very rare camper based on a 41-year-old Citroen

From the outside, the motorhome looks good, which cannot be said about the interior

On the French site for online trading Benzin, the Laverda Paguro camper, based on the 1980 Citroen Acadiene truck, was sold. For a motor home paid 13,100 euros. Given the rarity of the lot, the price is small, but the new owner will have to invest a lot of additional money in repairing the dilapidated salon.

The first Paguro camper was built in the late 1970s by the Italian company Laverda, which took the Citroen Acadiene small truck as a basis. The truck itself was produced for only 10 years, from 1977 to 1987, but became one of the most popular commercial models of those years with a circulation that exceeded 250 thousand units.

It is not known how many copies of Acadiene the Italians turned into motorhomes, but only a few have survived to this day. Most of them are in need of careful restoration, as is this 1980 Citroen-based example.

As you can see from the photos, the RV bodywork and factory rims are in good condition, however the paintwork has been updated. The glazing and optics are well preserved, but the situation with the interior of the Paguro is much worse: it looks shabby, the paint has peeled off, the wooden panels have rotted. The residential module has an original sleeping place, a gas stove, a sink, a refrigerator and several shelves for storing things.

For 41 years of life, the motor home managed to run over only 6335 kilometers. It has a 31 horsepower 602cc engine that still runs but needs an overhaul, as does the manual transmission.