Lot 86 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 26th July 2017)
Registration No: OLW511P
Chassis No: 1852086479
Mot Expiry: May 2018
- Treated to a ground-up restoration over a period of eighteen months
- Five spoke chrome wheels shod with General Grabber all-terrain tyres
- History file including old MoT's, invoices and CD's of photographs taken during the restoration
A rare survivor, this Volkswagen 182 Trekker was treated to a ground-up restoration over a period of eighteen months. As repair panels were not available the originals were repaired or new ones made from scratch. The car was then sprayed with Galvafroid zinc-rich, anti-corrosion coating and a layer of underseal applied to the underside. During the restoration, a custom-made roll-cage was installed, the ride-height raised by 2" and five spoke chrome wheels shod with General Grabber all-terrain tyres fitted. Finished in sand with camouflage cloth interior, other military items were incorporated into the restoration including a water bottle on the bulkhead and shovel under the bonnet. Mechanically, the 182 has been fully overhauled and according to a magazine article, the engine capacity increased from 1600cc to 1641cc. The exhaust system gives a note resonant of a V8! Offered with full weather hood and side windows, V5C registration document, MoT certificate valid until May 2018, and history file including old MoT test certificates, invoices, a copy article about the car and restorer and CD's of photographs taken during the restoration. Off-road fun is guaranteed.