Contacting NWCC early Summer 2016, The Whelan’s had unfortunately been let down by another conversion company whom had confirmed on completing the perfect sports vehicle for them suited to their needs. With an extremely tight deadline for the conversion that they required, team NWCC were keen to help this up and coming business with their luxury leisure vehicle to help them with the start of the sporting season.
Wanting to offer luxury sporting travel to and from locations in Europe, this conversion needed to suit a variety of requirements; Firstly purchasing the preferred base vehicle for the requirements of the business a VWT6 (SWB) 4-Motion DSG Automatic Highline Panel Van, Secondly confirming the perfect conversion was a lengthily process to ensure the exact variety of needs were met for the purpose of the vehicle.
This vehicle needed to carry not only a combination of sporting equipment and luggage, but also be comfortable enough for passengers to travel. The Caravelle interior conversion combining four single rear seats and a removable table was perfect. Every aspect of this build has been carefully thought through to allow maximum use of the space available.
The vehicle offers a variety of options; Including 240v Sockets . As well as 12v Sockets & USB charging points complete with under chassis leisure batteries. The use of a Sterling Power Pro SIBR121600 Pure Sine-Wave Inverter with RCD, located within the passenger seat base allows the executive passengers a range of power sources whilst travelling.
This vehicle boasts the acoustics of NWCC’s ultimate Audison Audio Package including, Audison ‘AP8 & AP1’ Prima Front Speakers & Tweeters, Audison ‘APX’ Prima 100mm Rear Speakers and a Audison ‘AP4D’ Prima 4-CHANNEL Amplifier. Cleaning up the dashboard we have installed a VW multimedia system DNX525DAB; The superb high-resolution screen shows directions, track listings and a whole wealth of information very clearly. It offers multiple levels of connectivity, making it simple to talk hands-free or use your favourite music player.
The steering wheel within this vehicle has been replaced to include the MK7 GTI / R ‘FLAT BOTTOM’ Multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift; Many believe that their vehicle is an extension of themselves often purchasing a vehicle to reflect their style. The most prominent seen both internally and externally as well as the most frequently used element of a vehicle is the steering wheel; Many people choose to exchange their factory installed steering wheel with one based on their needs and personal taste.
Externally this vehicle has had subtle yet practical changes with many accessory additions; To generally improve the appearance of the vehicle to the owners choice. Opting for the brand new VWT6 18″ Sportline Alloy wheels, (SWB) stainless-steel angled side bars, Caravelle style front grille, and stainless indicator repeaters. The addition of the Thule wing bars to the elevating roof support the Thule Motion (XXL) 900 Black roof box.
The F45s awning is compact, functional and of superior quality, making it the best choice for these sports getaways! Complete with a Cool ‘Deluxe Grey’ vinyl canopy – UV resistant, waterproof and washable. We also took the time to re-design and upgrade the Fiamma branding as we personally felt it was a little dated after all these years of production.
Team NWCC wish the Whelan’s all the best with this private hire business, enjoy your first season!