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1966 VW Split Screen Camper Van. Right Hand Drive. Dormobile Pop Top Roof. Walkthrough. Ultimate Specification!

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A rare and one off opportunity to purchase a split screen in the most sought after specification! Be aware that if you are looking to buy one of these buses, it is very rare that a bus of this build quality and spec comes along!

This bus is a factory Right Hand Drive vehicle and an original UK supplied Split Screen first registered in the UK 17/11/1966. Finding genuine UK RHD buses is becoming very hard now.

The bus is particularly desirable in that it is also a walk through model meaning that you can walk straight through from the driving / cabin area into the rear without the need to exit the vehicle. This is very useful in general but this feature particularly comes into play if you were to pull up at a campsite in bad weather.

The bus is also an original Dormobile conversion meaning that it features the full width side elevating pop top roof, an absolutely iconic feature oozing 1960s essence from every angle. Not only does the pop top add significant headroom, ventilation and feel to the bus, there is also an additional option to install bunk frames up the top to create a 4 berth bus if desired (Please call to discuss).

This bus has had an absolute fortune spent in recent years and it is a bus we have known for quite some time now. There was an affiliation with the renowned chef Jamie Oliver who used this bus on some of his cooking tours / programmes. There are photographs of Jamie with the bus in its previous colours that can be seen with other pictures of it showing the registration to prove this.

Stripped right back, professionally repaired and fully repainted in iconic year correct VW colours, Sea Blue / Cumulus White. Finished to a glass like shine throughout. Pop top roof also restored at the same time with a replacement light yellow canopy to compliment the sea blue effectively. This has been a very thorough restoration.

Reconditioned 1600TP engine built and complete with twin ICT-34 Weber carburettors for uprated power and fuel performance. Straight axle gearbox allows for cruising and sensible speeds with comfort and Empi quick shift gear linkage kit installed for improved gear change. Brake servo for uprated performance.

Power Steering (PAS) has been added also to ease manoeuvrability and aid parking. This is a really comforting bonus.

Superb brightwork throughout including polished front opening safari windows, polished stainless bumpers front and rear and chrome 15ā€™ā€™ original style alloy wheels. That is over Ā£2,500 alone just for these added components.

High specification bespoke interior to also include the following,

 

  • Custom headliner finished in original style perforated off white vinyl throughout. Neatly finished around pop top aperture.
  • Hard flooring with durable hard wearing Edelweiss Lino.
  • Hand crafted wood cabinetry built using lightweight materials and veneered in oak to include bed skirting board and main side facing cabinet with cupboard for storage.
  • SMEV sink / single gas burner unit with all associated plumbing and cold tap.
  • Full width Rusty Lee Rock nā€™ roll bed acting as a 3 person forward facing seat for passengers that folds down with ease to create a full width bed.
  • Flip down Rusty Lee buddy seat to match behind passenger seat.
  • 3 Point Seat Belts retrofitted for both front seats. 3x 2 point lap belts across bed frame at back for passengers. All finished in grey with chrome buckles.
  • Full curtain track set with curtains resplendent with the buses interior black out lined for privacy and bolster cushions to match.
  • Full leather interior in beige with blue piping and fluted embellishments on seats and door cards.
  • Oak detachable island table with chrome island leg and pedestal.
  • Luxurious wood rim steering wheel.
  • Retrosounds Model Two radio for period looking effect but complete with iPhone connectivity.
  • Triple USB point in front.

Overall one of the best Split Screens you will ever find. Comes freshly serviced and with 12 months MOT even though no longer required by law for peace of mind. Delivery nationwide / worldwide.

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