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Vehicle For Sale 1971 VW T2 2276cc Early Bay Window Camper Van - Full bare metal restoration - NOW SOLD

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curly head

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Apr 15, 2009
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Upminster, Essex
1971 VW ‘Early Bay’ Camper van – Full bare metal restoration with 2276cc engine

Kyham drive away awning and internal bedroom included in sale.

Will be sold with 1 years Mot

96,000 genuine miles on clock

Original VW service book inc dealer stamps up to 30k miles in 1973

It was originally a Westfalia model with full sunroof.

The van doesn’t want for anything and literally every electrical and mechanical component is brand new and has been replaced, in Jan ’22 it was valued for insurance purposes at £40k by an approved 3rd party. Lots and lots of receipts and photos of vehicle during the restoration eg bare metal, new panels etc.

This van has been an absolute labour of love and is only being sold now due to an overseas move.


Bodywork had a full bare metal restoration mod (with photos)

Body painted in VW 1956 Diamond Green with L90D Pastel White roof

New VW H4 headlamps

New indicator lenses

All new window and door rubbers during restoration

Heated front screen

Heated rear screen

‘Paris beetles’ full vinyl sunroof

BRM wheels (replicas)

New engine bay soundproofing

Firetec engine bay fire suppression system


Porsche ‘tombstone’ front seats

Original front seats also included that have been upholstered to match the rear etc

Bespoke ‘driving area’ carpet and over mats

Vinyl square tile flooring in main space with over rug

Full width rock and roll bed with matching colour vinyl bolster cylinders

Buddy seat (Walnut timber carcass)

Webasto Heater

Alpine DVD receiver head unit c/w remote control, amp, 2no 6x9, 10” bass, 2no 6” and tweeter speakers

Intermittent wiper switch

Electric washer pump

15” Classic Wooden flat steering wheel

Smiths ‘original style’ tachometer

Smith oil temperature gauge

‘Buttys Bits’ accelerator pedal upgrade

30A Smartcom Self Switching relay

New Leisure battery 105Ah


New 3” narrowed ‘Transporterhaus’ front beam

2” front dropped spindles

Gaz adjustable coil over front shocks

Koni adjustable rear shocks

New brake servo

New calipers, discs, cylinders, backplates

Adjustable rear suspension plates

2276cc bespoke engine built by James Wotton (oil and filter replaced religiously every year at MOT irrespective of mileage)

Auto Linea 94mm full flow engine case

CB Performance 82mm crank (crankshaft assembly fully balanced)

Mahle 94mm piston

Scat I-Beam 5.4” conrods

200mm lightened flywheel

Welded / balanced cooling fan

Schaedek 26mm oil pump

HP1 filter with full flow cover and filter mount

EMPI Oil breather

CB Performance Ultra Mag Plus heads with 66cc wedge port chamber (42 x 37.5) with high rev springs

Engle FK8 cam

Helicol cam gear

CB Performance 1.4:1 rockers

CB Performance 28mm Ultralight lifters

CB Performance wide mouth racing push rod tubes (no leaks!)

Scat stainless steel rocker covers

Weber 44 IDF carbs

Flowed and matched inlet manifold

Kennedy Stage 1 clutch

Scat 1.5 quart sump

New tinware and seals

CSP Python 45mm stainless steel exhaust system

Flamethrower coil and HT leads

Petronix ignitor kit

Fuel solenoid valve fitted with hidden override switch

2no oil coolers (inc scoops) with electronically controlled fans

New 75A alternator

New billet generator pulley

New ‘Cogbox’ rebuilt 4 speed high ratio gear box (4.57 final drive)

Gene Berg shifter

£26,000 ono

Delivery could be arranged however a fee would be need to be agreed first.

Happy viewing!


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