1966 Volkswagen Split Screen CamperSOLD

Volkswagen Split Screen Camper

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Known officially as the Volkswagen Type 2 and, depending on body type, either as a Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, this VW was also known informally as the Bus in the US and Camper in the UK. Introduced in 1950 as Volkswagen's second car model, it was derived from their first, the Beetle, that was designated the Type 1.  

Built in 1966 and registered in 1967, this lefthand drive Type 2 camper was subject to an extensive restoration approximately five years ago by one of the UK's leading specialists, Wide5. Works included replacement cargo floor, jacking points, dog legs, top hats, long side panel, bottom seven inch nose with inner and outer skins, front arches and inner and outer cargo door sills. A new 1600cc Mexican import engine was also fitted giving this VW the power to keep up with modern traffic conditions. To finish, the interior was custom made by another well known Volkswagen interior specialist, Bromsgrove Auto Trim.

The restoration was commissioned by the drinks company, New Nordik, who used this Split Screen camper as a promotional vehicle for touring around the UK. It is reported that in excess of ú30,000 was spent on the restoration with a further ú5,000, in more recent times, on the interior trim. To enhance its usability, the camper has been stone chipped and waxed on the underside.

Presented with a striking red and white colour scheme and an interior to match, this split screen Volkswagen camper represents an excellent example of the marque and indeed was featured in a five page spread in VW magazine, a copy of which accompanies the sale.  With the benefit of being ready to drive away immediately, this stunning Camper is sure to attract many admiring glances on the festival circuit this summer.

Reference Number 225724

as of 6/4/2013

Overview
Car 1966 Volkswagen Split Screen Camper
VIN 226110944 
Mileage 29,504 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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