Truly Stunning 1973 VW Westfalia Campervan For Sale
Be the first to buy and camp in this beautifully restored, reliable classic camper from 1973, and imported from Southern California in 2015 (is LHD), just passed its MOT. This camper has been restored to a very high spec that includes:
A full bare metal, professionally painted body in a deep VW cream known as Lotus White. New doors, rear corner and valance.
A brand new air cooled 2000cc engine supplied by the established Just Kampers was fitted at the end of 2016. (LESS THAN 1000 MILES ON IT)
An amazing Red 9 Design wishbone coilover suspension that cost £2500 alone to make steering light, tight & safe whilst making the suspension and brakes equally strong and safe – this mod is better than what VW put on their campers 45 years ago.
Brakes – discs,pads, master cylinder, servo and brake lines throughout as safety is paramount.
Fully re-wired with a loom to give you trouble free electrics and peace of mind.
Full stainless steel exhaust.
Brand new twin carburettors, distributor, etc end of 2016
Brand new engine tin wear end of 2016
Brand new Handles and locks throughout so one key opens all doors end of 2016
No expense has been spared in order to give this camper another 45 years of life - with top quality parts added to the thoroughly refurbished original VW parts of the camper so it has all the charm of the 70’s whilst being and looking immaculate. It drives really well, starts first time every time and with your hands on the polished wood and steel steering wheel it really puts a smile on your face.
The Body / exterior:
It has had a thorough, professional bare metal re-spray by award winning Sussex Kampers – both inside and out – giving you peace of mind that your investment looks great and is protected for many years to come. It has also been professionally wax oiled to offer further protection to your investment.
All external trim fitted professionally. Fitted with a CAT 1 Alarm/ Immobiliser
Best quality door and window rubbers / seals / felts / clips and chrome trim fitted to every door, window and handle on the van – supplied by the trusted Custom and Commercial.
New headlights and indicator lights front and rear fitted end of 2016
New windscreen fitted end of 2016
Polished Chrome handles all round
Original, polished chrome mirrors
New locks on both front doors, side door, rear door and engine door fitted end of 2016
New license plates and lighting/seals fitted end of 2016
New badging/VW script – in stainless steel fitted end of 2016
New stainless steel bolts for both cab and rear doors fitted end of 2016
Interior of front cab doors rust proofed using Dinitrol before being sound proofed using market leading ‘Noise killer’
Expensive new hubcaps in stainless steel – not thin, prone to rust ‘cheap’ chrome fitted end of 2016
New Westfalia script logo’s as per the original fitted end of 2016
All fitted in 2016;
New wipers / wiper spindles / washer jets
New airtake grill painted to match / new grill mesh behind it
New sound system and speakers
Quality chrome headlight surrounds
New cab step rubbers
Bespoke made roof bars to replace missing ones
New rubbers for petrol cap door
New rubbers for Westy roof rack
New battery tray and battery
New leisure battery and relevant electrics for hook up at campsites
This camper has all the original, high grade-thick-anti rust german steel VW used when it was made – not the thin steel of some after market parts or brazillian thin metal used on their modern version of the Bay Window camper.
All exterior handles are the original VW chrome – so long lasting and typical VW quality. One one key opens all the doors. All original VW glass in place bar the replaced windscreen windscreen only had a small chip in it and would not have been an mot failure but putting in an all new windscreen is one example of there being a clue to just how well restored this Campervan is!
Soundproofed throughout using high grade materials by market leader Noise Killer - which provides the added bonus of insulation too. Soundproofing has been applied to cab floor, cab doors, sliding door, rear door, wheel arches, under and behind rock n roll seat/bed and along all other inside walls.
A gorgeous interior – most of which is brand new and never been used – includes;
New when fitted at the end of 2016– in the Front cab area;
stunning polished wooden and polished steel steering wheel and boss
mirror & visors
Upholstered front seats – including brand new horsehair seat pads by USA firm VW Wolfsburg – known for their quality, to keep the Westy original / stock and comfortable with silver/chrome seat belts fitted throughout.
Cab mats / under seat mats
Polished steel hand brake handle
Quality TMI door panels and kick panels
Door handles & window winders
Glove box lock and lid
Heating levers, heater cables
New when fitted at the end of 2016 – Rear of camper;
Quality flooring throughout provided by Madmats
Upholstered buddy seat finished in original gold
Upholstered Rock n roll seat/double bed and back cushion
Refurbed sink / fridge / spice rack and table and new trim and handles
Refurbished fold away main table and new trim
Refurbished overhead locker and all new trim
Refurbished large Westy wardrobe (includes all new trim, handles)
All wood work/cabinetry has been sanded, re-varnished &/or re-laminated to give the interior another 45 years of life
Double roof bed and covers fitted in the roof (these campers had just the old – less useful hammock – I have replaced this with a new double bed so that the camper sleeps 5 now.
Front cab cot from NLA VW
High quality pop top roof canvas – you can buy cheap versions for £200 – the one on this van is supplied by Wolfburg west in USA and costs double that – but is so well made and is made to last.
Seals fitted to polished aluminium westy louvre windows and new handles / new inner seals to smarten up the look inside – makes them look less industrial
Jail bars on rear window
Interior cab light and refurbished original light for the rear
Interior panels fitted with new rubber bungs and clips
Pop top seals
Pop top grippers
All of the wooden furniture had new edging trim and door trim – really hard to find the correct profiles but Just Kampers supplied their great quality trim specifically made for Westfalia campers)
All interior panels was fitted into new / quality rubber bungs with new clips throughout.
Curtains throughout – but exact copies of the original Westy curtains to add retro charm.
To recap new mechanics fitted at the end of 2016 include;
A 2 litre air cooled engine
CAT 1 Alarm / Immobiliser.
Red 9 Design steering, suspension etc costing over £2.5k alone.
New brakes / brake shoes / discs / callipers and pads throughout,
twin carburettors, fuel pump, fuel regulator.
Flexible brake lines throughout with copper pipe set for safety-longevity.
Brake master cylinder and rear wheel cylinders
Hand brake cable
Gear shift linkage
Front and rear wheel bearings
Stainless steel exhaust
This gorgeous camper is the chance to have fun, build more great memories and relish adventure every weekend and holiday – and they aren’t making them anymore – so the looked after ones are continually growing in value – it’s a no brainer – go on, treat yourself and family to a lifetime of brilliant experiences and memories.
Have stack of receipts & plenty of photos of the build process to give you peace of mind that you are buying a camper built with professionalism, care and investment
I brought my VW camper with me from South Africa. This vehicle is completely rust free never been welded and original .Most of the paint work is original apart from touch ups. 1800 engine changed a while ago , regularly and lovingly serviced in excellent condition. RHD Mot. UK registered and Insured. .....