19th Jun, 2024 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Lot 36

1974 Volkswagen T2 Devon Camper
Just 150 miles since full restoration

Estimated at £28,000 - £32,000

Lot details

Registration No: GAM 566N
Chassis No:

  • Restoration completed in 2022 and only 150 miles since
  • Devon conversion camper with 'pop-top' roof
  • 240v mains pick-up fitted, inline charger and 13 amp sockets

Introduced in 1968, the T2 generation of Volkswagen’s iconic, forward-control Type 2 which has proven versatile enough to serve as a panel van, minibus, camper van and even fire engine was immediately recognisable due to its adoption of a large single-piece windscreen. Nicknamed the ‘Bay Window’, the newcomer incorporated a revised half-shaft driveline to the rear which not only facilitated an increase in ride height but also improved handling. The T2’s lengthened wheelbase was welcomed by motor caravan builders if only because the increased interior space it yielded made conversion and customisation easier. Facelifted in 1972 for the following model year, the Volkswagen gained more visible / higher set indicators and stronger square-profile bumpers that enabled the so-called T2b to meet contemporary US passenger car safety standards (tests from which vans were technically exempt).

This UK-supplied Type 2 Devon Camper with Pop Top was subject to a comprehensive restoration completed in 2022. Just 150 miles have been covered since. A walk-through conversion finished in a pastel shade of Yellow with a White top, the envious specification includes: electric power steering, a retrimmed interior in Yellow with White piping, two new doors, new door cards, custom covered dash panel in yellow and white leather with baseball stitching, passenger seat armrest, new custom carpets, bamboo under-dash storage bins, Rock and Roll bed with two further bunk beds, pedestal detachable island table, swivelling double gas burner cooker, sink unit, various storage cupboards, rear-facing buddy seat with under cushion storage, Caravelle 17 inch wood rim steering wheel, billet aluminium gear knob and handbrake handle, Yellow seat belts matching interior, new chrome wing mirrors and headlamp surrounds, aluminium side step, period radio, two spare wheels, 240v mains pick up (hook up) with 13 amp sockets, inline charger that can charge up the leisure battery, stainless steel 'baby Moon' hubcaps and a breathable luxury cover in Green. With the warm summer months on the horizon this iconic and impressively specified Type 2 camper is now ready for new adventures!

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 19th Jun, 2024

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