Wed, 29th Mar 2017 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 18
Lot 18 - 1967 Volkswagen Kombi Riviera Camper Van

1967 Volkswagen Kombi Riviera Camper Van

Sold for £22,781

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: HCK101E
Chassis No: 237086732
Mot Expiry: March 2018

- Two previous owners, recent cosmetic improvements

- Imported to UK in 2003 and comprehensively restored by Wolfsburg VWs

- Featured in VolksWorld magazine in 2004, Teak interior

Volkswagen Type 2 camper vans are not common or garden fare, they are a lifestyle on wheels, beloved by generations of all manner of outdoor-oriented folk from hippies to surfers and those who simply enjoy, well, camping. They exude character in a way modern people carriers can only dream of and will continue to appreciate in value. All this and more was what led the previous owner to go searching for a Splitscreen example to enjoy. An advert by Wolfsburg VWs - Type 2 Specialists caught his eye back in 2003 and a call revealed they had imported 'HCK 101E' from San Diego and were in the process of comprehensively restoring it. It turned out to be a lefthand drive, rust-free, 1967 1500 van with Riviera camper conversion that had had just one American owner from new.

Wolfsburg left no stone unturned - all the mechanical components received attention, from engine to gearbox and steering to brakes etc. The body was treated to a bare metal respray in Pearl White and the interior was completely refurbished in oak-veneered board (in place of the original cheap veneered plywood) and Red upholstery. Westfalia-style roof racks were affixed to the top and an up-to-date sound system cunningly installed below the facia. The result was clearly stunning and suitably enthusiastically reported upon in the January 2004 issue of Volksworld magazine. Purchased from us by the vendor earlier this year, in his ownership this three owner 'Splittie' has been subject to cosmetic improvement. Fully intending to enjoy the vehicle following completion of these works, it is now only being reluctantly offered for sale due to medical reasons.

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