Matt and Amanda from The Van Project travel full-time in a self-renovated 1964 Clark Cortez RV. This classic motorhome had been built from 1963 to 1979 by the Clark Forklift Company, with only 3,211 units ever sold and about 1,800 still around today.
The couple, tired of paying the high rent in Silicon Valley, found this rare vehicle from a Cortez group online and fell in love with its classic looks. It was also still in good, running condition and reasonably priced at only $7,500.
They bought the classic RV right away and gave it a complete interior makeover. The RV was furnished with a large queen-size bed, a small toilet, and an on-demand hot water heater.
In the kitchen, they added a two-basin sink, fridge, and two-burner propane stove. The cutting board can easily fit over the sink in case they need more counter space for cooking.
The steering wheel and dash still have the same vintage look. The driver seat swivels around and the front passenger seat folds down into a bed. They added lots of overhead compartments and drawers throughout for storage and even a small bookshelf.
The exterior got some upgrades as well. They installed a hitch receiver on the front to hold their bikes, and converted the propane storage into a solar battery compartment to house their 12-volt deep-cycle batteries and repair tools.
Matt and Amanda give a full tour in this video produced by Dylan Magaster.