Lot 229 - 1974 Volkswagen T2 Double Cab Pick-up
|Odometer reading||17,853 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,018|
According to a letter, dated 25th January 2013 from the Stiftung AutoMuseum Volkswagen, this Volkswagen Double Cabin was manufactured between August 1974 and July 1975 and delivered to Australia in January 1975. There is no history of the T2 held during its life in Australia until the Double Cab was imported into the UK in 2013 and registered here in February 2013. It is quite rare to find a righthand drive version of this model and since its import into the UK, this example has received a new 1600cc air cooled engine, fitted on 1st March 2014 and a new black interior. Importantly, the new engine has had its engine number recorded upon the UK V5 registration document. The load area may be converted to a flatbed as it is fitted with drop side and tailgate hinged panels. The rear passenger compartment is useful for any extra passengers or as an additional storage area and is accessed via the left side, rear door.
On a recent test, this example drove and stopped well and in addition will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate.
Today this T2 has survived very well, no doubt helped by spending its life in the drier climate of Australia. The grey coachwork not only looks attractive but is also functional with its load and passenger carrying capability; perhaps ideal for promotional work or for those outward-bound expeditions for the more adventurous.
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