The UK Sports Cars Showroom
1965 VW Split Screen Camper Van. Stunning Example having been meticulously restored. Very Rare Type 23-04 Model with unique features.
Offered for sale is this absolutely delightful VW Split Screen camper van from 1965. Out of the hundreds of buses we have sold throughout the years, this is the only one we have ever seen with this unique and rare specification.
The bus features an elevated bulkhead section with sliding glass located in between the rear and the front cab (behind the front seats) providing a limousine style feel reducing noise in the cabin when driving. By sliding the glass open or shut you can choose whether to converse with passengers in the rear. The bus also features rare side ‘bell’ flashing indicators along with its standard flashers, which look fantastic and are in perfect working order adding even further to the buses individuality.
We know the bus very well having sold it before as part of a collection in 2016. The bus has been sympathetically restored, having been imported from a dry climate means that the bus has had an easy life and required very little repair work prior to repaint. The bus has been painted in the iconic and desirable 1960s Volkswagen colour ‘Lotus White’, and the paintwork prepared by ourselves to a glass like finish. We have also fitted an enormous amount of expensive extras including new Polished Stainless Safari front opening windows, chrome VW badge, door mirrors, mesh light covers, chrome aerial, stainless side step and the full polished stainless deluxe trim kit complete with red insert.
The bus has a strong reconditioned twin port engine running on dual carburettors which provide plenty of power throughout the gear range to handle modern day roads and traffic. Regularly serviced and well maintained with no expense spared.
Beautiful bespoke interior features twin facing rear seating and a full width rock n’ roll bed. This is a three person forward facing rear seat that folds down to create a large and comfortable double bed for camping. There is also a detachable table with a fold down leg that can be removed with ease and two bespoke flip down cabinets, one on each cargo door for added surface space.
Headliner professionally installed in year correct perforated off white vinyl and complete reupholstery of entire seating and door cards in cream vinyl with light green inserts and stitching. Inertia rear seatbelts and other belts installed throughout for added safety.
Please note that we specialise in the restoration of these vehicles and in particular, the build and installation of bespoke interiors from start to finish. We are able to easily remove the current interior layout and build a brand new interior from scratch to your exact specification if required. This can include gas cookers, sinks, fridges, change of upholstery, curtains etc.
The importance in buying one of these vehicles lies strictly within its provenance and the quality of the vehicle itself. Interior amendments are easily changeable for us and we are always delighted to work with our customers to create their dream bus.