When cleaning the van, I discovered that it previously had a name. Free Bird. I’m assuming that this was Lynyrd Skynyrd related, and that it’s a legacy of the van’s past life in the US.
There’s a trace of old lettering, facing outward on the dash. It has a hand painted look about it, although it’s very faint; I only spotted it when the sun was on the windscreen.
Another new discovery is that the reversing lights don’t work. On searching online for possible causes, it seems that,while the lights appear to be there, they may never have been wired (apparently, they didn’t always come as standard).
It’s nice to have a new interest.