Europe gets first official VW Camper for 32 years

Mark Nichol

South America's emissions and safety regulations allow its patrons to enjoy, to this day, access to a factory fresh VW classic that died here in the UK in 1979.

We're talking about the 1973 VW T2, known colloquially as the Camper Van and the second generation of the legendary Type 2 Transporter of 1950 - the iconic 'Splittie', so named because of its two-piece split windscreen.