Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Mileage 
    86 657 mi / 139 461 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    237131334
  • Engine number 
    ADR3215
  • Lot number 
    69
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    3
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Entered from the Gilder Group Collection

- Reputedly converted in period by EZ Camper Inc of Littlerock, California

- Uprated suspension, twin carbs, Beetle 1303 gearbox, 'gas burner' alloys etc

This handsome left-hand drive Splitscreen camper was supplied new to the USA and is believed to have been converted in period by EZ Camper Inc. of Littlerock California. Having spent the best part of forty years across The Pond it was then imported to the UK in May 2006, since when it has formed part of the Gilder Group Collection. It is finished in the striking combination of Black over Cream, while the sparkling interior features White leather upholstery, veneered fittings and Black and White cheque flooring. The Vee Dub boasts numerous upgrades that include: lowered and uprated suspension; twin carburettors; Beetle 1303 four-speed gearbox; and factory 'gas burner' alloy wheels, while its comprehensive internal specification includes cooker, fridge etc. The odometer currently indicates a total mileage of 86,657 and the Camper is being sold complete with an MOT valid into March 2018. The vendor informs us that the Splitscreen 'stops traffic' and we don't doubt it for a minute.

The Volkswagen Type 2 (the Type 1 was the Beetle) has long since acquired cult status courtesy of such diverse celebrity owners as Jamie Oliver, Martin Clunes, Roger Daltry and Jenson Button. It has been home to generations of travelling Australians, helped hippies survive the '60s/'70s and become the transport of choice for many a surfer. Variously available in Van, Bus, Pick-up and Camper guises, it would probably have been nicknamed the 'car that changed the world' if the Model T hadn't got there first. The original Splitscreen T1 version was launched in 1950 and produced in Germany until 1967 and Brazil until 1975. It was initially powered by a rear-mounted 1100cc flat-four engine producing a modest 24bhp, but later versions like the sale car had rather more potent 1600cc ones.