Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Mileage 
    85 700 mi / 137 921 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    237086732
  • Engine number 
    F0058417
  • Lot number 
    18
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    3
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- One previous owner in USA

- Imported to UK in 2003 and then comprehensively restored by Wolfsburg VWs

- Featured in VolksWorld magazine in 2004, Teak interior

Volkswagen Type 2 camper vans are not common or garden fare, they are a lifestyle on wheels, beloved by generations of all manner of outdoor-oriented folk from hippies to surfers and those who simply enjoy, well, camping. They exude character in a way modern people carriers can only dream of and will continue to appreciate in value. All this and more was what led the vendor to go searching for a Splitscreen example to enjoy with his wife and baby boy. An advert by Wolfsburg VWs - Type 2 Specialists caught his eye back in 2003 and a call revealed they had imported 'HCK 101E' from San Diego and were in the process of comprehensively restoring it. It turned out to be a left-hand drive, rust-free, 1967 1500 van with Riviera camper conversion that had had just one American owner from new, and came with all its original paperwork - it was exactly what the vendor was looking for and so has owned ever since.

Wolfsburg left no stone unturned - all the mechanical components received attention, from engine to gearbox and steering to brakes etc. The body was treated to a bare metal respray in Pearl White and the interior was completely refurbished in oak-veneered board (in place of the original cheap veneered plywood) and Red upholstery. Westfalia-style roof racks were affixed to the top and an up-to-date sound system cunningly installed below the facia. The result was clearly stunning and suitably enthusiastically reported upon in the January 2004 issue of Volksworld magazine. These days the vendor classes the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, flat-four engine and four-speed manual gearbox as all being in 'good' condition, while the odometer currently displays an unwarranted 85,700 miles. Splitscreen Type 2 Vee Dubs with just two owners from new are a major rarity - especially in this condition.