1972 Volkswagen T2 Bay Window Campervan


  • Iconic Bay Window 
  • Stunning show winning camper
  • Wolfsburg Performance 2007cc engine fitted & tuned costing £15,000
  • Custom Classic & Retro Interior 
  • Drive away awning included
  • VW magazine featured


 Recognised around the globe, the VW Transporter has become one of the most loved and desired vehicles since its release back in 1949. This 2nd generation T2 Bay Window is up there with the most sought after and no wonder, it's a cult classic, loved and adored by generations especially here in the UK. 

This sublime two-tone, adventure-inspiring wagon left the Hannover factory and went straight to Danbury Conversions Ltd, who added their Devonette campervan trim and thus, Bluebell was born. A more recent conversion by Custom Classic & Retro has replaced Danburys simple conversion plus the original and not-so-speedy 1.6L engine has been replaced by a superb 2007cc Type 1 engine, installed and tuned by specialists Wolfsburg Performance at the cost of £15,000. 

Quite frankly, this vintage VW is outstanding. From the gorgeous Pastel White and Niagara Blue paint to the German Square Weave carpet, this Bay window pulls on your heartstrings and draws in thoughts of sunshine-filled freedom and worldwide adventures with your favourite people.

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  • Registered 1972 
  • Original manufactures service record & manual 
  • Itemised Wolfsburg performance invoice 2016 
  • Replacement, rebuilt 4-speed Type 2 gearbox 
  • Custom Classic & Retro Invoice 2017 
  • Past service & general maintenance invoices 
  • Past MOT certificates 
  • Copy of VW Magazine's vehicle has been featured in 
  • Show winner ribbons 
  • Valid V5c 
  • The original kombi was converted by Danbury Conversions Ltd in 1972 
  • Used as demonstrator initially before being purchased and then sold on in 1974 
  • Purchased and used as a campervan from 1974 up to 1986 when it was taken off the road and 
  • stored for 16 further years, 32,000 miles had been covered at this point. 
  • Sold in 2002 where a bare-metal restoration was carried out 
  • Sold in 2015 and subsequently, interior and engine was replaced 
  • Current keeper since 2021, selling due to change of circumstance 
  • 2003 Vanfest class winner & best in show, judges choice 
  • 2004 British Volks fest class winner 
  • 2006 Stonor Park class winner 
  • Features in VW Motoring + VW Camper & Commercial magazine 


  • Custom Classic & Retro camper conversion 
  • Bespoke oak furniture 
  • Full-width rock and roll bed 
  • Buddy seats 
  • Removable table 
  • 240v hookup 
  • Leisure Battery 
  • Blue and white leather trim 
  • German square weave carpets 
  • Period floor tiles 
  • Retrosound radio with Bluetooth 

The inside of this Type 2 is sublime, with the conversion by Custom Classic & Retro finished to an incredible standard. The oak furniture provides a practical and high-end finish, while the blue and white leather seats energise the interior and deliver a comfortable, stylish appearance. The conversion is a typical day van, there’s a full-width rock and roll bed, curtains, removable table and additional buddy seats, an ideal set-up for a few days away on a campsite or a perfect shelter for a cup of tea after a winter walk on the coast. 

The condition throughout is fantastic, a testament to the quality workmanship carried out and the care the owners have provided since. The custom front seats are a nice addition too, supportive and sporty with matching blue and white leather upholstery. Interiors on these vintage VWs can range from boring to outrageous, the quality and condition of this interior place this one in the pretty much perfect section. 


  • Pastel White and Niagara Blue 
  • Excellent condition 
  • Very minor chips on bumpers 
  • Khyam drive-away awning included 

All early generation VW Transporters are attention magnets, from the out-of-the-box factory originals to those that have been customised with various accessories and modifications, all are adored especially here in the UK. This Type 2 is simply fantastic. The two-tone paint looks fresh and bright, with no areas of concern visible. It is gorgeous to look at, a real head turner.

There are very few places this Bay could travel to and not create a crowd. There are a couple of little chips on the bumpers and a couple of indentations on a few of the wheels, things that are really no concern and easily rectified. Without a doubt, this is how a Type 2 should look, original, classy, immaculate. It is a wonderful example of the cult classic.

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  • 2007cc Type 1 Engine 
  • 16 Row oil cooler 
  • High power fans 
  • Twin 40 Weber IDF Carburettors 
  • Heavy duty Kennedy clutch 
  • CSP Python stainless steel complete exhaust 
  • High ratio Cogbox IRS gearbox 
  • In excess of £15,000 spent at specialists Wolfsburg Performance 

During our visit, the car was started and manoeuvred a few times to assist with the photography. The 2007cc engine started confidently and ran smoothly. The work carried out by Wolfsburg Performance reached in the region of £15,000, without question no expense was spared with the ambition of creating a capable camper that could keep up with modern-day traffic and complete European tours without the fear of being stranded on the side of the road. The vehicle rumbles exceptionally, providing a superior version of the vintage motors classic notes. 


 The VW Transporter is the postcard campervan, it's the motor everyone pictures when thinking of camping trips and adventures with the family. This Type 2 is arguably the ultimate Bay Window with its superb conversion and interior still in mint condition plus its beautiful exterior and superior running gear it's ready to use for those weekend getaways or summer trips to the sunbaked coasts of Europe.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Type 2
  • Colour White and Blue
  • Odometer 45,435 Miles
  • Engine size 2007
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Warrington
  • Location Cheshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
22 bids
  • Ma•••• £28,500 26/09/23
  • HE•••• £28,000 26/09/23
  • Ma•••• £27,500 26/09/23
  • HE•••• £25,500 26/09/23
  • mo•••• £25,250 26/09/23
  • Ma•••• £25,000 26/09/23
  • mo•••• £22,500 26/09/23
  • jo•••• £22,250 26/09/23
  • HE•••• £20,500 26/09/23
  • Ma•••• £17,500 26/09/23

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