1960 Volkswagen Splitscreen Panel Bus
This 1960 example started life in California, then headed for a period in Jersey before being imported by the current owner and coming to the UK in 2009. For the last 13 years the van has spent most of its life as a showpiece in the ST Engineering showroom with a few trips out and a couple of camping holidays. The owner is now selling the business hence why the van is also up for sale. ST Engineering have given it a full inspection and service ready for the new keeper’s peace of mind. The accompanying History File contains the V5C showing just 1 UK owner, MOT certificates since being in the UK, all of the import paperwork, and a six-page spread in Volkswagen Camper magazine. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION Looking inside the engine bay all of the Dove Blue paintwork is immaculate with no signs of corrosion or any previous poor repairs. The motor itself is a 2110cc – a massive upgrade over the standard 1600cc unit – and it features 92mm pistons and a long 82mm stroke camshaft. This provides masses of low-down torque and makes for comfortable motorway cruising. INTERIOR Starting up-front, the dashboard is in perfect condition and has never had any aftermarket gauges or instruments cut into it, so remains without a fuel gauge! The original steering wheel is also in lovely order with only a couple of very light cracks starting; the gear knob is perfect as is the front rubber mat and door cards. The only non-standard additions are an Alpine head unit mounted below the dash and a couple of 6x9 speakers in the doors. This example benefits from a walk-through cabin allowing you to access the rear of the van without getting out and potentially rained on. The vinyl seats themselves are in great condition with only a few small marks as seen on the base of the driver’s seat. Moving into the back of the van the current owner has had some beautiful 60s-style cabinetry hand made with plenty of storage for all the camping equipment and paraphernalia you might want on a weekend away. The unit behind the passenger seat houses a small gas bottle for the Propex heater, an 810 amp leisure battery and an original Britax picnic set. The lift-up lid folds to reveal space for the new owner to fit a twin-burning stove. The fabric on the seats is very cool, beautifully tailored and in first-rate condition. All of the ply on the roof and in the side panels is in great order too, and the two wires poking out of the side panel between the seats are ready for the new owner’s choice of light. The rock ‘n’ roll bed works well with further storage beneath. EQUIPMENT Dove Blue paintwork, Hand-painted VW specialist signwriting, Grey leatherette front seats, 2110cc flat 4 engine, 4-speed manual gearbox, Side loading doors, Walk-through rear cabin, Handmade cabinetry, Rear bench seat, Ply-lining, Alpine radio head unit, Britax picnic set, Twin-burner stove, Front brake discs, Larger rear brake drums. DUE TO BREXIT THERE IS THE RISK OF HAVING TO PAY A CLASSIC CAR TAX BETWEEN 5-12% DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY FOR CARS UK/EU OR EU/UK - TALK TO ME ABOUT TAX/VAT, I CAN ASSIST WITH TRANSPORT AND/OR OFFER A DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE INCLUDING TRANSPORT & CUSTOMS THIS CAR IS LOCATED IN THE UK/ENGLAND and sold on behalf of the UK seller/owner. Initial communication organised by us with direct contact to the owner/seller once serious interest is confirmed. We can assist with the transport. The small print in large – always happy to answer any questions you may have. All offers are, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, non-binding and subject to confirmation and to prior sale. All information given is based on the best knowledge and the seller’s information. The advertised €-price depends on the daily £-rate and therefore can vary, contract directly between buyer & the seller in £-Stirling at his T&Cs.