Sold for: £22,478
The paintwork is all new, but there are a few minor imperfections and some cracking on one corner of the fibreglass pop-top elevating roof.
The interior has been completely reupholstered, with new door cards and trim panels, new flooring (yellow Marmoleum flooring in the habitation area and carpet in the cab area) has been fitted. The original cab seats have been re-upholstered and the vehicle has been fitted with a full width 'Rusty Lee' rock-'n-roll bed with new upholstery, all finished in white and yellow vinyl. A new sink unit has been fitted with tap, water pump and water container and a gas hob, all under a glass top. A 12v 'Vitrifrigo' fridge is also fitted, all within a new kitchen unit which has a slide-out tray, a lift-up table and a cutlery drawer. There is an overhead locker, with a free standing slide-out table stored under it. The fittings have been made by 'The Camper Shak'. The original curtain tracks have been re-fitted with their sliders and new curtain hooks fitted (curtains not provided). A spare wheel cover in matching vinyl trim has been fitted. The original jack and a replacement wheel brace are present.
The engine is a brand new 1642cc 'mild' cam unit from VW Heritage and is fitted with twin EMPI 34 ICT carburetors and electronic ignition. The engine has only done 105 miles since installation and requires running in for another 400 miles after which the oil should be changed and then the carburetors set up properly on a rolling road. At present the engine is somewhat sluggish, being very tight out-of-the-box and the carburetors cannot be set up properly until it has been run in.
The only main component that hasn't been renewed or restored is the gearbox which was found to be in excellent condition. The driveshafts and universal joints have been renewed.
The original front beam axle, suspension, steering and brakes have been dispensed with and replaced with a new beam by 'Red 9 Design', incorporating fully adjustable suspension with 'Spax' shock absorbers and the steering changed to rack and pinion steering instead of the old steering box. The disc brakes have been renewed with the later model T2 Bay Window brakes. The rear suspension has been replaced with lowered spring plates and Spax adjustable shock absorbers and new bump stops and doughnuts. The rear brakes have been renewed to the original pattern. New alloy wheels and correct load-rated radial tyres have ben fitted all round, including the spare wheel.
The vehicle has been completely rewired with a new wiring loom manufactured by a specialist vehicle loom maker, to the original pattern but update to modern day standards. All lights have been renewed and the vehicle is fitted with a new alternator and new battery. The vehicle also has a new leisure battery with wiring loom to interior lights and 12 v supply to fridge. their are ample 12v sockets fitted, an inboard battery charger and a mains 240v hook-up hidden in the engine compartment. There is a mains voltage fuse board and 240v sockets provided. The entertainment system has been renewed with a new 4-speaker 'classic' style DAB radio with USB point. The original dynamo has been changed for an alternator and electronic ignition has been fitted.
Vehicle type: Volkswagen T2 Bay Window Devon Conversions Campervan Date of first registration: 01 April 1972, so it is a 'Crossover' model. Registration mark: RCO 491K Chassis No: 2222109521 No of previous keepers: 8 V5 present, vehicle not imported Date of MOT: expired 21 March 2019 (expired during lockdown and not renewed - not required by law due to vehicle age) Indicated mileage: 15419 (not warranted) - mileage at last MOT 15314 (not warranted) I have a few old receipts and MOT certificates from before I owned the vehicle and I have every invoice for all parts, materials and labour costs for the restoration. I also have a complete photographic record of the restoration over the 10-year period. The vehicle will be sold with a full 'Just Kampers' luxury cover included.