Volkswagen Type 2 Bay Campervan – KGF
Volkswagen Type 2 Bay Campervan

Volkswagen Type 2 Bay Campervan

  • Sold
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 61,660

Volkswagen Type 2 Bay Campervan

  • Price: £
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 61,660

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A fully restored and beautifully finished Volkswagen Type 2 Bay Campervan.

Pop-up fibreglass roof, roll-down cab windows, automatic choke, one piece windshield, windshield washers, cigar lighter, side sliding door, 12V electrics, convertible bench to bed, high gloss storage lockers, high gloss central locker with cup holders, power socket, what-not cabinet, panel wall insulation, curtains on all windows including cab, wear resistant insulated floor covering, electric fan blower, glovebox, louvered window screens, rear seatbelts.

This absolutely stunning campervan has undergone a full back to bare metal restoration in 2008 and the resulting finish is superb.  A professional and fully photographic restoration documents the meticulous process right up to the final coats of stunning Bianco over Rosso Corsa.  The high quality paint finish has remained impeccable with a deep vibrant shine and the white upper section beautifully clean and pure.  Completely free from corrosion, this examples fastidious renovation is clearly evident.  All trim sections are perfect as are the window rubbers and the elevating roof bellows brand new replacements as part of the process.  Said elevating roof section operates freely and the entire set up is completely watertight.  The supplying dealer number plates showing signs of wear remain with the car but new items have been fitted.  The no expense spared restoration has born fantastic results to this one off creation which has a unique personal stamp whilst staying largely true to Volkswagens original concept.  Not to be missed!

The beautifully trimmed interior plays a huge part in the vehicles appeal and examples of skilled craftsmanship and hours of devotion are seen throughout.  The exterior colour scheme flows to the inside with immaculately trimmed red and white vinyl coverings to the original seats.  The matching door cards and red carpeting is pristine.  The rear section incorporates a rock and roll style seating and bed area in matching upholstery whilst the purpose built high gloss cabinets are as new.  Power supply and lighting adds to the camping features and full standing room is facilitated by the pop up roof.  This clean, chic concept is finished off with a fabulous checker flooring with matching curtains around the entire vehicle and cab area.  A beautifully coordinated and functional camping interior that simply exudes fun!

The four cylinder flat four air cooled engine with a capacity of 1584cc produces 57 bhp at 4400 rpm and is a mechanical delight.  Supreme cleanliness from this cherished example will gain much awe from onlookers.  Reliable usage is a given due to fastidious maintenance using correct grade oils and genuine and specialist supplier parts.  The fully synchronized 4-speed gearbox operates correctly.

Correct 5” steel rims with VW mirror finish original chrome hubcaps have been refurbished and are immaculate in matching white.   The 185/70 R14 tyres have masses of tread remaining including the original spare.  A dual hydraulic brake system operating independently in pairs on the front and rear wheels operate exactly as Volkswagen intended.

Registered new on 29th August 1973 by Colindale Volkswagen of Newcastle Upon Tyne, this example was acquired by the previous keeper in September 2006.  Purchased as a rolling restoration project but the quest for perfection soon led to a complete bare metal restoration to be undertaken by high regarded motor engineers K. & J. Rouse in Peterborough.  Two large albums full of photos documents the meticulous restoration and a collosal history file full of receipts from renowned specialists Just Kampers in Hampshire provide an insight to the thousands of pounds devoted to the project.  A further huge collection of parts invoices, work schedules and old MOT certificates complete the history file and leave in no doubt the extent to which this project was completed.

Having made the arduous decision to sell the beloved campervan, the previous keeper has offered the next lucky owner the opportunity to benefit from the sheer devotion bestowed upon this iconic VW that is wanting for nothing and ready for enjoyment and preservation.

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