porter No. 14000 which was one of the fleet with which this living van originally belonged.

Presented in seemingly originally, but solid, condition. This one has inevitably had work over the years (the paperwork suggests work was conducted in 1997) but is today presented with the character expected of a 90+ year old living van. The exterior is looking a little worse for wear however the structure and interior, on a quick cursory once over, looks to be sound. The history is very much a part of this van, right down to the Barnes Bros name cast into the spoked wheel hubs!

Important Dimensions:

Internal Length 12ft 10inches
Internal Width 6ft 5inches
Internal Height (at centre) 6ft 11inches
External Length (ex. drawbar) 13ft
External Width 6ft 7inches
External Height (at centre, to floor) 10ft 8inches
Drawbar Length 4ft 8inches

Asking Price – £14,995

We always encourage prospective buyers to view historic vehicles and steam engines in person prior to purchase. This living van is advertised for sale by Berrybrook Steam & Classics on behalf of the owner and seller.

For more information, please speak to Matt on 01392 833301 or email [email protected]. As with all our vehicles listed for sale, we strongly recommend viewing in person. Appointments are recommended so ensure you book before travelling to us for a viewing.

Please ask about our flexible part-exchange options. Delivery can be arranged to anywhere in the UK, and beyond, at buyer’s expense.

The Company (Berrybrook Steam & Classics, trading name of Berrybrook Motors Ltd) offers the above details of this vehicle in good faith but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vehicle. A buyer should instruct their agents, surveyors or inspectors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. 

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Do you want to get involved in the world of steam? Are you considering buying a miniature steam engine? Are you stuck for a gift idea or are you simply looking for a good day out?

If so, we offer two different style days, tailored to suit your needs…

We offer a ‘Traction Engine Experience Day’, perfect as a gift and a fun day out learning a bit about what running a steam engine involves. We also offer a ‘Miniature Driving Lesson’ which is a half day course in the practical use of a scale traction engine.

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We specialise in the sale of steam engines and historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes! 

If you are looking to sell your steam engine or historic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission and would be more than happy to discuss the sale of your vehicle with you.

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Visit the official Berrybrook Steam & Classics online shop where we sell a range of steam-related products including gifts, parts and accessories for your miniature steam engine, gift vouchers for steam experience days and branded clothing!

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Milbury Model Company

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new partner website, the Milbury Model Company!

Our newest department is dedicated to supplying high-quality, brand new model and toy-sized steam engines, spares, accessories, gifts and more…

We are an official stockist for the complete range of Wilesco products which is sold from our Devon-based shop and is available to buy online.

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Looking to find out more about the preservation movement, traction engines, historic vehicles or our heritage?

The Berrybrook Blog visits a range of topics to interest all readers!

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If you are looking to sell your steam engine or historic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission.

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