Sold for £12,938
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: CEL 203T
Chassis No: 2392099498
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 recognizable due to its adoption of a large single-piece windscreen. Popularly nicknamed the 'Bay Window', the newcomer incorporated a revised half-shaft driveline to the rear, not only facilitating an increase in ride height but also improving handling. The T2's lengthened wheelbase was welcomed by motor caravan builders because the increased interior space made conversion and customization 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, from which vans were technically exempt.
First registered on 01 March 1979, this particular Type 2 was manufactured in the popular color of Mexico Beige. Previously owned for 13 years and in current ownership since 2021, the van features a Devon Moonraker side-opening 'pop-top', upgraded seats, rock and roll bench/bed with seat belts, sink, dual gas hob, integrated 12v/240v fridge, sockets, two tables with a folding buddy seat, adjustable front beams, Sony stereo system with upgraded speakers, and more. Mechanically, an upgraded 1641cc engine fitted approximately 1000 miles ago is powered with twin Weber 40IDF carburetors. Servo-assisted brakes are present along with numerous further refinements.
'CEL 203T' was in previous ownership for 13 years. Between June 2013 and March 2014, the camper underwent extensive bodywork repairs before receiving a full respray in its original Mexico Beige. Just before being sold to the current owner, the upgraded 1641cc engine was installed to improve performance and make it more usable on today's modern roads. Purchased by the vendor in July 2021, the van was shortly thereafter sent to specialists Beetlelink for numerous works to ensure mechanical soundness. These works included replacement exhaust gaskets, a compression test, cleaning and refitting of spark plugs, timing check, a brake overhaul including pipes and pedal spring, V-belt renewal, and various other adjustments, totaling £2,774. In November that same year, the van incurred an additional expenditure of £5,522. These subsequent works included a replacement alternator, an engine overhaul, replacement of the fuel tank, lines, and gauge, and more. Finally, in January 2022, the van underwent a final batch of works, including fitting twin Weber 40IDF carburetors and replacing the gear linkage set, resulting in an additional £4,982 in expenditure. In total, £13,279.86 was spent during the current ownership.
Now offered for sale because the vendor has acquired a modern camper more suitable for his children, 'CEL 203T' presents a great opportunity to acquire a Type 2 that has benefited from significant mechanical attention. The vehicle comes with a comprehensive history file containing a photographic history of the respray with an additional CD, various manuals, a significant collection of invoices for parts and work undertaken dating back to 2007, a collection of invoices from its current ownership totaling £13,279, and the V5C document, which shows 9 former keepers. Also included is a full-size custom tent, suitable for camping trips away.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023
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Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
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