1978 Volkswagen Type 2 T2b Camper

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  • Fully restored
  • Professionally refitted as a motorhome
  • Very high quality finish inside and out
  • Versatile, "like new" mobile home

The Appeal

There are very good reasons why the Volkswagen Type 2 T2 has become virtually the legal definition of a motorhome. Distinctive, versatile, reliable and the epitome of carefree, the T2 is the default choice for any classic camping adventure.

This 1978 Kombi has recently undergone a complete restoration, as shown in the photographs of the work. It was completely disassembled before being painstakingly rebuilt. The work included a top-of-the-range interior with a modular cabin perfect for weekend getaways. There's even a raised roof for added practicality.

Presented in virtually 'as new' condition, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy someone else's work and start your preparations for Summer 24.

The History and Paperwork

  • The vehicle identification number (VIN) confirms that this is a factory model with the prefix "23" and the year up to "82" in 1978.
  • Equipped with a 1600cc 50bhp air-cooled engine.
  • The photographic record of the restoration shows the complete stripping and rebuilding of the bodywork.
  • The suspension was completely rebuilt during the process.
  • Collection VASP registration 
  • FFVE certificate available
  • Technical inspection valid until 17/11/2028

The Condition

  • Fully restored in an elegant blue with white roof and bumpers.
  • The vehicle looks as if it has just come out of this work and has no visible marks or corrosion.
  • Mounted on original steel wheels with chrome hubcaps.
  • The lights and body accessories appear to be original and in good condition.
  • The only problem is an incorrectly fitted chrome bezel on the passenger side headlight.
  • Full-length raised roof in white
  • Very elegant tan interior with white piping and matching pine cabinets
  • Well-organised layout and high-level finish, including wood-panelled roof
  • Plenty of storage space, plus sink and single hob
  • Rear seat with seat belts and option to fold the rear cab into a double bed
  • Front cabin in good condition with re-trimmed seats, well-maintained dashboard and accessories
  • Sony CD stereo with Bluetooth
  • Car cover included
  • Front rubber floor mats

The Mechanicals

  • Powered by a 1,600 cm3 flat-four Volkswagen engine
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Rebuilt suspension, as shown in the photos
  • New equipment includes a new exhaust system.
  • Unfortunately, at the time of writing we have no documentation of the vehicle's service history.
  • A complete mechanical overhaul was carried out in 2023, with supporting invoices. Change of front axle, complete change of braking system, new exhaust system.

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1978
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Type 2
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 220,756 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1600
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Ile de France
  • Country France
  • Auction ends

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