It is with a lot of soul searching I have come to the bold decision to sell this beautiful van. I have owned it for 24 years and lovingly rebuilt it by hand, both mechanically and internally with only the odd garage visit when required. I have stacks of receipts with no expense spared – only the best will do and I am extremely meticulous. It is a rare example of its age (48 years old) and is a real head turner! Fitted with a 2L engine, it is a great runner and can handle hills with ease.
I originally used the van on a day to day basis, then he sat around sadly for 5 years unused. Approximately 8 years ago I decided it was time for a complete makeover so he was off the road and it’s only the last couple of years since fully restored that we have taken him out for a few trips in the uk. Since the full restoration he has only covered around 2000 miles with now an original mileage of 82,745 since new! All trips went like a dream without any problems whatsoever. I have the history of receipts etc and old mots going back since purchased 24 years ago.
Whoever buys him will have nothing to do, he is kitted out and ready to roll. I’ve pretty much replaced everything but feel it’s now the time for a new home where he’ll be loved and enjoyed for many years to come. I am still tinkering with bits and pieces as I can’t stop but rest assured it will definitely have a new mot as it’s on my list.
Now the interesting bits:
No welding on any of the chassis, still absolutely solid
Fully undersealed and wax oiled
Original fully operational pop top
8 years ago underwent a bare metal restoration: -
New Front end
New front door arches
New front doors
New sliding door sill
Rear arches left and right
Window delux seals
New door rubbers all round
Fully stripped out inside and painted in VW Classic White above window roof etc
Re-sprayed Savannah Beige externally (I was a professional paint sprayer for over 25 yrs)
Fitted new internal furniture including rock n roll bed
More recent work includes:
Fitting independent adjustable rear suspension
6 ribbed reconditioned gearbox – one of the best
New Webber 32/36 dual choke Carburettor
New adjustable front beam
New arms and ball joints
New disks and pads
New rear drums/shoes
New hand break and heater cables
New electric fuel pump regulator
New electronic ignition
Reconditioned starter motor
New stainless steel exhaust
Leisure battery split charge
Invertor- fuse board - control panel
Refurbished wheels and new tyres
As you can see, the van has been lovingly restored and I have a stash of receipts of thousands of pounds to prove it! It is a fantastic drive and a real looker. To be brutally honest, he is a fantastic looking van but being a perfectionist myself, I have to point out although mechanically sound, there are a few very minor paint chips and dents from being parked up and a couple of tiny rust bubbles on the sliding door, rear boot lid and roof gutter - but the van is very solid.
No time wasters please, genuine buyers are invited to view but please note I am looking for very close to the asking price.
Based in Dorking Surrey.
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