Lot 320 - 1972 Volkswagen T2 Camper
|Odometer reading||89,000 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £18,000|
Known officially as the Volkswagen Type 2 and depending on body type, either as a Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, this VW was also known informally as the Bus in the US and Camper in the UK. Introduced in 1950 as Volkswagen's second car model, it was derived from their first, the Beetle, which was designated the Type 1. This second-generation Type 2 lost its distinctive split front windscreen and was slightly larger and considerably heavier than its predecessor. Its common nickname is 'Bay-window' or Bay for short. The new model also did away with the swing axle rear suspension and transfer boxes previously used to raise ride height. Instead, half-shafts were fitted with constant velocity joints. The updated Bus transaxle is usually sought after by off-road racers using air-cooled Volkswagen components. Brazil contained the last factory in the world that produced the T2. Production in Brazil ceased on 31st December 2013 due to the introduction of more stringent safety regulations, thus marking the end of an era with the rear-engine Volkswagens which first originated in 1935.
This good looking VW Camper is fitted with a 1600 engine, Porsche wheels and disc brakes allround making it a very useable vehicle. It is righthand drive and benefits from having a full length Webasto sunroof to enjoy those balmy summer days. Volkswagen campers are very popular currently and with summer not too far away, this well equipped eyecatching black example needs to be considered. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate.
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