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Much Loved 1972 Air-Cooled Volkswagen Type 2 Bay For Sale

We have owned and loved 'The Little Bird' for over 16 years and we have enjoyed many trips with her. It's unfortunately now time to part ways as we have purchased a T5 and she is just not getting much of a look in when she should be loved and enjoyed a lot more. We have done lots of work on her over the years and she comes with many parts and extras. She has been a big part of the family and we would love her to go and be adored now by someone. Please contact us about coming to look at her, we are more than happy to accommodate visits. We are based in Kings Norton in Birmingham. The technical bits: 1641cc twin port engine, 044 heads, Weber progressive carburettor, Butty Bits accelerator linkage fitted with a brand new clutch, pressure plate and release bearing all fitted in 2017. The engine has hardly done any miles but has been serviced year;y regardless since being built. In 2016 we did an underbody restoration including main chassis rails, floor supports/outriggers, inner, middle and outer sills. At the same time, she was lowered on a Just Kampers adjustable front beam and splines at the rear. This was all fitted with cleaned and painted parts and new bearings all round. New brakes front and rear, slave cylinders, master cylinder, brake lines and hoses. Front calipers were refurbished units in 2012. She has a Split Charge Relay and Leisure battery that operates interior lights and power outlets. Interior consists of a full width rock and roll bed. The bad bits: Non original cab seats that are badly worn under covers. Now faded paintwork and some rust on multiple panels including the edge of the front panel, sliding door and rear right corner. Pop top gas struts have failed and roof is currently used with braces. Roof canvas is slightly stained from over 40 years of use. Gearbox mounts may need replacing, can occasionally shudder a little on pulling off, hence the new clutch last year trying to isolate the issue. Most of the body rust along with mountains of bodged filler repairs was cut out and repaired in 2012 and replaced with all correct steel panels where possible. This included front valance, front wheel arches, sills (subsequently all cut out for chassis repairs) and rear offside corner and battery tray. The additional bits: Comes with Just Kampers breathable cover. Bike rack sourced from Blue Bird Customs. Blue Bird 3 hoop drive away awning with bedroom inner tent. Tow bar kit included but not currently fitted and multiple service spares included. Now MOT and tax exempt :) As you can see, we have put a lot of work and money into the van over the years and have had minimal issues with it. The bodywork does not look as shiney as some but a lot of this is cosmetic and this would be a wonderful vehicle which we would love to go to someone who has the time to make her great again.

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