The UK Sports Cars Showroom
1965 VW Split Screen Camper Van – Factory Right Hand Drive – Nut & Bolt Restoration. Massive Specification. BESPOKE INTERIOR OF CHOICE
An absolute peach! German Factory built, 1965 bus in Right Hand Drive (not a conversion). It is so difficult to find a Right Hand Drive bus as good as this mainly because they are normally restored to be kept by their owners forever more and rarely come on the market. This is a rare occasion where due to a change of circumstances by the previous owner, we are able to offer the bus for sale.
This bus has been subject to a comprehensive restoration that involved the entire shell being stripped of every nut and bolt placed on a 360° rotisserie so that the entire shell could be attended to from every angle with meticulous detail. Every single spec of rust was addressed before the shell was primed and then the shell was fully re-sprayed in year correct original Volkswagen colours, Sealing Wax Red & Beige Grey. This is one of the all time favourite colour schemes for a Splitty. The paintwork on the bus is absolutely stunning and has been flatted and machine polished to a glass like smooth finish.
After the bodywork was finished, The entire mechanical setup on the bus was replaced with brand new & reconditioned components including a brand new Weed Eater front beam complete with all new suspension and disc brake conversion on the front, Independent rear suspension setup complete with all new components matched with a reconditioned IRS gearbox. New brakes all round. New 12V wiring loom & fuse box. Reconditioned Steering box and all new steering components, all of this combined with a powerful reconditioned 1776cc Engine running on Twin Webers for ultimate performance specification.
Exterior extras are all of the highest possible quality and include Polished stainless rear side opening windows with matching front Safari windows supplied by Creative Engineering as well as brand new polished stainless front badge. Porsche Fuch Reproduction Alloys, Polished Stainless Roof Rack + Side Ladder (All these items alone comes to around £2,500)
Endless invoices for replacement parts during restoration. Absolutely no expense spared and no stone left unturned throughout the entire process.
Interior currently comprises of full reupholstery throughout in matching red / grey vinyl. Bulkhead section removed to allow front passenger seats to be turned around to create a larger living area in the rear (We have the bulkhead so this can easily be reinstated if you prefer), Full width Rock n’ Roll bed & rear overhead cabinet and a basic side seating arrangement.
PLEASE NOTE that if this particular interior does not take your fancy, this is not an issue at all as bespoke camping interiors are our forte meaning that we can build any interior specification of your choice for this bus including upholstery, headliner etc. Please see our website for details of our Bespoke Split Screen Interiors which are hand built to order.