STUNNING CONCOURSE VW TYPE 2 1971 EARLY BAY FOR SALE 1971. THE BUILD Since 2011 the bus has undergone a bare shell ground up nut and bolt rebuild from an un-welded, rock solid Californian shell, to a multi show winning work of art that has covered less than 2000 miles since completion, (AND OVER £56,000 SPENT). With all receipts present. All work was carried out by the absolute best in the business. Please see details below: The mechanics, rewire and final build was all undertaken by Type 2 Detectives in Burwell Cambs. The units TV holder and rock and roll bed was undertaken by SJH Joinery in Derby (luxury boat and camping interiors) The trimming to seats door cards kick panels was undertaken by Edge Automotive Rugby. The preparation and painting was undertaken by RAD (reflex auto design) in Daventry. All the companies were carefully selected due to their award winning work. MECHANICS AND RUNING GEAR Stage 3 lowering including chassis notch at rear and narrowed front beam. Front is on air shocks with compressor. Ride can be lowered or raised whilst driving. New 1641 Engine built by type 2, twin carbs, skimmed heads, chrome tin ware, vintage speed stainless steel exhaust, stainless breather box and electronic ignition. Fire boy fire suppression system linked to fuel solenoid in case of engine bay fire. All fuel lines are 25 year Bio fuel and ethanol safe. New gearbox, drive shafts rear shocks and spring plates. Petrol tank removed acid dipped and powder coated. New wiring loom with the addition of tachometer, oil pressure and temperature gauges. Leisure battery is with intelligent charger on 240v or 110v hook up cable for camping. New brake servo, new steering box, new alloy Radar wheels and tyres including spare. Front brake upgrade to disks all new, new drums and brake shoes on rear. EXTERIOR Completely rust free shell before work started, all the small dents were lead flow filled there is no filler at all in bodywork. It then underwent a bare metal re spray, with multi coats of high build primer and then multi coats of paint. Paintwork was then flattened and polished to give a mirror finish. Underside was all under sealed and cavities were given two doses of wax oil injection. Glass was replaced where sand from desert had made it obscure. Rear tailgate has a safari window fitted, which can be opened when camping. New UK headlights and indicator, rear reverse lights converted to indicators as US turn lamps not legal in UK. New window rubbers all round including deluxe chrome trim. All door handles re chromed and all lock barrels renewed, but configured to take existing original keys. She was registered in Los Angeles in July 1971. Also included is over 400 pictures of the restoration and all receipts scanned and on USB key. INTERIOR New handmade white smooth headlining and tailor made carpets. Passenger seat fitted with Captains chair bracket so it can turn 180 degrees to face sleeping area. Propex gas night heating fitted along with computerised battery monitor and alarm from a boat. 240v 3KW inverter with 3 pin sockets. 24 inch LED TV with Pure iPod dock which outputs video as well as audio to TV and 5 speakers Giving a theatre sound whilst watching tv. Includes sub under bed. All seats, bed, door cards, kick panels and even spare wheel cover all covered in Oyster Napa leather, piped in exact yellow of paintwork. Curtains are made from Shirt material imported from Honolulu. Sewn by VW Camper curtains in Lincolnshire. All the units are solid oak and handcrafted. Front seats are from a Porsche 924, rebolstered and covered in Oyster Napa leather, with Bentley check through all leather trimmed goods. She has a gas hob, 12v fridge and sink with electric pumped water. Waste and clean containers are below sink. A retro sound stereo was fitted to front with 4 speakers. All speakers hidden, and none in doors or kick panels, she has under counter LED lighting and all spot lights are LED, she also has new painted bumpers, in fact every nut and bolt were renewed. ON THE ROAD As you can imagine, she drives beautifully, in fact better than new, as you would expect with the amount of modern upgrades, it feels like you are driving a modern retro vehicle rather than a 46 year old classic V Dub bus. MOT AND TAX She has MOT till next June and road tax is free. SUMMARY You often see type 2 restorations being sold with large tickets, but on close scrutiny they often do not stand up to expectations, well not in this case, I have seen thousands of VW buses in shows and ralliea from all over the UK, I have been all over this wonderful masterpiece of a bus and can honestly say that I have never in my life seen anything that even comes close to it , the finish is just sublime and a testament to all those that took part in creating this wonderful masterpiece, this is an extremely well thought out build to make it the best it can possibly be. To create a bus with this specification at today’s prices would cost in the region of of £70,000. Since this masterpiece was created she has covered less than 2,000 miles in 5 years, she has been in Volksworld magazine in which she was taken for a days photo shoot in Cambridge. She has always been garaged, and never been used in the rain or winter time. Todays asking price of £37,500 is nearly half of what it would cost now to build.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Camper Vans, Classic Cars, Volkswagen|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||July 8, 2017 4:42 pm|