1973 Volkswagen T2 Baywindow Westfalia Campervan


  •  U.K. destined right hand drive VW from new 
  •  Current owner of 11 years
  •  Presentable exterior and original Westfalia interior
  •  1,641 cc replacement engine in 2015
  •  Specialist maintained


As we appreciate, the VW Camper Van became hugely popular during the 1950’s and ’60’s. Their versatile design was ideal for a multitude of commercial uses and family leisure pursuits.
The updated T2 ‘early bay’ model came along in 1968 and was soon followed by the ‘late bay’ from 1973 (as we have here). Mechanical developments made the later versions more reliable, and significant safety features, such as crumple zones and improved brakes, were also incorporated.

Restored some years ago, this Westfalia conversion looks great in it’s period colour scheme, and unlike many, happily retains it’s original 4-berth Westfalia interior, featuring a rock and roll bed and cooking facilities. 240v power hook up is also fitted along with a leisure battery.

With a professional engine replacement (around 11,000 miles ago), and comprehensive maintenance history, this Camper should be good to go for many more miles to come.  


  •  Registered new in the U.K. on the 3rd August 1973
  •  Original Westfalia specification
  •  Up to date V5 present
  •  VW Auto Museum Certificate
  •  Engine replacement invoice (June 2015)
  •  Servicing invoices from Kombi Classics, Dorset & Volkswagen Evolution, Salisbury
  •  Latest maintenance invoice in February 2022 from The VW Camper Co. Oxford
  •  Current ‘Pass’ MOT valid until March 2024 (exempt)
  •  Taxed until 1st August 2023 (exempt)
  •  Two sets of keys - one key opens all doors

Looking at an accompanying certificate from the Volkswagen Auto Museum, Wolfsburg, Germany, this VW camper left the Hanover factory on the 25th January 1973 and was duly delivered to the Ramsgate docks.

Originally Oriental Blue and Pastel White, it spent many years in the West Country until moving to Hampshire with the current owner in 2012.
The owner has enjoyed numerous family holiday trips throughout the U.K. and Europe during the last eleven years, but It is now time to move onto another classic.


  •  Original instrumentation and steering wheel
  •  Repainted dash
  •  EMPI Hurst style gear shifter
  •  Some age-related wear throughout the cab
  •  Fairly new door cards
  •  Comfortable replacement front seats
  •  All electrical equipment is said to function
  •  JVC sound system and Sony speakers
  •  Carpeting worn on driver’s side

In the rear we discover the fabulous Westfalia fitments, wood-effect trim and features that so often get lost in time. The seating/rock and roll bed is in good condition and the original cooker, sink and fridge are in place, although they will need recommissioning and a safety check.

Fold down tables and a swivel table provide flexibility, and several cupboards including a wardrobe, offer ample storage space. The ‘fun zone’ is of course in the pop-up roof area which kids, in particular, will enjoy sleeping in.



  •  Attractive glossy paintwork
  •  Solid, straight bodywork
  •  A few common areas of corrosion - see photos
  •  Acceptable chrome work
  •  Good windows, mirrors and lighting
  •  Passenger door is a bit stiff
  •  Great ‘pop-top’ and decent canvas with new hinges
  •  Clean and sound looking chassis and floor as endorsed by the MOT 
  •  Rear Spax shock absorbers
  •  Original steel wheels with excellent Goodyear tyres all round 


  •  Replacement exchange Vege 1,641cc engine from Just Kampers
  •  Regular, no expense spared, maintenance during last 11 years 
  •  No excessive play in the crankshaft
  •  Oil temp’ probe in dipstick location. Dipstick next to leisure battery
  •  Oil temperature is 80-100 degrees celsius in summer - take a break if necessary!
  •  4-speed transmission
  •  Points ignition
  •  New clutch kit in 2015
  •  Steering, suspension and brakes said to operate as they should
  •  Front disc brakes
  •  £2,983.72 spent on maintenance in February 2022 (see photos of invoice)

The owner informs us that this T2 runs and drives well on E5 petrol and if run on E10 a few upgrades may be required to avoid corrosion.


The VW Camper Van always attracts attention and is a great means of escape for a weekend break, holiday, or simply to enjoy driving to classic V-dub events - of which there are many.

This appealing camper isn’t quite mint but it’s overall condition, recent mechanical expenditure and Westfalia originality make it a great usable (and affordable) partner. Go have some fun!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model T2 Westfalia
  • Colour Green & White
  • Odometer 81,797 Miles
  • Engine size 1641
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Southampton
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
11 bids from 6 bidders
  • te•••• £16,500 29/05/23
  • fu•••• £11,500 29/05/23
  • ke•••• £11,000 29/05/23
  • fu•••• £9,500 29/05/23
  • ke•••• £9,000 29/05/23
  • ge•••• £8,100 28/05/23
  • ke•••• £8,000 28/05/23
  • Pe•••• £6,095 28/05/23
  • Bi•••• £5,995 25/05/23
  • Bi•••• £5,500 24/05/23

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