In response to the letter in December's issue about the Astramax vans, I wanted to tell you that despite these vans being so rare now, I am a proud owner of my second one, which I use on a daily basis. This one is a Vauxhall 1.6 petrol automatic (even rarer). My previous one was a Bedford 1.3-litre petrol automatic. Since purchasing the Vauxhall, I have replaced the rear arches, and sills and attended to other areas of minor rust. The van also sports a GTE front bumper and bonnet and the steel wheels replaced by 16 inch alloys. I love these vans. It's a great shame many others have not
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