1978 Volkswagen T2 Bay Window Camper

In single-family-ownership since 1997; runs and drives; recent brake overhaul; pop-top; for recommissioning following a dozen years in storage

Camper vans seem to be flavour of the month at the moment – YouTube is awash with smug #vanlife types filming their lives on the road and even getting paid for the privilege if their view counts go high enough. Sue Perkins has recently got in on the act, cruising across America in an old VW Camper with all expenses paid by Channel 4 – nice work if you can get it!

Indeed a whole community of vanlifers has sprung up online offering tips on how best to kit your camper out for life on the open road. Which is where this VW T2 Camper comes in – a blank canvas on which to build your own home from home.

First registered in November 1978, it has been in the current family ownership since 1997 (transferring from father to daughter in 2019). In regular use until 2009, it was then put into dry storage where it remained until earlier this year.

Recently got running again, it has also had an overhaul of the braking system but will doubtless benefit from some precautionary recommissioning before venturing forth once more.

As you can see in the photos, it is rather sparsely equipped inside but the basics are there, it has a nice pop-top and it appears to have had a larger carburettor fitted at some point. The bodywork looks reassuringly sound although the paintwork is rather flat. There is no paperwork other than a V5C, an online check showing that the last MOT expired in October 2009 with no advisories recorded.

On offer here at a very modest guide price, it should leave plenty of scope for the kitting-out now required.

Documents: V5C only

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]

Reg No: CVT532T
Chassis Number: 2192024155
Engine Number: CJ084491
Engine Size: 1970cc

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £4,000-6,000

Lot 69

Lot ended

Wednesday 16/02/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£6,608
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