Lot 186

London 2020

1973 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper


£17,050 GBP | Sold

United Kingdom Flag | Chobham, United Kingdom



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  • Offered from single ownership from new
  • Retains its original VW Service Record booklet and manuals
  • Restored in 2010, lovingly used and maintained since

Please note that this lot will need to be collected in Chobham, U.K.

This incredible Type 2 Camper is offered today from its first and only owner. First registered in the U.K. on March 28, 1974, it was purchased at Wolf Garage in Westerham, Kent. Its accompanying original VW Service Record booklet shows that eight months later, it had been driven nearly 7,000 miles, recording the delivery inspection and first three services. The van was regularly used by the consignor until roughly August 2009, when it was taken off the road. The next year, a friend of the owner offered to restore the bus to its former glory.

The Camper’s history file details work carried out since the late 1990’s. This includes the restoration work that commenced in 2010 which included a new canvas roof, full repaint, new interior floorboards and new floor panels to remedy rust in the floors, new window and door seals, along with other assorted parts and work. Furthermore, it is accompanied by its original manuals and a period VW Microbus brochure. Invoices are also on file for work carried out since the restoration to 2019, showcasing that it has been both regularly enjoyed and properly looked after.

Importantly, despite its restoration work, the original upholstery, including the curtains, and safety belts are still present. In addition to being fitted with its original engine, the camper still retains its original child’s hammock, tent, accessory table and tent, as well as the original bunks.

Presently, the camper is showing 50,000 miles on its odometer, with a true mileage of 150,000 miles from new, reflecting decades of loving care and use as a cherished member of the family. Needless to say, it has served its original owners well over the course of the last forty-six years and is ready to be used and enjoyed with its second owner.

Please note that this lot is currently on display at CARS in Chobham at Alpha 319 Chobham Business Centre, Chertsey Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8JB and can be viewed on appointment on Thursday October 29th and Friday October 30th between 9am and 5pm. Please contact our office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 or email Britta Buchmann at bbuchmann@rmsothebys.com to secure your appointment. Should you want more information on this lot, feel free to email jlittle@rmsothebys.com