1973 Volkswagen Type 2 Hightop Camper

Highlights

  • Original RHD Microbus
  • Older restoration holding up well
  • Remanufactured engine fitted in 2020
  • Retrimmed interior in fresh and bright condition

The Appeal

The VW Type 2 is one of the most recognisable vehicles of all-time, loved and adored and at its most popular when converted into a camper van.
This genuine Microbus comes with a rock’n’roll double bed and was retrimmed when restored to keep it fresh and modern. It was rebuilt, according to the service history, in 2005 and received substantial body repairs and a complete respray in its original colour scheme. 

17 years on, this Volkswagen still looks very smart and in solid order. It’s tax and MOT exempt, clean and comfortable inside and finished in a great colour scheme. It comes with everything you might need for classic-themed weekends away – including the kitchen sink!

The market for VW Type 2 campers is as lively as ever and right-hand-drive models command a premium. This one is a fairly early bay window model in largely very good order, and in mechanically well-sorted condition. It presents well overall and is a perfect way into the perennially popular VW scene.

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The History and Paperwork

  • Last owner for 15 years
  • Original RHD UK vehicle
  • Restored in 2005
  • Selection of historic bills and invoices back to the 1990s
  • Original owners’ manual
  • UK V5C
  • Tax and MOT exempt
  • Invoice for chassis and body parts and quality paints dated 2005
  • Invoice for remanufactured Engine Shop “Silver Engine” in 2020

The Condition

  • Body and chassis restoration in 2005
  • Fitted with replacement outriggers, floors, corner panels and rear arches
  • Repainted in VW Dark Cream over Cumulus White
  • Still presents well with a good paint finish and few very small bubbles under the paint
  • White band tyre covers
  • No major damage or visible corrosion
  • Small ripple to rear bumper
  • One hubcap missing and one deteriorated – but reproduction replacements are inexpensive
  • Missing glass from door mirror
  • Signs of welded repairs to chassis, but overall in apparently strong condition
  • Minor corrosion to inside lower front doors
  • Rock’n’roll double bed
  • Pop-up roof
  • Sink and cooler
  • Electric water pump
  • 12v lighting
  • New curtains at time of restoration
  • Seats and cushiness recovered in matching beige and white check fabric
  • Twin burner gas hob
  • Folding table
  • Detachable awning
  • Front seats retrimmed in covers from Newton Commercial
  • Clean and tidy cabin
  • Aftermarket Ministry of Sound CD Radio

The Mechanics

  • 1,584cc air-cooled flat-four
  • Engine replaced in 2020 with reconditioned Engine Shop 'Silver Engine'
  • The vendor informs us that it runs and drives well with no apparent faults
  • All presents well inside the engine compartment

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Type 2
  • Colour Beige
  • Odometer 48,263 Miles
  • Engine size 1584
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Hatfield
  • Location Hertfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
74 bids
  • _2•••• £8,200 29/02/24
  • Fa•••• £8,100 29/02/24
  • _2•••• £8,000 29/02/24
  • Fa•••• £7,900 29/02/24
  • _2•••• £7,800 29/02/24
  • _2•••• £7,700 29/02/24
  • Fa•••• £7,600 29/02/24
  • _2•••• £7,500 29/02/24
  • _2•••• £7,400 29/02/24
  • hi•••• £7,300 29/02/24
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