20th Sep, 2023 12:00

30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
Lot 465
 

1976 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper Van

Sold for £12,375

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: ULN 337R
Chassis No: 2162140089
MOT: Exempt

  • Built as a camper in 2021 by VanWurks Ltd for some £10,712
  • Subject to a bodywork restoration and repaint in current ownership
  • Offered with a collection of invoices and current V5C document
  • First registered in the UK in February of 1984
  • Powered by a 1600cc twin-port engine

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).

First registered in the UK in February of 1984 having been imported into the UK previously, this 1976 ‘Bay’ offers the retro VW camper experience with benefits of a VanWurks Ltd. A ‘tin-top’ steel roof commercial version of the Type 2 was used for the conversion to a camper. VanWurks Ltd built the ‘Bay’ as a camper in 2021 for some £10,712. The specification from VanWurks Ltd included preparation work, a fridge, upholstery and trimming, seat rebuilds, front bench seat, ‘buddy seat’ and cushions, door panels in two tone Blue and Cream, an interior bulkhead panel, a Blaupunkt stereo and a wireless phone charger. The wheels are Empi-style 5 spoke wheels in complementing White.

The Blue and Cream colour scheme extended to the Tartan-style seat fabric with a subtle Blue and Cream vinyl, tastefully ensuring the cabin is fresh and airy. Just prior to the conversion, the c.£8,000 restoration of the ‘Bay’, by Hill Top Classics, included body repair and rust preventative measures, some new panels, seals and paintwork.

Ensuring the ‘Bay’ would be more suitable to drive in modern traffic, The Engine Shop of Erith, Kent had previously provided services to overhaul and upgrade the existing AS code 1600cc Type 2 twin port engine in July of 2011 and at a cost of c.£1800. They fitted 1641cc barrels and 87mm pistons as part of the specification. Indeed, there is an extensive collection of invoices documenting mechanical work over the years, that also includes a refresh of steering components. There are invoices dating back to 1995. It is offered with a V5C, a collection of invoices and some old MOT paperwork.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:

               

Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

Established in 1993, H&H has sold some of the world's most significant motorcars and motorcycles over the past 30 years. Now owned by its employees and trusted by over 75,000 clients worldwide, we are the longest established auction house of our kind in Europe.

 

Buyers, bidders and attendees will enjoy a special day in the prestigious Imperial War Museum with some fantastic treats including.
Drinks Reception   |   Music   |   Guest Speakers

With each successful bidder receiving a specially selected hamper.

Watch the website for more details.

 

To take part in the bidding action please click 'Register to Bid | Sign In' at the top of the page

 AUCTION VENUE  GET A VALUATION

Viewing

Tuesday 19th September 2023 from 1pm to 8pm
Wednesday 20th September 2023 from 9am

VIEW CATALOGUE

View all lots in this sale

Do you have an item to sell?

If so, contact one of our friendly specialists for your free valuation by completing the form below and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.

If you prefer to speak to humans, don't hesitate to call our office on +44 (0)1925 210035

Contact Us Today!

 

Images

Drag and drop .jpg images here to upload, or click here to select images.


Goon, Goon, Gone: Unique Peter Sellers 1960 Bentley heads to auction
Eclectic 150-plus classic car auction helps round out H&H’s milestone 30th year celebrations
One of the UK’s best driving Aston Martin DB5s heads to auction
Mid-century sports car icons race to Buxton auction
Former front cover ‘star’ heads to auction
Classic British motorcycles shine as 230 lots head to the National Motorcycle Museum auction
Racing legend Patsy Burt's Jaguar XK120 speeds to Buxton auction
22-strong single owner classic motorcycle collection heads to auction
Norton's racing heritage set to ignite the auction stage
Rare Frazer-Nash BMW with rich racing history to be auctioned
“The Rolls-Royce” of the motorcycle world, heads to      auction
Martini inspired Porsche 911 ‘RSR’ Tribute to head under the hammer
Rare ‘Car on Two Wheels’ heads to auction for the first time in 30 years
More than 100 classics sold in H&H’s 30th anniversary sale
Stunning classics worth more than £9 million offered in 30th anniversary auction
Rare Aston Martin DB1 heads to anniversary auction from long-term ownership
Rare Bentleys to star in 30th celebration auction
H&H Classics 30th Anniversary Auction
H&H unveils details of its 30th anniversary celebrations
Classic car owners handed ULEZ lifeline
H&H Classics auction Hurricane X-75 Prototype to National Motorcycle Museum
Vintage and modern classics lead the way at latest H&H sale
H&H offers exceptional range of vehicles spanning 11 individual decades
Pavilion Gardens. Wednesday 26th July 2023
A whimsical blast from the past: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang recreation heads to auction
From Italy with love: auction showcasing the essence of Italian design and sprezzatura
250 Motorcycles & Vintage Scooters Set To Go Under The Hammer!
March of the Mods: Lambretta owned by Paul Weller heads to auction
Lawbreakers to law enforcers: historic scooters with infamous connections up for sale
Jaguar SS100 among £2¼  million worth of classics sold at the Imperial War Museum
British classics to shine at H&H Classics’ sale
Historic Guinness Collection heads to auction
Browse The Catalogue Now! 135 Classic & Performance Cars To Go Under The Hammer.
Robbie Savage’s Ferrari F430 to be sold at H&H Classics
RAC Rally winning ‘Jaguar’ to be sold at auction
Former MP’s Bentley and Facel Vega ‘garage find’ among £1.3m worth of classics hammered away by H&H
Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Auction Preview Video
Genuine ‘matching numbers’ 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback among 89 strong classic car auction
Rare Facel Vega ‘garage find’ heads to auction
Indian 4 and Lambretta DL200
Golden opportunity to acquire famous limited edition Italjet scooter
H&H Classics commences landmark year with sale of 121 cars
‘Brand new’ Porsche 911 heading to auction after 21 years
Brooklands race winning Bentley to go under the hammer
Actor, Sir Michael Caine’s first car, heads to auction. £100,000 - £150,000
A Very Rare Survivor. A 1936 Indian Four. £50,000 - £60,000
A Car that will Unite Romantics and Cynics Alike. A 1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Limousine
If you Fancy a Crack at the London to Cape Town Record - How About this 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'?