1979 Volkswagen T2B Kombi

Make: Volkswagen
Model: T2B Kombi
Year: 1979
Registration Number: DUX 211T
Chassis Number: 2232091577
Transmission: Manual
Steering: Left Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 30 January 2014
Sold For: £7343

Auction Date: 5 December 2013
Lot No: 233

The idea for the Volkswagen Caravanette is generally credited to Ben Pon, a Dutch importer of Volkswagens. In 1946, Pon travelled to Germany with the view of purchasing Beetles (the Type 1) to import to Holland. After noticing an improvised Beetle van, he realised that using the Type 1 floorpan, an improved version was possible. Arriving in 1950, the Type 2 was offered in a vast range of models. The original retained the Beetle’s 1200cc air cooled engine, but as the vehicle developed, engine sizes grew and handling and comfort improved.

Imported from California three years ago, we understand that this rust free Kombi has been the subject of a complete overhaul and professional respray (which was carried out due to paintwork scratches). We are told that the underside has never been welded and is as new, with the addition of recent rustproofing Waxoyl. The vendor assures us that the bodyshell is exceptional. The engine is a replacement unit, with new carburettors and a clutch fitted by a Volkswagen specialist. The brakes have been overhauled and the steering checked; the gearbox is believed to be in good order.

The interior is finished with smart blue and white leather upholstery, curtains, a rear bed and a table.

This iconic ‘Camper’ is supplied with the V5C registration certificate and sundry invoices.