VW type 2 Campervan, 1973 Westfalia, a true classic




….VW Type 2 Campervan 1973 ‘Westfalia type’ with a pop-top The photographs shown in this listing were taken in April 2018 during a trip along the coast of Northern Spain. A bit of history on the family van: When we were looking to purchase a VW T2, we were hit with a range of vans in varying conditions and prices. After extensive research, van viewings, speaking to specialists and visiting VW shows we decided to look out for a ‘rust-free Californian import’. We found a van that had just been imported to the UK and had had a full professional respray by a VW specialist, this was done to freshen the van up as the van was carrying its original colour from 1973. The van was factory fitted with a pop top, and was treated to a new canvas before we bought the van, which has three ‘windows’ with fly screens. When we originally bought the van, the interior and engine were a little tired, however, we ended up buying a ‘rust free’ campervan with a professional respray; a perfect basis for our family van. After a couple of seasons taking the van to Cornwall/Devon with the family, Scotland and Europe, we found out how we wanted to use the van; and decided to have some work done to update and refresh certain aspects. Please note all work that has been done to the van has been carried out to a high standard: The interior The original interior was removed and a new one was made to our specification, including a new ‘rock and roll’ bed, ‘buddy seat’ and units running down one side of the van incorporating storage, a fridge, warming oven and hob. A new electric system, with hook-up, 12v leisure supply and lighting was fitted to the van at this stage as well. The headlining, flooring and carpeting were replaced throughout the van at the same time. The only original aspects of the van interior are the front seat covers and dashboard which are still presentable. The interior sleeps two comfortably on the ‘rock and roll’ bed which we specified with deep foam. We also fitted an original Westfalia child’s bed into the pop top, which one or two small children could sleep in, since the kids have outgrown this, it has been taken out and we have all of the hardware minus the plywood base. A hammock is also available on the VW scene for over the front seats for very small surfers! The Engine In 2017 the original engine was removed and sent to the VW Engine company of London for a ‘no expense spared’ reconditioning. Including all bearings and seals, rebuilt crankshaft, reboring, cleaned casings, new tinware, petrol pump, exhaust system and electronic ignition system. We have a receipt to show that this work was done. This engine has done just under 1000 miles since the rebuild. The fuel tank was also replaced at the same time as the engine. The gearbox is currently out of the van and will be fully reconditioned and installed before the sale. The boring bits: With regards to tax the van is ‘Historic’ so is exempt from road tax. With regards to a yearly MOT, it has just had its last ever MOT, and is now exempt from any more testsAs the van is a classic we have it under a classic agreed value insurance policy which is very reasonable. The van is surprisingly fuel efficient and since the engine rebuild it has noticeably more power. _______________ All in all, this has made a reliable, sound and attractive van that can be used for a trip to Cornwall or a three week trip across Europe! Wherever we go in the van, it raises lots of smiles and is great fun. The time has come to hand the van over to a new family to look after. For any genuine interest and questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, The van is located in Somerset, near Cheddar Thanks, Benyv _______________ Please note this van is a left-hand drive and is sold with no warranty offered or implied We also have a top of the range Kyam ‘drive away’ awning which is available to purchase alongside the van, this sleeps three people in one zip away pod and has a large ‘living’ area that the sliding door opens into.

This VW Camper Van is available from eBay UK, the price at time of listing was £23500.00, this VW Camper Van may have already sold, please check eBay for further details

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