Immaculate Volkswagen Type 2 camper could go for £90,000 at auction

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A 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 camper that has been subject to an extensive restoration could fetch as much as £90,000 at auction.

For perspective, you could also get your hands on a brand new V8-powered Jaguar F-Type R for similar money.


The VW camper in question is one of the sought-after T1 models and features the iconic split windscreen that lead to enthusiasts affectionately dubbing the T1 the 'Splittie'.

The Type 2 was originally sold in the UK as a "rust-free, ex California" example, and didn't have an engine. While the sale pitched it as rust-free, closer inspection determined that an extensive bodywork restoration was required.

The cabin was refitted to the owner's specification, and comes equipped with a large number of comforts – including a DVD player, head unit and internet connection. Electricity is provided by two batteries beneath the bed, or via a 240-volt mains connection.

Whereas original T1 campers were powered by the same rear-mounted 1.2-litre engine that was used in the Beetle, this model makes use of a larger 2,030cc unit that develops 100bhp.

The full restoration process took four and a half years, and was completed in 2013. Since that time, the VW Type 2 has only covered 1,800 miles.

The gorgeous minibus will be auctioned as a part of Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, which takes place on June 30.

Immaculate Volkswagen Type 2 camper could go for £90,000 at auction

Immaculate Volkswagen Type 2 camper could go for £90,000 at auction