1965 VW Split Screen Camper
1965 VW Split Screen Camper Van
An absolute peach! German factory built 1965 bus in Right Hand Drive (not a conversion). It is so difficult to find a Right Hand Drive bus as good as this, mainly because they are normally restored to be kept by their owners forever and rarely come on to the market.
This bus has been subjected to a comprehensive restoration that involved the entire shell being stripped of every nut and bolt and placed on a 360 degree rotisserie so that the entire shell could be attended to from every angle with meticulous detail. Every single spec of rust was addressed before the shell was primed and then professionally sprayed VW white over cream. The paint has also been treated to a ceramic coated finish for protection and shine and then polished to a glass like smooth finish.
After the bodywork was finished, the entire mechanical set up on the bus was replaced with brand new and reconditioned components including a Weed Eater front beam complete with all new suspension and servo assisted disc brakes conversion. The rear has had an independent rear suspension conversion complete with all new components matched to a reconditioned IRS gearbox. A new 12V wiring loom and fuse box was fitted along with a professional power steering conversion for maximum comfort. All of this is combined with a reconditioned Subaru 2.0L SOHC flat four engine professionally fitted by TSR Engine Conversions for increased power, reliability and fuel consumption. This bus now drives, handles and stops like a modern vehicle whilst still retaining all of its vintage charm.
Exterior extras are all of the highest possible quality and include polished stainless rear side opening windows with matching front Safari windows supplied by Creative Engineering as well as a stainless front VW badge, chrome deluxe trim, headlight covers, chrome side ladder and chrome/wood roof rack. To complete the look she is fitted with polished Porsche Fuchs reproduction alloys.
The entire interior has been replaced with full upholstery of matching cream vinyl with grey piping, new cream roof lining, polished laminate wood flooring, new SMEV sink and cooker, rock n roll bed, heating system, aluminium door pull handles, new classic seat belts and wood/aluminium steering wheel.
This bus comes with a huge history of receipts for over £95,000 spent and photographs detailing all work done. Selling on behalf of a client, all she needs now is a new owner to love and cherish her!
- 43,000 mi