Caravans International (or CI) was formed in 1963 by Sam Alper in 1963 from his own Alperson Sprite brand and the acquisition of Eccles and Bluebird Caravans. Bluebird built touring caravans as well as holiday homes, mobile homes and recently coachbuilt motor homes; the 1959 Bluebird Highwayman was its new coachbuilt motor home. CI Caravans were built 7 different countries, and in 1965 Fairholme Caravans was added to the group and other suppliers were bought in. CI Autohomes was launched in 1967 to make coachbuilt motorised homes at the Bluebird factory in Poole. However, at the end of the 1970s sales fell as foreign companies cut into CI exports and the mobile homes market declined, and CI were bought out by Swift in 1995.
Leyland Sherpa 1979 Highwayman - badge
Leyland Sherpa 1979 Highwayman - decal
Commer FC Series IIa 1963. Unknown coachwork
Commer PA 1961 Bluebird. Fitted from new with a 4-cylinder Humber Hawk engine and Bluebird coachwork
Leyland Sherpa 1979 Highwayman, with coachbuilt body by Caravans International (or CI)