1971 Volkswagen Type 2 Danbury Campervan


  • Reupholstered in tan leather
  • New storage cupboards installed 3 years ago
  • Full-sized rock and roll bed
  • Resprayed circa 2019
  • Popular Danbury conversion

The Appeal

The T2 Camper is beyond iconic. In fact, it's really ascended far beyond simply a van and more into an icon of the free-spirited lifestyle. Whether it be on the beach by an open fire or parked up comfortably in a field with an awning, you've probably seen a Type 2 at your local holiday spot, living a life of leisure. 

This particular Type 2 - with the early, desirable bay windows - comes to us following a period of storage. With a reupholstered tan leather interior, new storage cupboards, and a full-sized rock and roller bed - all of which have been little used since 2020 - this fine example of Volkswagen's most famous van offers both comfort and practicality for your next big adventure.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1971
  • The DVLA records 13 previous keepers
  • In current ownership since 2021
  • Maintained through regular services
  • Advisory from the last service was brakes, which have since been done
  • Several documents spanning several years of work done
  • In storage for the past couple of years
  • MOT exempt
  • Currently indicates 12,826 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Went 'around the clock' in 2009
  • Supplied with a selection of paperwork

The Condition

  • A very well looked after example with no dents or dings
  • Only light wear to the paintwork
  • Some light areas of blistering and bubbling, which is standard to the model
  • Resprayed approximately 5 years ago by the current owner
  • All badging and brightwork in good order
  • Contrast wheels present nicely
  • Light corrosion and wear to the underside, but it looks to be a very solid example
  • We understand the van was treated to rust protection when it was resprayed
  • Driver's seats in excellent order
  • Reupholstered in tan leather
  • All instruments are clear and legible
  • Vinyl flooring fitted
  • New storage cupboards installed 3 years ago
  • Full-sized rock and roll bed
  • Pop-top looks in good overall condition

The Mechanics

  • 1,641cc engine
  • Van was re-engined circa 2019
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • Would benefit from a new battery
  • We understand the van is however in good mechanical health
  • We've no reports of any issues

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Motor Caravan
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 12,826 Miles
  • Engine size 1641
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Kington
  • Location Herefordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
31 bids
  • ra•••• £11,000 18/06/24
  • go•••• £10,750 18/06/24
  • ra•••• £10,500 18/06/24
  • go•••• £10,250 18/06/24
  • ra•••• £10,000 18/06/24
  • go•••• £9,900 18/06/24
  • CZ•••• £9,800 18/06/24
  • go•••• £9,700 18/06/24
  • Hi•••• £9,600 18/06/24
  • go•••• £9,500 18/06/24

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