1967 VOLKSWAGEN  Camper Bus

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Lot 28
1967 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 WESTFALIA CAMPER

Sold for US$ 57,750 inc. premium
1967 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 WESTFALIA CAMPER


Chassis no. 237002757

1,600cc ohv, air-cooled flat-four cylinder engine
Single-throat Solex downdraft carburetor
53hp at 4,200rpm
4-speed manual transmission
Front disc, rear drum hydraulic brakes
Torsion bar independent front and rear suspension


*A classic 1960s era Bus nicely accessorized with period equipment
*Recent comprehensive restoration and offered with over $30,000 in receipts
*Perfect for a fun family trip
*Charming example of the iconic VW Bus



THE TYPE 2 CAMPER

Although not as ubiquitous as the iconic Type 1 Volkswagen Käfer (Beetle), the Type 2 Transporter took on far more divergent identities. The Type 2 concept is credited to the Dutch importer, Ben Pon. His first sketches date from 1947, but production had to wait until March 1950, as VW caught up with demand for the basic Beetle. Starting in 1951, VW offered an officially-sanctioned camper conversion by Westfalia-werke of Franz Knöbel & Söhne in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany. Built as a van, both with and without rear side windows, it came also as a pickup or a fully-equipped camper, and countless aftermarket conversions were created as hearses, ambulances, police vans and use in the fire service. During the 1960s, the Kombi version, a window van with removable seats, became the transportation of choice for America's hippies, often with psychedelic paint themes.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered today is surely one of the finest examples of a restored Volkswagen camper to date. When the current consignor bought the car two years ago from a Yosemite-area resident, he hired Napa Valley Restoration to undertake a no-expenses spared, but sympathetic restoration. Joel Horne led the group of VW experts on the thorough year-long refurbishment. Evident in the details, both the seller and restorer aimed to meticulously refurbish as many of the original parts as possible or to use only period-correct NOS parts, from the gilded German roof rack and factory sway bar to factory gears and curtains. In addition, they installed optional factory equipment such as the pop-up roof section, NOS camping equipment, a laminated folding table, storage cabinets, electrical hookups, and even a factory rear mosquito net. As a finishing touch, custom hardwood floors were installed to complement the living space. Most impressively, an engine rebuild was undertaken by world renowned VW expert, Rick Echlier of Sonoma.

Finished in L-87 Pearl factory white paint over a wonderful butterscotch leather upholstery, this camper is reported to be a strong runner with few miles driven since restoration. On one of those trips, the camper most recently placed 2nd in its class at the 2016 Ironstone Concours d'Elegance in Murphys, CA, its first public showing. Offered with many of the fun, convenient, and functional accessories of the 1960's, this camper is ready to take family and friends on new adventures.

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