1970 VW Microbus

Silverfish Camper

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
Autosport International - The Racing Car Show
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1NT UK
Saturday 16th January 2009
Collectors' Items at 12.30pm
Motor Cars at 3.00pm
Registration Number: EU Taxes paid Chassis Number: 2292077042
At around the same time as German Beetle production ceased, manufacture of the bay window Type-2 vans was also coming to an end in 1978-79. Volkswagen decided to mark the demise of the T2 with a commemorative model and a batch of 600 were built with a distinctive specification. Just like the Last Edition Beetles, these vans were painted metallic silver, and the edition Type 2 was known in Germany as the ‘Silberfisch’ (hence the anglicised name of ‘Silverfish’) or the Last Edition Bus. Very few of these last edition buses have survived – it is believed that only 8 are known to exist. The ‘Silverfish’ had a decidedly above-average equipment specification, featu