The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 102 Registration: EKE 526K Chassis No.: 2322156957 Estimate: £18,000 - £22,000 Offered at No Reserve Specialist: Richard Greenhalgh Telephone No: 07948 152921 Lot 605 1972 Volkswagen T2 Westfalia Campervan Starting in 1951, Volkswagen offered an officially sanctioned camper conversion for its Type 2 by Westfalia-Werke of Franz Knobel & Sohne in Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany. Interiors were panelled in birch plywood, and standard equipment included screened jalousie windows, a laminated folding table, storage cabinets, an icebox and electrical hook-ups. Some models included a sink and pressure water system. A number of fold-out seat arrangements provided sleeping accommodation and optional equipment included a pop-up roof section, awnings and side tents, a chemical toilet, camping equipment, a small map table and even a child’s crib in the driver’s cab. This is an original UK-supplied, right-hand drive Volkswagen T2 Campervan that was first registered on 26th June 1972. It has been subject to a recent restoration which included a full strip-down to bare metal, the removal and replacement of all rusted panels and a full respray with the interior fully retrimmed and painted, and a new ‘pop-top’ roof, fitted with body-matching blue and white stripes. When the camper was prepared, it was finished in Pastel Blue and Cumulous White and sits on a set of white-painted, Fuchs-style steel wheels wearing Continental ContiEcoContact 3 tyres. The interior has been refreshed with new beige cloth upholstery and matching carpets, and the rear has been fitted with a plank effect, light grey Vinyl flooring. The recently-painted cockpit features manually-operated windows, a Benkson CR3 radio, heater and ventilation controls and push-up roof ventilation panels, and the naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre engine sits in an engine bay which appears to be smartly-presented. Transmission is classic Type 2 4-speed, and the odometer indicates a mileage of 54,000, however this is not warranted. Unlike the majority of campervans that we see, this example hasn’t been personalised by previous owners, offering an opportunity for its next owners to furnish and equip it exactly as they and their family would like. This genuine early bay-window bus strikes the perfect balance between 1960s camper-van cool, VW-enthusiast credibility and real-life modern drivability. It’s fast enough, but not too loud, long legged and is easy to drive and is ready-made fun for all the family. We invite you to have a look at the Silverstone Festival and start planning how you would fit out the interior ready for those long weekends away. A smart example of the sought after Type-2 ‘Early-Bay’, which has benefited from a recent restoration and is now ready to be personalised, this is an unmissable opportunity. More Details Lot 605 Bid On Lot 605