Lot 129 - 1970 Volkswagen T2 Crew Cab Pick-up

Lot 129 - 1970 Volkswagen T2 Crew Cab Pick-up

Lot 129 - 1970 Volkswagen T2 Crew Cab Pick-up

Lot Number 129
Registration GAM 611J
Chassis Number 2612031152
Engine Number B451422
Odometer reading 17,925 miles
Estimate £17,000 - £22,000
  • Restored example
  • Rare crew cab pick-up
  • Upgraded Subaru engine

The Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter van’s forward control layout endowed it with huge versatility allowing it to be configured in a bewildering number of variants, from a hard-core panel van that lacked both rear seats and side windows through to the (reasonably) luxurious Samba Deluxe with its full-length headlining, eight passenger seats and two-tone paint finish. They all shared common mechanical underpinnings including the Beetle’s and later Porsche 914’s infamous flat-four air-cooled engine at the back. While the Type 2 started off modestly, it gained both capacity and power over the years, ending its life in Germany with a 1600cc, 47bhp engine and, in America, a two litre, 65bhp unit. It is perhaps best known for the Type 2 campervan from the early days when homebrewed concoctions were seen in places as exotic as Iran and Afghanistan. By the time production ended almost 1.5 million Transporters of various hues and roles had rolled off European production lines and it’s fair to say that a significant percentage of them are still on the roads thanks to a fanatical following and an almost unparalleled spares and support network.

An ultra-rare double-cab pick-up, this 1970 example was restored in South Africa to a very high standard and was fitted with an upgraded Subaru engine whilst there. Imported to the UK in 2021, this Double Cab Pick-up is in excellent condition and drives very well indeed, with the added power of the upgraded engine. Having come from a dry climate and benefitting from a restoration, this Camper is in remarkable condition. Offered with sundry invoices and its current UK registration document, this is one of the best examples we have seen.

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