This is one of the best presented T2 Volkswagen Panel Vans we have ever seen – in show standard and magazine featured in 2019. Having covered less than 2000 miles since restoration, this a truly remarkable van offered for sale.
This 1978 RHD bus was completely nut and bolt restored in 2018 to a totally original condition by Volkswagen Specialists 181 Classic Motors of Nottinghamshire. Before it’s restoration the van was in very good shape and required very little panel replacement – one outer sill, the sliding door and both front outer arches, which were all replaced with original parts. With a full bare metal respray on the interior and exterior in the original colour of Neptune Blue, the van is better than it left the factory.
The 1600 twin-port engine was completely rebuilt with the addition of a new carb and some modern twists – an electronic ignition and alternator. In our opinion these modifications do not take away from the originality of the van but make it a more comfortable journey.
The braking system was replaced for new, from lines all the way to the callipers. It sits on grey powder coated steel wheels wrapped in commercial tyres to keep its original look.
The latest owner of the van used it as a mobile flower shop, we have decided to keep the fittings and fixtures within the van, but all of these are reversible if required. The cabin area is virtually unused since its restoration and is a joy to sit in. The van will also come with a Vintage sun canopy and pole kit to enjoy the outdoors.
The van will be sold with a full year’s MOT and ready to go for its new occupier. Get yourself a very pretty van, ready for the show season which is bound to raise some eyebrows.