Note: Replaced by the Meridien in 2006
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With more elegance than ever for 1990. A complete new distinctive body style in soft white with subtle fallow shading, the most sumptuous interior furnishings, much more luxurious equipment fitted as standard, spacious layouts to suit every taste – it all means Colchester is constantly first choice of the caravan connoisseur.
You can’t find value in a finer form.
Colchester 1500/2R & 4C & 5ES
Colchester 1850/5 (Tandem-axle)
More luxury – there’s a choice of sumptuous soft furnishings with matching scatter cushions. More quality fitments that include new style taps and grill box. More clever ideas, such as a tuck-away TV table and courtesy light in the gas bottle compartment. And more safety and protection with a spare wheel and tyre as standard.
Colchester 1500/2SB & 2EB - Change
Colchester 1500/4 & 5 - Change
Colchester 1850 (Tandem-axle)
The startling sleek exterior of the all new Fleetwood Colchester is a perfect introduction to the exciting new luxury interior. Style, comfort and careful colour coordination of furniture and upholstery emphasise the atmosphere of sheer quality and elegance. Extra refinements of window blinds, flyscreens, larger fridge, water level sensor and fitted TV aerial all contribute to that feeling of well being. Enjoy the better things in life, in a Colchester, in Fleetwood Country.
Same models produces as in 1991
Colchester – first choice of the caravan connoisseur. A sleek elegant exterior complements spacious layouts fitted with rich sumptuous furnishings. The sheer luxury and clean uncluttered lines of the Colchester lets everyone know you’ve arrived … in style.
Fleetwood continued with the same range with the addition of the Colchester 1650-4 – New.
The refined Colchester combines the best in caravan design and the very latest in innovative ideas. Outstanding build quality, sumptuous interiors, luxury furnishings, careful colour coordination and such comfort… no wonder Colchester is always chosen by caravan connoisseurs.
The only change to the range is that the Colchester 1500-4 & 5 are replaced with the Colchester 1500-4EK – New.
Subtle key differences place the ’95 Colchester in a class well apart from would–be-rivals.
Two additions this year, a Colchester 1650-5 – New, and an end-bathroom twin-axle -Colchester 1850-EB – New.
The ultimate in style and sheer luxury for that lazy, leisurely lifestyle you dream about. So sleek. So smooth. So quietly refined. The latest Colchester combines the best in caravan design with the very latest in innovative ideas. Outstanding build quality, sumptuous interiors, lush furnishings and luxury fittings – they’re all there in the Colchester. The caravan for connoisseurs of the good life.
Fleetwood dropped the Colchester 1500-4-EK from the range this year but continued with all the others from 1995.
For so long, Colchester has represented the very best of quality caravanning. One of the truly great names in the history of the modern touring caravan, Colchester has attained an identity which is synonymous with restrained luxury at a competitive price.
Fleetwood, for 1997, raise the stakes by pitching the Colchester deliberately at the very competition which today represents the ambition of those buyers who are looking for unequalled excellence – “The choice of connoisseurs.”
Fleetwood dropped the Colchester 1300-2, 1500-2SB, 1650-4 and introduced three new layouts for two berth and family usage - the Colchester 1500-2L and Colchester 1650-EB and 1650-EK - New.
The quiet understated style of a very special touring home…….the sleek white body highlighted by the rich tones of burgundy trim…….the new crest suggesting strength and quality…….the very highest level of specification and equipment. The sumptuous soft furnishings, the deep pile carpet, the ticking of the clock in this haven from the outside world when your travelling for the day is done – you are now in the new Fleetwood Colchester. Can there be any other choice for the connoisseur of all things?
There were quite a few changes this year - Fleetwood dropped the smallest model the Colchester 1150-2 and bring back the Colchester 1300-2 - Return. They dropped the Colchester 1500-2L they introduced in 1997 and the Colchester 1650-5 & 1850-EB, and they brought back the 4 berth Colchester 1650-4 - Return.
A weekend in the country …….a round of golf …….walking on a deserted shore …….fishing at your favourite lake …….supper with friends …….relax …….your Colchester can take you there.
Colchester 500-EK & EB
Colchester 590-5 (Twin-axle)
Your Colchester welcomes you time after time, after time …
Colchester 500-EK & EB
No twin-axle this year
This is the Fleetwood all-season range – with a peerless blend of quality and user comforts and a 20 year reputation for craftsman built luxury. The choice of layouts includes both two berth and family designs, and the range stretches from a compact 12’6” two berth through two end-washroom models redesigned for 2001, right up to the space and sheer luxury of the new 500ES and 560, which both feature dedicated end bedrooms. In the 500 you can even choose between a permanent or two domestic sized single beds.
Colchester 500-ES - New
Colchester 560-4 - New
From a compact two berth to the space and design flair of the 560-4 model, the Colchester offers exceptional quality with a spacious forward lounge, fully equipped kitchen and generous storage space. Designed for all-season touring, the new interior wall tones and co-ordinated rich shades of the sumptuous furnishings ensure you a warm welcome whatever the weather.
Colchester 420-2 - New
With two new layouts this year, blending quality and comfort within a modern environment makes the Colchester range an easy option for everyone – from couples to large families.
By introducing a dramatic and very stylish new shape for 2003 the Colchester continues to lead the ‘pack’ with innovative ideas combined with the expected high quality, both inside and out. Currently with a choice of 7 layouts, plus the 560-4 being introduced later this year, the options are unlimited within this range. The drop down double bed facility is re-introduced within the 520-ES proving that we really do listen to our customer!
With six layouts including the very popular 560-4EK which was launched last year and the 560-4 with its drop-down bed facility, the options are unlimited, meeting every requirement with style and panache.
Looking for a two berth? Then either the 420-2 with an end kitchen or the 470-2EB offering an end washroom is the choice for you. Both have spacious and comfortable lounge areas easily adapted into twins or a double bed with additional storage area.
The 520-4ES offers an added bonus of having a full, front end lounge along with a drop down bed over the “L” shaped seating at the rear, thereby giving you two separate living/sleeping areas, a much needed solution when travelling with the family
The same models as 2003 with the exception of the Colchester 520+5L
Completely re-modernised this year both inside and out and with new, stylish front and rear elevations to complete the picture
Some changes to the layouts mean that this year we offer six models which include the re-launched 380-2 a comfortable, compact 2 berth with end kitchen, two further two-berth models, the 420-2 with a very large end kitchen area and the 470-2EB offering an end washroom. Both have spacious and comfortable lounge area easily adapted into twins or a double bed with additional storage area underneath.
Four berth layouts include the 520-4EB with a fully fitted end bathroom including separate shower cubicle, vanity unit, large wardrobe and storage cupboards, the 520-4ES offering an added bonus of a front end lounge together with a further full sized double bed and en-suite wash/shower room and the ever popular 560-4EK with a fully fitted end kitchen, centre dinette and “L” shaped lounge and a separate shower area.
Here are some pictures that owners have shared with us or ones we've picked up off the web