Highlights

  • Only 67809km from new
  • Australian import, first registered in the UK in 2009
  • Resprayed in 2016 with a beautifully coordinated interior
  • Full-width rock and roll bed installed
  • Pop top with sleeping boards

The Appeal

The Volkswagen Type 2 is amongst the most instantly recognisable vehicles in the world. Whether you know it as the Camper, the Surfer Bus or the Hippy Wagon, these vans have had a significant impact on pop culture, and today are nothing short of fashion icons.

This particular example originally stems from the sunny climes of Australia, which no doubt goes some way to contribute to the vehicle's excellent condition. It arrived in the UK in 2009, and it's clearly been very well looked after, right down the nostalgic colour scheme of green and ivory.

The interior continues this colour combination in style, complete with a full-width rock and roll bed and a pop top with sleeping boards - all contributing perfectly to the van's practicality as a travel companion. This impressive example has been kept in dry storage for the past ten years, and is now ready and waiting to return to the road with its lucky new owner.



History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1973
  • Originally based in Australia
  • First arrived on British soil in 2009
  • The vendor reports that the van has only had one previous keeper before them
  • Vehicle purchased on 11/07/2012 from Gday Kombis Ltd
  • In 2016 the van was resprayed
  • MOT exempt
  • Last MOT expired on 10/06/2022
  • Vehicle has always been looked after with regular services by a friend, who's a talented mechanic
  • Indicates 67,837km - which the vendor reports is genuine

The Condition

  • Vehicle has been stored in a dry garage
  • Bodywork and underside are solid with no obvious issues
  • Some light signs of wear to the paint, albeit very minor
  • Resprayed in 2016
  • Badges, glasswork and pop-top all look in fine order
  • Attractive colour scheme is a perfect match for the van's distinctive lines
  • Internally, the colour is continued with a lovely cabin
  • Front seats and dashboard in excellent order
  • All instruments appear clear and legible
  • Full-width rock and roll bed installed in 2016
  • Pop top with sleeping boards, suitable for 2 kids or 1 adult
  • Thermo mats and sun canopy included



The Mechanics

  • 2.0L B4 engine
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • Engine bay looks in fine order
  • We've no reports of any significant mechanical issues
  • The last MOT however did highlight:
    • Slight play on the wheel bearings of the rare axle
    • Deterioration to the offside rear outer CV boot
  • Other than this, however, we're not aware of anything else to take note of



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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Type 2
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 67,837 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2000
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Nuneaton
  • Location Warwickshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
27 bids
  • Ji•••• £16,000 13/06/24
  • jo•••• £15,750 13/06/24
  • Ji•••• £15,500 13/06/24
  • jo•••• £15,250 13/06/24
  • Ji•••• £15,000 13/06/24
  • jo•••• £14,750 13/06/24
  • Ji•••• £14,500 13/06/24
  • jo•••• £14,250 13/06/24
  • Ji•••• £14,000 13/06/24
  • jo•••• £13,750 13/06/24

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