The UK Sports Cars Showroom
1966 VW Split Screen Camper Van. Right Hand Drive with the Ultimate Mechanical Specification!
It comes as an absolute delight for us to offer this bus to the market. It is becoming harder and harder to find buses built to this kind of specification and standard as the cost involved of the restoration and build often outweighs the resale value. It is for this reason that buses are only built like this by owners who intend to keep them forever more, which is why no expense is spared. However in this instance, a change in family circumstances has meant that this bus is now available for a lucky new owner to enjoy it without the hassle, time and expense.
This is a genuine Right Hand Drive bus that has undergone an enormous amount of work in recent years all completed by UK VW specialists. The underside has been stripped and prepared to a very high standard. Any areas of rust have being carefully replaced with fresh steel panels. Brand new 12V wiring loom installed completely overhauling the old electrical system.
New adjustable front beam, IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) Conversion & 15’’ Radar alloy wheels + tyres make for one of the best rides you could wish for on a Splitty. This arrangement combined with a front disc brake conversion, recon gearbox, 1600cc engine and a Creative Engineering steering rack to replace the old-fashioned steering box means this bus now has what we consider to be the ultimate split screen mechanical specification! The drive is far superior to the vast majority of buses on the road and this mechanical setup alone can easily cost in excess of £15,000 to do properly.
The Fabulous 1960s pastel colours set this bus off and complete with all of the expensive and sought after bells and whistles including the polished stainless front VW emblem, 5 bow polished stainless roof rack and plenty of new chrome throughout give this bus an awesome appearance from every possible angle whilst retaining the all important retro feel.
The bespoke interior features a ¾ width Rock n’ Roll bed and a twin rear facing seat arrangement so that four people can comfortably sit around the table for dinner whilst camping.
Wonderful upholstery throughout in cream vinyl resplendent with blue piping and blue stitched insert sections. Custom chequered blue curtains with individual bespoke stainless railing and plenty of storage space in draws, cupboards etc. Headliner professionally installed in cream vinyl complete down to the waistline.
Comes with 12 months MOT for peace of mind even though it no longer requires one by law and is also road tax fee exempt. Insurance Valuation Certificate can be provided upon request. Expect the classic car insurance to be very reasonable and we are happy to recommend insurers. An ideal investment opportunity with these buses steadily increasing in value.
We specialise in these vehicles so can make any modifications / additions that you require. If there is anything in particular you are unsure of or that does not suit your personal preference please contact us to let as know. There is always a solution.