Silverstone Auctions will feature an ultra-rare 1964 VW Type 2 camper in its July 29-30 sale at the legendary racetrack in Northampton.
The Type 2 differs from the standard model in featuring double doors on each side, as well as an awning that covers both.
This is a rare VW Camper variant
It’s one of three surviving specimens, hence its valuation of £80,000 ($104,272).
That would make it one of the most valuable Campers ever sold. The record stands at $235,000, set for a 1955 Devon Microbus in a German sale in 2015.
The present specimen was originally shipped to California in the 1960s and remained there until 2005, when a British buyer had it brought to the UK.
It has been painstakingly restored, with even the engine replaced. Since 2012 it has racked up just 5,000 miles on the clock.
The auction house states: “With the restoration completed in 2012, the camper has been used sparingly since and has been cherished by our fastidious, VW enthusiast, vendor.
“This special camper has largely been kept out of the public eye, known only to a select few within the VW community, but on one of the rare occasions it has been ‘out & about’, it won a national show!
“Rarely does such a rare and individual Volkswagen come to market…”
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