1976 Volkswagen T2 Bay Window Campervan


  • Imported in 2011 by VW Shop from the USA
  • Looked after by specialists LVH Engines and Restos during the vendor’s ownership
  • Fitted with the more desirable and powerful 2.0l ''pancake'' engine
  • Fitted with 12V and 24V electrics with hookup for camp sites
  • Extremely well looked after and ready for its next adventure!

The Appeal

The Type 2 Volkswagen is amongst the most usable classics you can buy. From April to October you will see hundreds of these vans thrumming up and down the M5 loaded with families and camping equipment.

This left-hand drive example was imported by the vendor in 2011 and has since been used for camping holidays every summer. It is equipped with the eminently desirable fuel injected 2-litre ‘pancake’ engine which provides this Volkswagen with ample power to keep up with most modern traffic. The 5 berth interior has been refitted at some point and now has vinyl upholstery colour-coded to the exterior. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Imported in 2011 by VW Shop from the USA
  • Refurbished interior upon arrival by CamperShak
  • The engine and running gear were rebuilt about a year after import
  • Always stored indoors during the vendor’s ownership
  • Looked after by LVH Engines and Restos
  • Used for camping trips over the last 10 years
  • Collection of old MOT certificates
  • There are some old invoices from servicing
  • V5C present

The Interior

  • Matches the Brilliant Orange and white exterior
  • Bespoke interior with lighting
  • Belted seating for 4
  • 5 sleeping berths
  • Deployable double bed in the rear
  • Some wear and discolouration to the carpeting in the front of the cabin
  • Vinyl upholstery presents very well with minimal wear
  • Smart cabinetry that is well fitted
  • 12V and 24V electric
  • Walk-through bulkhead
  • Elevating roof operates smoothly with good canvas sides
  • The vendor informs us that the dashboard and steering wheel are original
  • The door cards also match the colour-coded upholstery

The Exterior 

  • Brilliant orange and white paintwork holds a good shine
  • Very straight bodywork
  • Some bubbling occuring around the lower body, sliding door and tailgate
  • Looks to be in good order underneath with minimal surface rust
  • The hubcaps are in good condition although there is some corrosion to the beauty rings
  • Vented windows and a heated rear window
  • The vendor informs us that the front wheel arches have been replaced
  • There is a spare wheel fitted to the front
  • The painted bumpers appear free from damage or corrosion

The Mechanics 

  • 2.0-litre fuel injected ‘pancake engine’
  • The engine and running gear were rebuilt around a year after import
  • The front axle and steering box have been replaced
  • A new ECU was fitted in April 2022


Here we have a lovely example of the enduringly popular Volkswagen T2. With the desirable ‘pancake’ engine and a bespoke interior, this is a great van to take on adventures.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1976
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model T2 Bay Window
  • Colour Orange
  • Odometer 28,243 Miles
  • Engine size 2000
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Spennymoor
  • Location Durham
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
17 bids
  • be•••• £15,250 29/03/23
  • jo•••• £15,000 29/03/23
  • be•••• £14,750 29/03/23
  • gu•••• £14,500 29/03/23
  • be•••• £14,250 29/03/23
  • gu•••• £14,000 29/03/23
  • be•••• £13,750 29/03/23
  • jo•••• £13,500 29/03/23
  • be•••• £13,250 29/03/23
  • gu•••• £13,000 29/03/23

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