1961 Volkswagen Splitscreen Van Price: 32500.00
1961 US Import (1970) LHD Split Screen VW Campervan
Been in my possession for 26 years, garaged for 25 years
Restored and resprayed around late 1997
Is US spec with fisheye and large rear indicators and has a samba large window rear tailgate, instead of ‘postbox’ window.
Vehicle has hardly been used last 15 years and has gone under extensive engine and running work of late.
List of parts:
New steering box
New steering link pin (not fitted)
Steering dampner replaced
New wheel nuts all round
4 x brand new tyres (fronts are Pirelli)
( front beam fitted with adjusters so can be returned to stock ride height)
New blade fuse boxes one at engine bay, one in cab, plus original one still in working order.
New reconditioned speedo, was set to 00000 when put new ‘Gold’ engine in,….
Now at 8,500 miles.
New indicator arm and casing (full beam on stalk model)
New instrument knobs
12v cigarette lighter (same style as other knobs)
New gear knob and rubber boot.
New Handbrake boot
New handbrake, heater, clutch, accelerator cables
New wiring in places
Brand new rear view mirror
New interior light (original switch by speedo working)
Brand new Rare Ivory 3 spoke barn door steering wheel and horn push (worth £500)
New pedal rubber covers
500W mosfett Amp under bench seat
New steering coloum and Knee rubber guard
All dash lights working
Fuel gauge working
Wipers and motor all ok
Electric window washers
California number plates (reflective white and yellow) Black and silver square Number plates also included.
New reduction gearbox bearings
New gearbox oil
New gearbox gator boots
New brake cylinders and shoes all round
Master cylinder replaced
New brake pipes and hoses
Wheel bearings replaced
Cab doors and cargo doors brought over from California in the mid 90’s.
X2 cab door tops included
(rust free, sandblasted, need finishing and painting, rubbers, fitting etc)
Brand new fuel reserve tap
Rear lenses are Hella
Front headlamps in excellent condition and all in good working order
Front bumper US spec with overriders and towel rail
New chromed front badge
New fisheye front indictor lenses with orange bulbs
New front cab door handles/ locks with keys
Replaced rear tailgate handle with keys.
Original ignition key with ‘U.S.A.’ stamped on it
Brand New side window rubbers
Front and rear window rubbers excellent and not perished
(replaced in the 90’s but garaged)
Fresh air flap working
Brand new sun visors
Tongue and groove Wood roof lining
Custom interior incorporating two rear seats, under seat storage, rear cupboard storage
Cushions and Billabong curtains
Front bench seat is a flip up and can be incorporated into bunks.
100W kenwood speakers, 100W Jensen/ Technics speakers
floor carpet, rear and cab.
Homemade door panels all round.
Excellent spare wheel (recently powder coated) and tyre.
Boxes of miscellaneous spare parts and handy bits all included
X2 church keys.
1600 Twin port ‘Gold’ reconditioned with new heads, 8,500 miles done
Brand new Empi Carburettor
Brand new Alternator and stand (converted from Dynamo)
Brand new 12v coil
Brand new Empi single quiet pack exhaust (full system)
Brand new Heat exchangers
Brand new fuel pump
Brand new Tinware
Brand new heavy duty Battery
Brand new Battery straps
Oil bath air cleaner
New 009 Bosch distributor
New magnetic sump plug
New plug leads, plugs, points, rotor arm, fuel filter, Pulley wheel, Crank Wheel, Fan belt.
New engine lid Stay
Brand new rocker covers and gaskets
Few spots of ‘bubbling’ rust under the paint, rear roof guttering, front windows, side cab door window, air intake louvres, rear wheel arches.
Undersealed and waxoyled in the 90’s and recently.
When restored, had new sills inner and outer both sides, front panel lower and upper sections, rear wheel arches, front cab wheel arches, cab floor, both sides, rear lower quarters, front window repair sections,
It was originally a Devon ‘deluxe’ model with samba trim on the exterior, but some was missing and you couldn’t get any reproduction parts for it at the time, so holes were filled in, and existing trim was removed and thrown away. If the interior is not to your taste you can purchase full camping interiors for around £2500 which would take this buses value up to £36K+
MOT’d and Tax Exempt.
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