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Ultimate DIY job ADRIA MATRIX 680 SP €14,950!

Fancy yourself a DIY'er? Up for a challenge? Look what I found in the Netherlands - what looks like a kit motorhome. I'd love to know the story behind this. Looks like all the bits are there, but some damage. Maybe flog the base vehicle off and use the bits to upgrade your own motorhome?

ADRIA MATRIX 680 SP 2.3 2012 model, but only 2km!
https://www.boonstraschadevoertuigen.nl/nl/campers/
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Having done a self build I would pass on it, way too much work to do, and no guarantee that you would finish it and have anything of value at the end.
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Self build has to only be worth it for cheap and rough jobs (like 'bolt a bed and a stove in the back of a transit'), or if you want something you can't buy. I've never seen one for sale I'd like. Even some pro jobs look a tad 'home made'.
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Check the link in my signature, not all self-builds are rubbish, some are awful of course.
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If you want a cheapo to do a selfbuild, look at this one https://www.boonstraschadevoertuigen.nl/nl/bestelautos/ insulation and heating already built in, jsut needs a loo and furniture, dead easy to do as sides are vertical, no scribing in to do, I even have a planned layout for when I was considering it.

MPG around low 20s, excellent high driving position, brakes designed to actually stop you, easier to drive than any moHo I've had.

It has been to the moon and back though, but had 6 week inspections so should be in fairly good order.
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I think the story of what happened is to be found in one of the pictures, if you look at the one with the new door you will notice the old one to the right of it, the top of which is severely misshapen.
My guess would be a roll over, or at least a severe rear end shunt or maybe something big fell onto the hab area of van.

The front cab area i.e. the Fiat bit appears untouched so would speculate on a very heavy rear end hit high up enough to have missed the chassis rails but enough to destroy the body.
Strange they quote the mileage as 2 Km though.

Given a decent workshop I'd love to undertake a project like that, although wonder what the legalities etc. of ever getting it back on the road when you'd finished it.

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That link showed all their vehicles. Did you mean the 800,000 odd km Merc? Blimey! Some good base vehicles there though.
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Tried looking at your self build thread Kev and quickly scrolled through the first 6 pages looking for pics, but despite plenty of people say they're nice ones, there don't seem to be any there! Links broken maybe?
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That link showed all their vehicles. Did you mean the 800,000 odd km Merc? Blimey! Some good base vehicles there though.
Sorry, crap link.

It was this one under delivery vans.
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Stealth camper hey? I liked the little electric ute with the wacky name.
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