The UK Sports Cars Showroom
1966 VW Split Screen Camper Van. Right Hand Drive. German Built. Pop Top Roof. Canterbury Pitt.
We are proud to offer for sale what we consider to be the absolute best when it comes to specification and condition for a VW Split Screen Camper. This is a genuine German built bus supplied new to the UK in factory Right Hand Drive format in 1966. RHD buses are in great demand in this country and especially those featuring original pop top roofs as this one does. The roof is an original Canterbury Pitt which was a popular conversion company in the 1960s that renovated these buses from their original seating format to camper vans, which in turn has been ultimately responsible for their now global reputation as being campers!
This is a bus we know very well having sold it before 8 years ago to a gentleman who has cherished and loved it ever since. We have now purchased it back due to the owner developing a bad back that meant he was sadly no longer able to use the bus. The bus has been carefully garaged and meticulously cared for throughout his ownership. Prior to this the bus had undergone an extensive bare metal restoration which involved stripping the bus back to its shell and replacing absolutely every area of rust before thoroughly preparing and painting the shell in original and highly desirable 1960s colours, Titian Red / Beige Grey. The panel gaps and bodywork are impressive throughout and far superior to the finish you would have expected from the VW factory in the 1960s. Stunning original 14’’ steel wheels with brand new polished VW chrome hub caps and correct commercial rated whitewall tyres fitted less than 10 miles ago. This really sets the bus off!
The interior is currently the original Canterbury Pitt interior from the 1960s which is in the best condition we have ever seen and complete with the original table, sink area and manual whale pump. These are highly sought after items amongst enthusiasts and often go missing over the years! I would encourage anyone to retain the beautiful original interior but equally if it is not to your taste / preference then we are happy to exchange it for one of our more modern / bespoke interiors that we specialise in and have done for many years.
Wonderful Burgundy fluted vinyl seats, cushions and door cards with off white piping to sit resplendent with the exterior of the vehicle. This really gives this bus a luxurious and classy feel throughout. Reconditioned engine and gearbox and mostly stock mechanics means the bus drives exactly how it should do with a positive throttle response and comfortable suspension. Comes freshly MOT’d for added peace of mind even though this is no longer a legal requirement on classic vehicles and freshly serviced / checked over.