26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

Lot 128

2001 Volkswagen Transporter (T4) TDI LWB Camper Van

Sold for £9,225

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: YD51 SOH
Chassis No: WV2ZZZ70Z2H033989
MOT: February 2024

  • Only 73,000 miles from new
  • Current ownership since 2018 with just two former keepers
  • Supplied new by the VW West Yorkshire Van Centre as a specially ordered factory window van designed for camping purposes
  • Fitted with a tow bar and is thus ideal for camping at motoring and classic car events!

Introduced in 1990 to replace the T3, the T4 was the first Volkswagen van to feature a front-mounted, water-cooled engine. Prompted by the success of similar moves with their passenger cars, Volkswagen had toyed with the idea of replacing their air-cooled, rear-engined T2 vans with a front-engined, water-cooled design as early as the 1970s. While the reasoning behind deciding to introduce the T3 as a rear-engined model is unclear, it was the T4 that pioneered Volkswagen’s front-engined vans. After a run of nearly 14 years, the T4 ceased production in 2003, making it second only to the T1 for the length of production in its home market.

Manufactured new in 2001, ‘YD51 SOH’ was supplied by the West Yorkshire VW Van Centre in Halifax to its first keeper on the 1st of September 2001. Ordered new as a long wheelbase factory window van for conversion to camper van specification by Euro Motor Campers, it was specified from the factory with an uprated battery, increased payload, steel spare wheel with original equipment tires, long wheelbase, high geared transmission ratio, and a 90A alternator. Finished in White, the T4 is fitted with the 2.5-litre TDI engine allied to the five-speed manual transmission. Reputedly then pressed into action touring and camping in Spain and Portugal, the first keeper subsequently exchanged it for a larger camper van, with the Transporter being acquired by the second (Transporter enthusiast) owner in 2003.

Well-kitted with an Isotherm fridge/freezer, drawer unit, mains hook-up, bed arrangements (allowing one double or two singles), insulated interior, pop-up-roof, and a heavy-duty tow bar. Covering a mere 73,000 miles from new (at the time of consignment), the Transporter entered its current (third) ownership in 2018 and has been used for camping trips and local festivals. Benefitting from some £1,800 worth of improvements while in the current ownership, the work completed includes replacement cam-belt, water pump, auxiliary belt, handbrake cable, and crankshaft main seal in 2018; new clutch, flywheel, and slave cylinder in 2019; front brake discs and pads in 2019; and two replacement tyres in 2020.

Accompanied by a history file that contains the original bookpack with handbooks and guides, and the service book (which displays eight servicing entries), a collection of invoices from current ownership, previous MOT certificates, a current MOT certificate until February 2024 with no advisories, and a current V5C document. Supplied with a new awning and accompanying accessories that have only been used once, a new toilet and toilet tent, and window insulators. This T4, with a camper van and tow bar, is prime for use and is ideal for towing classics/vehicles to events and providing overnight accommodation.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  



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Tuesday 25th July 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 9am

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