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VW 1973 Campervan with Early Westfalia Font Hinged Roof


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Reluctantly for sale is our adored family Campervan. Due to changes in work circumstances we now need to buy a second family car.

Manufactured on 5th May 1973. Exported to USA. Came to the UK in 2009 direct from Oakland, California

2 owners since being in the UK

1700cc Petrol Engine

Sleeps 5 : 2 on the rock n roll bed, 2 in the roof and a small child on the cab bunk

MOT until March 2014

Tax until end of August 2013

White (resprayed in 2009 when it arrived in the UK Also all upholstery replaced with beautiful red vinyl ... including all the door and body cards

The original single bunk in the roof has been replaced with a double bed (well big enough for 2 children) which folds up into the roof. The was done by Cool Campers of Bournemouth, and is based very closely on the original Westfalia retro refit that many vans had done at the time (bizarre why Westfalia didn't fit a double bed in the first place!).

Most of the work that has been done has been carried out by VDub Campers, based just outside Chichester (specialists in campervan restoration and repairs).

Engine ... 1700cc air cooled engine which is happy to cruise at around 60mph. The clutch was replaced last year

Roof ... an early Westfalia front hinged pop top roof and is in excellent condition (bright white, not like some which have faded over time), the pop top canvas has no rips in the canvas, just some rips in the mesh windows, which do not cause any issues as the windows are covered with canvas

Interior ... a beautiful red vinyl interior with the original Westfalia Continental units and rock n roll bed. There is the original Westfalia sink and coolbox (great for keeping the wine and beers cool). Also the original front cab bunk is included - ideal for either a small child to sleep on, or as shelving when camping! Great Kenwood CD stereo head unit and speakers (with mp3 attachment)

Rust ... a very sold bus with NO welding at all as it has spent virtually all it's life in California there is very little rust, the worst piece is a patch about an inch long above one of the front wheel arches. There are a few other very small minor spots of surface rust

Camping ... the bus is fitted with both a 12v leisure battery (with split charger to charge whilst driving along) and a 240v hook up (with hook up cable included). There is also a portable camping stove (with some gas canisters), a complete set of plates, cups, knives, forks, etc to get you started, 12v coolbox and what ever else I can find to add to the collection to make the camping a great experience.

Please note:

You are buying, not bidding to have a look!!  No time wasters please! The winner must pay a £200 deposit via Paypal in 24 hours once offer accepted.

You are welcome to come and view the bus - it is in Chichester, just message me to arrange.



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