1969 VW T2 Camper Van - Bay Window - Investment Grade, Stunning Restoration! *SURELY THE BEST ON THE MARKET - PRIZE WINNING*

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Seller: westyorkshireclassiccars (62) 100%, Location: Huddersfield, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 142999215607 Up for sale is this simply stunning and timelessly iconic 1969 VW T2 Westfalia Campervan, which has quite possibly got to be one of, if not the very best example of one of these that we’ve come across, and has been maintained absolutely regardless of cost by its former owner. The van has undergone what is, in my eyes, the ultimate restoration, keeping the interior mostly original, whilst totally restoring the exterior and rebuilding the engine to an exceptional standard. As testament to the quality of the work done, she took 3rd in show at the Harewood VW Show in 2014. No, this isn’t the cheapest Bay Window on the market, but we think you’d be very hard pushed to find one as good as this at anything under £30,000. Prices of these have been on the rise for many years now, and don’t seem like they’ll be slowing down any time soon. As a quick run down, some of the features that this van boasts include; Fully reconditioned engine in 2014, which has since only covered 400 milesSubtly lowered suspensionStiffened springs, and uprated anti-roll barDrive-away awningRear seat belts12 volt outlets and leisure battery circuit, as well as drop down TVAnd much, much more! To start, the van started its life off in 1969, and was first registered in America in 1970. It lived there for most of its life until it was brought back to the UK, and had the restoration work carried out. These old buses tend to rot very happily, although this example in particular is 100% original metal throughout, making something of a real rarity in that respect. We are selling the van on behalf of her owner, who has quite literally spared no expense maintaining it, and keeping it in the wonderful shape that it’s in. Bodily, the van is in no less than totally exceptional condition. The white over pastel orange paintwork was sprayed around 5 years ago, and there is absolutely no sign of any bubbling or blistering whatsoever. All the metalwork is dead straight, as you can see from the photos, and there is of course no sign of any filler anywhere. The door gaps are all just right, and everything shuts with a reassuring (and very German!) clunk. Whilst I am always incredibly wary of describing anything as being ‘perfect’, I really do feel that the exterior of this van deserves it! The bumpers and chromework are all in lovely shape, and without any scruffs or scrapes anywhere than I can find. Also, being an earlier model T2, it features the lower (and much prettier) indicators and the front steps, which were relocated and removed from ‘72 onwards. The underside is just as exceptional as the exterior, with everything having been lightly undersealed after the restoration to help protect it against British roads. I have included many photos of the underside below, so please do have a look. It goes without saying that I cannot imagine there will be any cause for concern under there almost indefinitely, if the van is maintained as it has been so far. The engine bay too, is immaculately clean. The engine itself has been painted the same pastel orange as the exterior, and really does look wonderful. There’s no sign of any oil leaks or any sort of unpleasantness in there whatsoever. The engine is the 1600cc unit, but has been completely rebuilt at great expense, and has only covered 400 miles since. Added to this, it is fitted with twin Weber Carbs, and has been professionally tuned. As such, it performs faultlessly, always effortlessly bursting into life, even from cold, all with that unmistakable aircooled rasp! I absolutely love the interior of this van! So often, cars and campers that have been restored end up getting totally new interiors too, which I do think can rather rob them a little of their charm. Happily, the interior here is in very good condition, and I can only assume is original to the van, albeit with renewed foam to make them as comfortable as they would’ve been when new. The front seats are in lovely condition, and whilst there is a little fading here and there to the red and yellow checked rear interior as you might expect, they too are still in fantastic condition, and are incredibly comfy! This has a Rock and Roll bed fitted, as well as a top bunk, which again is in very good condition. It also has the original cooler box, rather having been retrofitted with a fridge, which is a nice feature. I don’t want to say that the interior is totally immaculate, (although it is certainly close), but it has just the right amount of patina that you might expect from a van that has been loved and incredibly well cared for throughout its lifetime. There has been a drop down TV added in the roof which is totally out of the way when it is up, and a face-off digital radio fitted discreetly in the glovebox. The Westfalia roof opens and closes easily, and the canvas itself is in very good shape, and I would imagine is original to the van. In the interests of full disclosure, there is a tiny rip which has been taped up, but it is right at the very top near where the canvas meets the fibreglass roof. As such, I wouldn’t expect it to get any worse, and also won’t let any water in either when the roof is popped up. On the road, it really is absolutely great fun to drive, and behaves itself beautifully. It is surprisingly easy to get used to it being left hand drive, and it is also an incredibly comfortable driving position behind the wheel. Whilst the brakes do certainly take a little getting used to, as they do in any older vehicle, they work very well, and the van stops nice and cleanly, all in a straight line. These have never been renowned for their razor-sharp handling, but having the stiffer suspension and uprated anti-roll bar do seem to make a very nice difference, taking away so much of the vague steering that these tend to have normally! Of course, this won’t be setting any land speed records any time soon, but she is more than capable of keeping up with modern traffic easily, and zips along very nicely. I’ve done a fair few miles in her, both around town and on the motorway, and the whole thing really is a very pleasant experience indeed. All in all, this really does have to be one of the very best VW Campers on the market at the moment. It has a desirable spec and colour scheme, and I really do love the nature of the restoration, keeping so many bits as original as possible. It would make a perfect show vehicle, but would also be perfect for using as God intended, and taking it out to the coast for a weekend away. As with anything of this age, regardless of condition, I’m sure there could be little insignificant niggles that I’ve yet to discover, but there’s no sign of anything at all yet and absolutely nothing that would stop me jumping in it immediately and hitting the road. As I said before, the prices of these have been constantly rising recently, and I can’t see that money in the bank would be quite as much fun as this! The van is of course tax and MOT exempt, too, with the bonus of incredibly cheap insurance from classic specialists. The van is located in Halifax, although nationwide delivery is available at incredibly reasonable prices, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a quote. Whilst I feel I have described and photographed the camper as accurately and honestly as I can, there is of course no substitute for seeing it in the flesh. I would always prefer the van to be fully inspected first before any money changing hands, to ensure that you are totally happy. The van is of course sold as seen, with no warranty implied or given. We are always looking for good quality classics, so part exchanges are always welcome! Please note - we are not affiliated with West Riding Morris Minors! Please get in touch with any questions or queries you may have, or to arrange a viewing.Either email info@westyorkshireclassiccars.com, or ring on 07846584193.Cash on collection or bank transfer only! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are an independent Classic Car dealership, specialising in BMC, Rover and British Leyland vehicles. We have recently made the leap into selling on eBay, (hence our tiny feedback score!), but pride ourselves on our totally honest approach to trading. We will never try to hide anything about the cars we have for sale, and any problem areas that we are aware of will always be mentioned and photographed. Unlike so many dealers and sellers on eBay, we are truly fanatical about classic cars, and will always do our very best to go out of our way to ensure that you will be as happy with your purchase as possible. Condition: Used, Condition: *Please see listing for full description and 45+ photos*, Type: Campervan, Subtype: Camper Van, Model Year: 1969, Manufacturer: Volkswagen, Model: T2, Engine Size: 1600, Transmission: Manual, Mileage: 89000, Year of Registration: 1970, Fuel Type: Petrol, V5 Registration Document: Present, Colour: Orange

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