• Brazilian Import • Ready to use Camper section • Complete Restoration undertaken recently
This is one of Volkswagen’s most recognisable products, alongside the Beetle the Type 2 Bus in all of its guises has always managed to capture the hearts of families, automotive enthusiasts, and activists.
Produced between 1950-67 in Europe and between 1951-74 in Brazil the Type 2 has been through a lot of iterations culminating in the T1’s younger brother the T6 which is still popular with tradesmen, campers and big families to this day.
This Split Screen bus has come all the way over from Sao Paulo Brazil. When in Brazil it has gone through a re-build into the camper, we see today with the pop-up roof for more head room and this amazing white on red two-tone paint job.
It has been built by Bob Iser over in Brazil who has lots of experience working on and restoring buses like this. It has just come into the UK, so this is your chance to get a VW Split Screen that has never been on the UK market before. The seller has the NOVA certificate in hand.
There is some paperwork that comes with this car to detail some works that have been done to achieve this look, and the NOVA certificate but on the day of the photoshoot it was not present.
This Type 2 has been set out to be a camper van. With this configuration you get a 3-seater bench in the front and a further three-seater bench in the rear which ultimately turns into your bed. This Bus has been through a recent re-fit of the interior and it now has very comfortable seats with no rips or tears in them. There is a door handle missing on the passenger side, but this should be easily fixed.
As part of the living compartment, you get a sink, cupboard space, fridge, a wood clad ceiling and most importantly a roof the pops open. When the roof is up it increases the space drastically meaning you are able to stand upright without having to stoop.
With this being a camper there is a leisure battery fitted in the engine compartment at the back to help power a few USB ports and other plugs, the current owner did mention that they would swap the American/Brazilian ports to English compatible ports.
The exterior, like the interior, is in great condition. The white on red two-tone paint job just paints the pictures of a classic camper van. When you think VW split screen bus you think of a paintjob like this. The panels are all straight and the underneath is really clean for a vehicle this old. The safari windows operate as they should and are a pleasure to open and enjoy the outside world as you go for a cruise.
You will also be able to see that the pop-up cover has also been fitted professionally and sit on the roof nicely to set off the whole Camper van vibe. There is also an external hook up point to allow you to power bigger appliances when out and about.
During the restoration period the engine was also given a bit of love to make sure that it matched the exterior in terms of presentation. It starts and drives how it should, the engine is not the most powerful unit you will find but that doesn’t matter when you’re out exploring in this camper. Within the engine compartment there are two batteries.
One to power all of the engine and a second battery to serve the internal 12v system to allow you to use the lights or charging ports when the engine is not running.
This VW Type 2 Camper Van is an adorable classic and this camper van iteration kick started a whole generation of camper vans that we know and love today. Without this little revolution many us today would not enjoy the holidays we do. With this one just having gone through its restoration period it is a great example to exploring in.
It may not be the fastest car you ever own but what it lacks in power it makes up for in bucket loads of character. Wherever you park up, whether a layby or campsite this little campervan will always garner some attention as it is so iconic.
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