1973 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper 100% Rust Free Original Paint Amazing Condition

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….Thanks for looking at our 5 Berth 1973 VW Westfalia Campmobile, which features: Over 90% Original paintNever Welded since being built by VolkswagenRust FreeShiny original paint underneathDry stored from 1987 until 2011Tax ExemptMOT Exempt from 20th May this year We bought this camper from El Paso, Texas in 2013. As it spent its life in one of the top ten driest places on earth, it has never rusted and has been dry stored in a barn most of its life. I imported and restored countless classic VW’s for 11 years in my former business (The Bus Station 2002-2013) and this is the nicest original Westfalia I have ever come across. I have also written for Volksworld and Volksworld Camper&Bus magazines for the past 6 years, including providing vehicle valuations and writing technical How-To features.Since arriving in the UK, this Westy has continued to be dry stored and has undergone a full preservation type restoration including the following:Running Gear All steering, suspension, brake components removed and either replaced or overhauled. Original brake calipers split and honed/rebuilt. Wheel bearings replaced. Tie rods, ball joints, drag link, steering column bearings and rubber coupler replaced. Steering box replaced with a used one in very good condition. New master cylinder, servo, wheel cylinders, brake shoes (rear), brake pads (front), Flexi hoses. New brake fluid throughout.Original discs and drums lightly skimmed.New shock absorbers. EngineEngine removed, stripped and checked/re-detailed. New exhaust.New heat exchangers.New rubber seals including Main crankshaft seal and O ring.All service items replaced. New alternator. Gearbox4 x New CV joints. Gearbox removed, checked over and detailed. New input shaft sealNew gear oilGear linkage refurbishedElectricalNew Bosch starter motor. New 12-volt battery.New Halogen sealed beam units with sidelight (US Sidelights are in indicators, so wiring moved to meet UK regulations.New side markersNew rear light lensesNew indicator lensesGood used 1973 only indicator switch fitted to replace broken originalElectrics fully checked over by an auto electrician. BodyOriginal paint fully polished with touch-ups to the front panel and rear corners done in cellulose paint; we worked at great pains to preserve the character of the vehicle, rather than restore – this is one of the best original VW buses we’ve ever seen.Bumpers repainted in original Pastel white with new deluxe trim rubbers.Windows all removed and rebuilt with new seals, including Westfalia Louvred windows. New cab door window and door rubbers. New sliding door seal. New tailgate seal New sliding door seal. Every seal throughout replaced – from the tiny fuel filler flap grommets to the wiper spindle seals. InteriorOriginal Westfalia upholstery in the back (rare 1973 only mustard cloth) painstakingly removed, carefully washed and refitted.New front cab mats.New under seat mats.New walkthrough mat. New front seat covers and door interior panels. New reproduction Westfalia checked curtains to match the original wardrobe curtain. New correct Westfalia tiebacks. New German quality yellow Westfalia pop-top roof canvas. New pop-top rubber seals and trim. Matching Westfalia Continental double roof bed fitted in the same original yellow mustard cloth covering; optional extra when new – this makes the camper a 5 berth, combined with the cab bunk.Original US Sapphire Bendix radio in working order.New inertia reel Securon front seat beltsWe can supply and fit rear seat belts at cost if you need them – please ask for details.Pop-topPop-top removed and repainted in Pastel white.New Yellow German quality Westfalia roof canvas (twice the cost of a beige cheap one!)New pop-top sealsRoof rack stripped and refurbishedNew Westfalia stickers to replace originals Registered in the UK with Original style raised digit plates from Tippers vintage plates. All paperwork, receipts and original brochures will be supplied with the bus. We have spent upwards of £7,000 alone on parts and hundreds of labour hours – a full restoration, but without the usual welding, bodywork and respray. There is a lot more I could add, as I remember it – this has been a four-year preservation project; there is nothing that hasn’t been checked over, reconditioned, or renewed. The vehicle drives as new. If you’ve never driven a camper with a brake servo fitted, then you are in for a lovely surprise – the bus stops easily with minimal brake pressure – better than many modern cars.The camper has been photographed for Volksworld Camper & Bus Magazine and will be fully featured in the magazine in the next couple of months.Viewings are available – the camper is in a dry, secure storage unit – come and have a crawl underneath and marvel at this once in a lifetime bus. I’d call it a Unicorn! Here is a link to a lot more pictures on Google Photos:https://photos.app.goo.gl/hxsiMumK57Xf7yu52 Please note: If you click on the link, it will not work – You will need to copy the text and paste it into the URL bar to see the album. If you have any problems viewing the album, please message me and I will send you a link. Please don’t email and ask what my best price is – the advertised price is below what it has been independently valued at. If you wish to make a sensible offer in person, after viewing the bus, then we can talk about it, but please bear in mind the quality of this camper over anything else you will have seen advertised. You can never compare the value of a restored bus over an original one – a restored bus could be hiding some poor repairs, which could come back to haunt you in the future. With this one, what you see is what you get. We can supply pictures of the bus before renovation if needed to show the fantastic original body condition even before we had started to polish the paint.

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