1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper Van For Sale by Auction
H&H Classics Limited - Imperial War Museum, Duxford Auction
Viewing Day: Tuesday 18th June 2019
Auction Day: Wednesday 19th June 2019 @ 13:00.
Estimate: £36,000 - £40,000
- Assembled in Brazil in 1967 using parts shipped from Germany
- Imported to the UK in 2013/14
- Subsequently restored by the vendor over 5 years with assistance from VW specialists
This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the first production of Volkswagen's ubiquitous Type 2, a design credited to Dutch importer Ben Pon. His concept, penned in 1947, was to place the driver over the front axle and the engine over the rear, allowing for maximum load capacity and manoeuvrability. The result was a vehicle that survived with numerous modifications until 2013.
For many, the quintessential VW Type 2 is the earliest model, whose twin front windscreens gave it the nickname 'splitscreen' or 'splittie'. Built in Germany until 1967 and then under license in Brazil, the Type 2 came with a variety of body styles including commercials, a Kombi with removable rear seats, and the enduring camper.
This left-hand drive VW Type 2 was constructed in Brazil in 1967 from parts reportedly shipped from Germany in 1965. It was imported to the UK in 2013/14 after which the vendor commissioned a comprehensive restoration. It now presents very well as a 15-window bus with a tasteful full interior camper conversion including oak bench tops, electric sink, dual gas cooker and a double 'rock & roll' bed. A Kenwood sound system and Wolfsburg West seat belts top off the restoration.
Significant mechanical refinements were also made, with bills showing a full refurbishment of the 1600cc unit by renowned engine builder Harry Harpic with MoFoCo cylinder heads, genuine horsehair filters and Solex carburettors. The four-speed gearbox was rebuilt by Pete Englezos from Cogbox, then installed with an EMPI short shifter gear stick.
The vehicle, offered with V5 and extensive history file, is now described by the vendor as in 'excellent' condition throughout. A unique bus, it combines the enduring appeal of the 'Splitscreen' with many sympathetic modern interior and mechanical elements that will undoubtedly make it a wonderful place to camp or enjoy as a family classic.
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