The UK Sports Cars Showroom
1963 VW Split Screen Camper Van – Genuine Factory Right Hand Drive – Show Winning Condition + Original Devon Interior
The best of the best and as good as it gets! This bus is a genuine factory supplied Right Hand Drive vehicle from new, not a conversion like so many others. The bus left the factory on the 25th June 1963 and has a certificate of provenance from Germany proving its authenticity.
The restoration of this bus is one of the best we have ever seen. It has been carried out with extreme precision and finished to a meticulous nature retaining as much originality as possible. Every single panel is straight as an arrow and the paintwork gleams in original and year correct colours, Sea Blue / Cumulus White.
One major original feature of this bus is the engine, which is the original block from new! This is almost unheard on a Split Screen and we have obtained a letter from the Stiftung VW Museum in Germany to confirm this.
The engine of course has been completely rebuilt with reconditioned heads, new pistons and barrels, new oil pump, electronic ignition, Bosch Distributor etc. Combined with a completely rebuilt transmission, this setup is delightful and runs smoothly having no issues keeping up with modern traffic.
Full new braking system on the bus with the uprated VW Jim servo for optimum braking performance. The brakes on this bus are fantastic and can be compared to that of a new vehicle, which is a bold statement to make on any classic car.
Front beam and entire suspension setup overhauled, new accelerator linkage, king and link pins overhauled / rebuilt, underside of body rust protected and waxoyled, New clutch and release bearing, New 12V wiring loom,
The very rare and original Devon interior has been reconditioned sympathetically to retain as much originality as possible but to also give a fresh look showing only enough patina needed to give off original 1960’s feel / nostalgia. This interior looks and feels incredible. All of the black worktops have been reconditioned professionally as well as brand new upholstered bed cushions in correct Devon style colours.
Anyone who is aware of the Devon interior will know how rare and incredibly sought after these are. Seats fold down to make a bed.
12V sockets in the front along with a CD player/ Radio unit, 12V lighting and 240V mains hookup with 13A socket.
One of the best Split Screen buses we have ever come across and an amazing investment opportunity. Comes freshly serviced and MOT’d.