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

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 238 Registration: FKJ 271C Chassis No.: 215016172 Estimate: £50,000 - £60,000 Specialist: Richard Greenhalgh Telephone No: 07948 152921 Lot 716 1964 Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) ‘Double Door Walk-Through’ Camper The Type 2 presented here is extremely rare and widely considered to be one of only three ‘Double-Door-Walk-Through’ campers still remaining. Its type, configuration and history are supported by both the all-important ‘M-Code’ plate and chassis number plate, which are proudly still in place, denoting it as the ‘holy- grail’ - cargo doors right and left/walk-through. Built in Germany on 26th August 1964, this Type 2 was exported new to San Francisco whereupon renowned camper company, EZ Campers of Little Rock, California, set about installing one of their bespoke interiors with accessories before it was sold through the main Volkswagen Dealership. This camper still retains its exceptionally rare and highly desirable EZ front steps. The slogan at the time proudly declared ‘EZ Camper will convert your VW 211 Van into a wonderful weekend cabin on wheels!’. This particular Type 2, with its double doors on both sides, lends itself to this mantra perfectly, with the potential for a tent awning on either flank. It is known to have spent most of its life in the Sacramento area, having been owned by a local airport worker. After a period of inactivity, it was bought at a VW Show in Vallejo by Vintage Warehouse who are a globally renowned company specialising in unique and unusual Volkswagens. It was used by the company owner for a number of years, and it was during this period that it was fitted with its pop-top and double-roof bunk arrangement. It became something of a star after appearing in a series of ‘Tent Day’ photo-shoots which are very well known to Volkswagen aficionados. These images are present in the history file, along with much more. The camper was imported into the UK in 2005 and subsequently subjected to a no-expense-spared traditional method of restoration by VolksWorld show-winners, Haywood Classic & Custom. It presents well in the sophisticated colour combination of Agave Green (L240) and Silver White (L820). Using the original EZ Campers template, whilst retaining the original EZ pull-down bed, the whole interior has been significantly upgraded with the use of teak and marine-ply, all professionally installed and French polished. The leather seating was created by the multi-show winning Bernard Newbury Auto Interiors. It has been completely rewired and fitted with an Eberspacher heater, very effective in these vehicles, and great attention has been paid to insulation and sound deadening. With its EZ bed and double-roof bunk beds, it comfortably sleeps four people. The engine is a genuine new-old-stock 1,600cc twin-port single carb and points Volkswagen unit purchased directly from the Volkswagen factory in Mexico. This was sourced and installed with all new ancillaries (fuel pump, uprated alternator etc.) in 2008. The gearbox was overhauled by ‘Bears Motor Sport UK’ in 2016, and the brakes have been upgraded with discs on the front and drums at the rear. The restoration was completed in 2012, and the ownership file contains many receipts from that period, totalling approximately £50,000. Purchased by our vendor from our Silverstone Classic Sale in 2018, we are told that it has covered less than 200 miles during current ownership, just a trip to Goodwood and back. It’s supplied with a brand-new canvas bell tent that can clip onto the side of the camper. The current displayed mileage is 11,118 miles, presumably since the rebuild. Offered freshly serviced with a new MOT before sale. Believed to be one of only three Original factory ‘Double-Door-Walk-Through’ Campers remaining in the world and benefitting from a detailed restoration. More Details Lot 716 Bid On Lot 716