The Torcars Sherpa
For those who wanted a home-from-home when they went on holiday, Torcars offered these two Sherpa-based campers.
Folllowing on from the success of their Marina-based models, Torcars introduced this full-size camper van, taking the Sherpa 215 as its basis. A fully insulated, fibreglass elevating roof, complete with side windows and ventilation grilles, gave 6′ 2″ internal headroom (interestingly, only 2″ more than in the Suntor Marina). The versatile, Dunlopillo-upholstered seating, consisting of individual front seats and inward-facing twin double-length benches in the rear, could be rearranged into a number of different configurations, including seating for six, or a choice of two single beds or one double. A table (stored in the roof of the cab) could be erected between the rear benches to form a useful dining area.
The well-planned rear end managed to squeeze in a split-level cooker and over, fridge, wardrobe with built-in shelves and drawers, a large stainless steel sink complete with drainer and electric water pump, and a wealth of storage lockers. Further facilities included fluorescent lighting, sockets for a TV and a shaver, and a waste disposal unit. In true Suntor style, the specification was completed with fitted carpets, curtains and a four-place dinner service.
The range-topping Tor-Royal featured a coachbuilt body unit, attached to the Sherpa chassis-cab. The specification built upon that of the Suntor Sherpa, with the extra space allowing for such luxuries as a toilet and shower, plus running hot and cold water. While the seating offered the same flexibility as the Suntor model, the Tor-Royal had the added benefit of a bed over the cabin area, meaning that it could sleep up to five.