The UK Sports Cars Showroom
1962 VW Split Screen Camper Van – German Built & Right Hand Drive. Fully Restored.
A stunning early bus that we are proud to offer for sale. Plenty of desirable early features sought after amongst collectors and enthusiasts including the iconic small rear window and tailgate, flat wheel arches, ice pick cab door handles and the original full width front bench seat.
This bus has been subject to an enormous restoration involving stripping the bus right back to reveal any areas of concern prior to replacing whatever was necessary prior to meticulously preparing, priming and repainting in stunning light VW pastel blue / cream. The underside was then carefully rust protected to ensure that the bus stays in its current condition for many decades to come, far superior now to what it would have been from factory in 1962.
New 12V wiring loom and fuse box. IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) kit with IRS gearbox to allow for more luxurious ride quality and a higher top end speed in 4th gear. The engine has also been upgraded to a fully reconditioned 1600 Twin Port unit which starts on the turn of a key and runs effortlessly with all new ancillaries. The bus looks stunning on its rare and original set of 15’’ steel wheels with brand new polished stainless hubcaps.
The interior has been cleverly engineered specifically for this bus and features the following:
- Bespoke cabinet designed to cover the full width of the bulkhead with an extended section at the far end in order to house all required appliances. Lightwood veneered finish with Pastel blue laminate top to match the exterior of the bus and complete with retro Devon edging trim to retain period features.
- Matching blue laminate fold up sections on both ends of cabinet for additional work top space.
- Vinyl Tile flooring in Wedgewood Blue & Ice secured with adhesive to 9mm hard ply under flooring for a firm hard wearing floor.
- Matching overhead locker unit for additional lightweight storage.
- Bespoke matching blue laminate table shaped to look like a VW Split Screen. Complete with chrome pedestal and leg for easy detachment when required.
- Full width custom Rock n’ Roll Bed. 3-Person Rear Seat that folds down to make a very large and comfortable double bed.
- Bed cushion set upholstered in comfortable dark grey fabric.
- Waeco Fridge.
- Leisure Battery & Split Charge Relay Kit
- SMEV double gas burner unit
- SMEV large sink unit
- Propex Gas Heating System.
- Plenty of cupboard and storage space
- Camping Gas bottle located underneath bed frame in custom container
- 240V Mains Hookup System with 13A socket and consumer unit.
Comes with 12 months MOT even though no longer required by law for further added peace of mind.