30th Nov, 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 
  Lot 28
 

1968 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper Van


Lot details

Registration No: NAV 273F
Chassis No: 238173598
MOT: Exempt

  • Subject to a self-evident restoration and upholstery retrim
  • Offered with a collection of invoices and old MOT certificates
  • Imported from the USA in 2009

Introduced in 1968, the second 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’ with the 1968 version referred to as an 'Early 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. In 1972 it was facelifted again.

Imported from the USA in 2009, this 1968 VW Type 2 retains features of its Westfalia camper heritage. Westfalia was the designated Camper builder of the VW factory, they offered quality cabinets, which this Camper retains, and a functional interior when new. The 1968 'Early Bay Window' provided greater visibility and practicality. This model is a classic icon and this example wears many attractive features that have given these campers a following as a vehicle, not just as a 'camper'. Features include: Thin band 'period correct' whitewall tyres; deluxe model ‘chrome’ VW badge on the front panel; aluminium rear window ‘jail bars’; reversing lights; side step; glovebox door; VW rubber cabin floor mats. Self-evidently the subject of much restoration work, the interior has also had work and an upholstery re-trim to a high standard, as can be seen from the Cream VW style ‘basket weave’ front seats with matching camper interior seats. There isn't a 'pop-top' roof on this specification, however, no roof leaks to worry about and many like the lines of the un-cut steel roof, as VW intended. More modern compromises for the owner today, include a modern Pioneer in-car entertainment head-unit and inertia reel front seat belts. Accompanying, the Camper is a spreadsheet of previous servicing. The Camper is offered with a collection of invoices, old MOT certificates and a V5C.

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

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 30th Nov, 2022

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