VW CAMPERVAN - 1978 BAY WINDOW - AUTOMATIC - AUSTRALIAN IMPORT. We are reluctantly selling our beloved “Rosie” – a 1978 Late Bay VW camper. We had her imported from Australia as a mini bus (see photos for original condition) and professionally converted including, new 1800cc air cooled engine (new from old stock), full respray and full camper conversion.

She can accommodate 5 people for travel and sleeping so ideal for a 3 children family (like us). Full width rock and roll bed. 3 seatbelts in rear (1 lap belt).

Having spent most of her life in Australia, the body work and chassis are in superb condition – never welded.

The automatic gearbox makes her a dream to drive. The odometer reads 38, 073 km (23, 657 miles). The new engine was fitted at 5300km so the engine has only done 20, 000 miles!

Due to age, Rosie is MOT and tax exempt and ULEZ compliant. Although MOT exempt, a new MOT was passed on 20 October 2023.

Sold with lots of extras including: roof rack, spare wheel, electric hook up cable, full set of thermostats, gas bottle, awning.

Full bespoke conversion carried out by South West Splitz in Devon.

Installed Australian-style pop top, new engine, full respray, full width rock and roll bed, reupholstered all seats, new kitchen, bespoke cabinetry, propex gas heater, leisure battery and electrical hock up system.

Full width rock and roll bed (sleeps 2)
Full width bed in pop top roof (sleeps 2)
Hammock over cab (sleeps 1 child)

As an import from the dry climate of Australia, Rosie benefits from a solid rust-free chassis and right hand drive. The new engine has done less than 20, 000 miles.
The automatic gearbox makes driving so easy. The changes are very smooth.
With a full-width rock-and-roll bed, the van can seat and sleep 5 people - with 2 sleeping on the rock-and-roll bed, 2 in the double bed in the roof and 1 (up to age 12) on a hammock over the front seats.

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