1979 Volkswagen T2 Devon Moonraker Camper Van 2.0TDI


  • Restored in fetching two-tone green and cream 
  • Well kept and retrimmed 4 Berth Devon conversion 
  • Versatile Moonraker roof 
  • Economical 2litre TDI engine conversion 
  • MOT exempt but usefully MOT’d to June 2025 

The Appeal 

The Devon conversions of the classic Volkswagen T2 are well regarded for their practicality and versatility. This stylish ‘79 dials up those qualities with its Moonraker roof that makes using and enjoying it a fully standing pursuit. 
It is an older restoration finished in a fetching combination of green metallic with white paint, a theme that is continued through the retrimmed interior. The quality of the work includes crafting the seats with a central suede panel. Inside and out it is well kept and solid, showing only minor cosmetic points for the buyer to note. 
A further draw is economical 2litre TDI engine, which makes it ideal for long distance touring. 
Recently released from long term storage, it is sold with a long MOT to June 2025 but would benefit from some checks and recommissioning before driving. It is eligible for Historic Vehicle status, which would give the buyer MOT and tax exempt, ULEZ-compliant and very pretty holiday wheels. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First UK registered 18th May 1979 
  • Only seven registered keepers 
  • Current long term keeper since March 2010 
  • Recently released from long term storage
  • The vendor recommends a check over and possibly light recommissioning 
  • Eligible for Historic Vehicle status to make it MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 
  • Current MOT to 16th June 2025 with 17,806 miles on test and one minor advisory
  • MOT history reflects sparing use and recent storage 

The Condition

  • Older restoration finished in smart green metallic with white 
  • Paintwork presents well with some localised damage to note in photographs and expect some bubbling to paintwork
  • This include rear bumper and nearside sill visible in images
  • Bodywork presents as solid with well kept sills and arches
  • Underside in similar solid order with no structural advisories on current MOT 
  • Smart aftermarket alloy wheels in good condition with tyres in good order
  • Fitted with a tow bar
  • Exterior fittings including chromework and Moonraker roof in good condition 
  • Retrimmed Devon interior with versatile four berth layout in very good order
  • Cabin cupboards and fittings are well kept with few obvious signs of use 
  • Well specified including electrics, cooker, fridge and removable table 
  • Roof-mounted TV with speakers 
  • Front and rear seats retrimmed in two-tone green suede and cream leather 
  • Seats are very well kept and fitted with seat belts all round
  • Additional folding ‘dickie’ seat behind front seats
  • Retrimmed cream dashboard and two-tone green and cream door cards well kept 
  • Well detailed interior including modern curtains in good condition 
  • Grey front cabin carpets in good condition 

The Mechanics 

  • Economical 1,984cc 4cyl turbodiesel engine conversion 
  • 4spd manual gearbox 
  • Vendor tells us that it starts and drives without issue
  • He also advises that due to long term storage it would benefit from check over and service
  • Fitted with a fire extinguisher 
  • One advisory on last MOT to note 

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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 1979
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Type 2
  • Colour Multicolour
  • Mileage 17,805 Miles
  • Engine size 1984
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Harlow
  • County Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
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