1970 Westfalia Essen Special Build - Goodwood Cartier For Sale
This one-off Westfalia Essen trailer, built with dropping tailgate, is in excellent condition and has just been displayed as part of the Cartier Style et Luxe concours at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Unfortunately I don't have the space to keep it and it has to find another home. It is a 1970s trailer and would make an ideal companion to a concours VW split-screen, Bay Window or T25 van. It is not a 'brand new' restoration, but one that retains its age and makes the most of the wonderful patina of the wood.
The trailer retains its original wood, side decals and chassis plates. The chassis was taken back to bare metal and repainted in gunmetal before being given a protective gloss coat. The tie-down buttons were removed, repainted and re-riveted and all fixings replaced with new stainless items. The front bar and mudguards were painted in the correct Silver White and new end-caps fitted. The wheels were painted, new tyres and inner tubes fitted and repacked with grease. The electrics were refurbished and work perfectly (7-pin plug). The latches and tow hook were cleaned and lacquered to maintain their patina. The trailer comes with a custom-made waxed-cotton cover.
There are two imperfections: I caught one of the wheel guards which I will touch up, and the wood facing the towhook is showing its age a little. This is reinforced from the inside so it does not affect its structural rigidity, and I made the choice to maintain it as original (and keep all panels looking the same colour) rather than replace, but it would be a simple job to replace if you like.
A copy of the Cartier Style et Luxe board and photos from the day will accompany the sale. Inspection is encouraged and I'm happy to send other photos; trailer is near Chichester, West Sussex but I may be able to help with transporting it further afield.
I also have a VW Type 2 Early Bay tow bar for sale separately if required.
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