1966 Splitscreen Campervan 13 Window Deluxe For SaleVW Splitscreen 13 window deluxe microbus.
Left hand drive (LHD) walkthrough configuration.
1966 model built in Germany for USA market on 26th Nov 1965 and shipped to St Louis USA.
Imported into UK in June 2010 from Dallas Texas, where it was kept in a warehouse until I purchased it in March 2014 with the intention of restoring it for my daughter’s wedding.
The professional restoration was completed in August 2017 to the very highest structural, mechanical and aesthetic standard.
Fully UK registered (2014) with current MOT (August 2017 - no advisories) and road tax exempt.
Restoration included new cab floor, new Wolfsburg West cargo floor and Autocraft sills. Front clip, dog legs (front arches) and all chassis members are original and in solid condition.
There is no hidden rust on this bus and all parts, including all doors, are completely solid.
A full professional bare metal respray (inside, outside and underneath) was carried out in 2014 (video available). Colour scheme is original Lotus White (L282) top and bottom, which is nicely highlighted with original deluxe beltline and bumper trim.
A new high quality limo style interior and Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers headlining has recently been installed and there is a hidden luggage compartment to keep tools out of sight.
The original rear bench seat (unrestored) in Aero Balaeric trim can be supplied for those who are looking for originality.
All glass is new and includes 6 pop outs, opening “safari style” front windows and original jail bar trim to protect rear windows.
All rubber seals are high quality and new.
The original 1500cc single port engine, having only covered 60363 miles, has been lightly refurbished with new bearing and piston rings by John Gurney and is completely reliable. The only upgrade is electronic ignition so that it starts first time every time no matter what the weather. It is even still running its original heat exchangers and the heating is excellent.
Gearbox and reduction hubs were refurbished by Bears Motorsport and is the best I’ve known.
The braking system has been completely renewed with upgraded dual system master cylinder.
Wiring loom has been converted to UK specification by a specialist classic VW auto electrician and is powered by a 12v dynamo system.
Original steering box refurbished by Schofield’s Classic VW.
All fuel systems and lines have been refurbished and/ or renewed for maximum reliability and safety and there is a full automated fire suppression installed in the engine bay for peace of mind.
There are 4 new tyres and a spare.
The original Eberspacher petrol night heater system was removed but can be supplied.
Comes with tools and original jack.
I am a VW Splitscreen enthusiast and having owned three previous buses, including a samba, I can honestly say this bus is by far the best in every aspect.