Lot 128 - 2000 Volkswagen Caravelle VR6 Camper
|Odometer reading||157,303 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,576|
Introduced in 1990, the T4 was the first Volkswagen van to have a front-mounted, water-cooled engine. Prompted by the success of similar moves with their passenger cars, Volkswagen had toyed with the idea of replacing their air-cooled, rear-engined T2 vans with a front-engined, water-cooled design in the late 1970s. The reasons for deciding in 1980 to instead introduce a new rear-engined T3 are unclear. Thus, the introduction of a front-engined layout was delayed until the arrival of the T4. After a run of nearly 14 years, T4 production ceased in 2003, making it second only to the T1 for length of production in its home market.
This example first registered June 2000 is presented in turquoise with grey trim and as a Caravelle has the option of an extra row of seats, however the owner has recently been using this as a day camper with a custom awning and fold out bed. A tow bar is fitted, as is a camper unit in the rear which includes a sink. This example also boasts the petrol VR6 engine made famous by the 2.8 litre unit used in the Volkswagen Golf hot hatch and is coupled with a custom stainless steel exhaust. This is coupled with an LPG fuel system making this not only a more powerful van for those long weekend trips but importantly more fuel-efficient, running seamlessly on cheaper LPG or petrol when necessary. An incredibly versatile petrol VW camper conversion with the refined V6 engine.
Guide Price £8,000 - £15,000
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