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Lot 394 - 1974 Volkswagen T2 Bay Window Camper Van Devonette

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ESTIMATE £12,000- £16,000

Auction Blenheim Palace
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Lot Number 394
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number S827407DN
Year 1974
Make Volkswagen
Model T2 Bay Window Camper Van Devonette

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Description

This rare Devonette Bay Window camper was originally registered in 1974 in the and remained with its first owner right up until 1989.  Today it is a rarity, as not only is it an original UK market Right Hand Drive vehicle, it is what is known in VW circles as a ‘cross over’ model, so has the earlier and more appealing ‘low light’ front with indicators mounted down near the front bumper as opposed to having them up towards the windscreen.  The main benefits of this model are that it came equipped from the VW Hanover factory with front disc brakes and the modern steering system.

 

In terms of condition there are very few examples which come close in terms of originality, it is quite simply in wonderful condition. A renovated engine was fitted in the 1990s and further restoration work was completed in 2010. Part of a private collection and having resided in the current vendors ownership for some time the camper has been used for various trips around the UK. The body and interior and mechanics are all in good order. Having completed little mileage since the restoration the VW still presents very well. The engine is strong and the body is straight with no signs of rust unlike many of its contemporaries the majority of this vehicle had not suffered from rust. Included in the comprehensive history file is a dating certificate as well as many pictures of the restoration. A wonderful example that can be used for many summer events.


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