1978 Volkswagen Campervan

Lot: 119

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 1.6L 1978 volkswagen campervan manual that has been with the current owner for the last 8 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores 83 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Even those VW Campervans that need lots of work appear to be selling at a premium which makes this lovely example, having recently benefitted from six thousand pounds worth of work, a very sensible choice. The work was extensive and included attention to the body, chassis, outriggers, floor pans and a full engine rebuild and upgrade to 1641cc with Webers and an Empi 4 into 1 exhaust.
Internally it has the original Berlin LHD spec trim, which in itself is rare, and the accommodation includes a rock and roll bed with cooker, fridge and running water and a good selection of well-finished cupboards. It also benefits from a 12v to 24v voltage converter.
There is a full photographic file detailing a lot of the recent improvements and that will accompany the van. A few minor "niggles" are detailed below and are easily sorted and so, in our opinion, this sound, cared for iconic Campervan only really needs a coat of paint to turn it into something special. 

Lot Details

Registration: AUE 936S RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1978 Engine size: 1.6L
Make: volkswagen Odometer reading (miles): 91
Model: campervan MOT expiry: 2016-10-15
Warranted: No Chassis number: 2382020503

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 83 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Fully rebuilt from chassis up inc: outriggers and chassis rails / lower side panels / rear arches and corners / complete front panel and deformation panels / new floor front and rear / rust free doors imported from California / window seals all round etc. New locks fitted all round. Would benefit from a respray. Every nut and bolt either restored or replaced.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Original (rare) vw LHD berlin interior fitted and recovered with vinyl finish.Gas cooker and electric running water all working. Fridge needs re-gassing and conecting to the electrical system. 12v to 24v converter. Cream door cards except side door. Clean Saab seats fitted. Double bed / rear seat good working order. Curtains / rails need replacing. New headlining required. All cupboards and drawers good working order.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine case recently align bored and crankshaft re-ground ( june 2015) New bearings / seals throughout. Oversized pistons and barrels (1641) fitted with larger valves. 4 into 1 empi exhaust.Twin webers ict 34's and engine breather system fitted. Excellent starter / runner. New HT leads / points / plugs fitted. New fuel lines and clips fitted. Fuel filler hose recently replaced.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Gearbox is a highly sought after model donated from a T25 giving better overall ratios. New clutch recently fitted prior to engine rebuild (June 2105). The gearshift selecter although workable is considerably worn and requires replacing. Some new parts will be provided.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Chassis solid having undergone full restoration and benefits from thorough Waxoyl treatment. Suspension original height. New CV boots recently fitted. O/S rear wheel bearing will need tightening ( MoT advisory). Original wheels fitted. Master cylinder and front calipers restored and replaced 2009.


Minor: Major:


One of the interior lights needs replacing. CD / radio and front door speakers working ok. Waterpump working ok. Ignition system fitted with specialist coil.

Vehicle History


Documents include original States of Jersey vehicle registration (previous owner), HM Revenue and Customs import docs together with DVLA certificates. All receipts/MoTs etc. present along with photo journal of restoration.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history