1973 Volkswagen Type 2 (T2) VanSOLD

33 kilometres from new

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Estimate: ú12,000-16,000

Sold ú16,703

The Volkswagen Type 2 was the second automotive line introduced by German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen. It was a van introduced in 1950, initially based on Volkswagen's first model, the Type 1, also known as the "Beetle". The Type 2 is generally considered to be the forerunner of modern cargo and passenger vans.
During the hippie era in the United States, the van became a major counterculture symbol. There were several reasons: The van could carry a number of people plus camping gear and cooking supplies, extra clothing and of course surf boards.

This second-generation T2 lost its distinctive split front window and was slightly larger than its predecessor. Its common nicknames are Breadloaf and Bay-window, or Loaf and Bay for short. At 1600 cc the engine was also slightly larger. The new model also did away with the swing axle rear suspension and transfer boxes previously used to raise ride height.

With only 33 kilometres from new this particular example is arguably one of the lowest mileage panel vans in existence. The panel van was imported new to Finland on the 18th December 1973. This van along with one other was bought by a Farmer in July 1974 with the idea that when one was no longer serviceable he would use the other one. He never did!

The van is in new condition and even features the manufacturer's seat belt instructions stapled to the belts. As you would expect the car is in excellent original condition throughout with the Neptune blue paint work as new and the beige leatherette interior in faultless condition. This van is supplied with the original instruction manuals, service schedule, VW import documents into Finland and the dealer invoice. A 'time warp' example that looks as though it has just rolled off the Wolfsburg production line.

Reference Number 7226

as of 2/16/2007

Car 1973 Volkswagen Type 2 (T2) Van
VIN 2142024668