A delightful RHD Volkswagen Type 2 Split Screen Camper beautifully appointed.
Split front screen, side double wing doors, chrome headlamp protectors, roof ventilator, rear view mirror, padded sun visors, rock n roll bed, circular VW table, front screen wash, fuel gauge, dash lights, interior lights, passenger grab handle, front ashtray, 12v charger, Blaupunkt radio.
A fabulous two-tone Pearl White and Tunsgate Green creates a period charming look with universal eye-catching appeal. A bright shine is evident across all panels making this vehicle suitable for public shows or pleasure recreational use. The distinctive and desirable first generation T1 Splittie look with a colour coordinated VW logo graces the front. All the glass in the 11-window shell is clear with soft rubbers and the front and rear bumpers are undamaged. The headlamp ‘brows’ and chrome surrounds show faint pitting. The underside is thinly waxyol protected for all weather use.
Spotlessly clean, colour coded and beautifully appointed. The Ivory White leatherette seating with pale green piping is immaculate front and rear and unmarked door cards in the same colour combination reveal the attention to detail. A removable VW circular table in the same colours and a Rock Roll bed makes this the perfect camping getaway vehicle. Stunning looks will also appeal to Brides and Grooms looking for something memorable on their wedding day. Matching curtains are fitted all-round and the headliner is tight. Tailored carpeting to the cockpit and washable wood effect flooring to the rear offers practicality. A factory correct inoperative Blaupunkt radio remains fitted and the speedo sticks at times. Charming in all respects.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The horizontally opposed four cylinder rear mounted air cooled engine is a sought after AD prefix offering the essential 1584cc displacement producing 50bhp for real world driving, reliability and parts availability. The engine bay is clean and detailed. The synchronized four-speed transmission as operated by a single disc dry clutch is light and once familiarised, a joy to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Colour coded steel 4.5” rims with VW original deep chrome hubcaps are bright but do show some aging. Newly fitted and branded 175/70 R14 tyres have ample tread. The hydraulic foot brake operates on all four wheels exactly as Volkswagen intended but does fall short compared to modern standards.
UK registered on the 25th March 1965 and benefiting from being a factory produced RHD model, this Volkswagen Type 2 Split Screen Camper represents a rare and very sought after model. Enjoyed by the previous owner for some ten years with his partner as a recreational holiday retreat historic motor caravan but also doubling as a business hire vehicle offering fun travel solutions for Brides and Grooms. Affectionately known as Doris this vehicle is now ready to join its next family.
MOT June 2017, Tax Exempt, HPI Clear.
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