2012 VW Caddy 4 Motion 4x4 Overland Camper Van 1 owner For Sale
2.0 TDI 16v 6 Speed Manual in Candy White with only 52,000 miles and one owner from new with Full Service History and no VAT to pay.
I bought this as a van and have spent much time and money turning it into my dream overland camper. I wanted it to be usable as a daily driver but it also has to be able to head off to far away places at the weekend, the rare and tough Haldex 4x4 system giving me more options as to where to go and helping me out of any sticky situations that might arise.
It is very rare with only just over 200 of these vans in the U.K. and the specification includes Remote central locking with alarm, Front fog lights, Comprehensive trip computer, ABS and ESC stability and traction control, Power windows and mirrors, Daytime running lights, Intermittent wipers, Twin sliding side doors and sporty front seats. Since I bought it I have added a set of gunmetal grey and fully refurbished genuine VW 15” 6 Spoke Alloy wheels which have been fitted with brand new General GA Grabber tyres which include white lettering. Outside there are also custom wheel arch extensions and bespoke custom decals to both sides and the rear to support the off road 4x4 4Motion look as well as high quality black anodised roof rails.
There are also extensive upgrades to the exterior lighting to make driving at night safer especially in remote areas. I have fitted a high quality LED dipped and main beam headlight kit to provide great visibility and a more modern, higher specification style which is complimented by an upgraded set of daytime running lights, again powered by high quality LED’s. At the rear new genuine VW (not copies) latest model dark tint rear lights that are fully LED and suit the black tones of the body really well. To provide the finishing touch there are new high quality metal front and rear number plates.
I have fitted a high quality premium sound system including a new double din VW style head unit including USB / iPod and Aux connections as well as full Apple CarPlay and google maps navigation function through your device. It sounds fantastic, helped by the extensive sound deadening and insulation measures that are included with the camper van conversion. The conversion has been professional installed by Freedom Conversions who have extensive experience converting Caddy’s to this specification. It’s referred to as the stealth conversion as there is little to no external evidence that it is in fact a camper and not a panel van.
Both sliding side doors have been modified to incorporate privacy glass panels and integrated shades are also included. Core to the conversion is the high quality rock-and-roll double bed / twin rear seat that is finished in tough and durable yet comfortable black leather type material that is equally comfortable to sit or sleep on. The large high quality LG LED television is supported by a powerful satellite system and folds down when it use and provides excellent picture quality. The interior is beautifully insulated and carpeted and includes multiple 3 pin and USB sockets, LED downlighting, a leisure battery and a full ambient / mood lighting pack that can be changed to be a multitude of colours. Extensive storage is also included and the whole conversion has been exceptionally well thought out and executed and works really well.
The bodywork is in great condition and there is no corrosion anywhere. When I bought it I immediately got it onto a ramp to check its condition and was delighted to find zero corrosion or damage underneath, it had clearly been looked after and has never been off-road. At the same time I also had it fully serviced using Bosch filters and the correct Shell Helix fully synthetic oil and all key mechanical aspects checked. The cambelt is not due for replacement for a long time yet and there are no mechanical or other jobs that need doing, its runs great. It has done an exceptionally low and fully verified 52,000 miles from new so as expected there minimal wear on things like the seats, 4Motion branded gear knob or steering wheel. The engine is also very common as it is shared with the Audi A3, VW Golf, VW Passat, Skoda Octavia, Seat Leon, Audi A4 etc so spare parts are easy and cheap to get hold of.
As mentioned before it comes with Full Service History from new and a full 12 Months MOT. The cambelt has recently been renewed and there were no advisories for it's last MOT. Everything works as it should we no noises, smoke, smells etc and it drives beautifully with no slack or wear anywhere. Being the top of the range 16v engine option from new it pulls strongly and is very refined, helped by the extra sound deadening and an insulated Touran engine cover that helps reduce engine noise even further. The gearbox and clutch are also slick and easy to use and the overall suspension, bushes, tyres and brakes are also in great shape. It drives just like a MK7 Golf in fact and enjoys long motorway cruises in complete comfort supported by the excellent audio system. Because it is still fairly light it also handles remarkably well, being good fun to hustle down country roads when the mood takes you - try doing that in a high-sided van conversion!
It is fully HPI clear, averages an easy 50mpg of standard diesel and is much easier to drive day-to-day and park than the bigger, heavier, thirstier and slower T4, T5 or T6 Transporter based Camper vans. It also comes with the two original remote flip keys and a collection of bills and receipts for the work done.
I have loved building and using this camper, it has turned out better than I’d dared hope and it’s usable in a large variety of environments, also being helped by its raised ride height meaning better ground clearance. Being lower than more traditional van-based campers means it can also go on ferry’s / Euro Tunnel as a standard car and not a commercial vehicle and it also fits in low-rise car parks where head room can be an issue. Simply put you can take it anywhere a normal car can go for no additional cost.
Viewing is available in South Manchester and feel free to ask any questions. Thanks for looking.
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