|Model: ||Early Bay|
|Type: ||See more
|Location: ||Porthcawl S. Wales
|Description: ||Hi, Where to start!
1972 Registered VW Dormobile cross over model - Early body, later disc brakes.
I bought this earlier this year as an abandoned non running project which on early advice from the previous owner was near completion and only required a couple bits to finish......lying git!
Anyway, after an additional £3k plus spent on parts only it is now near completion but because it has cost a lot more time effort and money getting it anywhere near the finished article and most of the shows and camping weekends away have been and gone, I have decided to keep with my trusty VW T4 and have that totally converted instead - we have had some great times camping around the UK and Europe in it.
Although it looks great, the paint work isn't the greatest job and if I were to keep it I would have this addressed but on the plus side the van is totally solid and is an original Dormobile with it's existing interior including cooker, sink, cool box and bed.
Most of the underside has been replaced with new panels including;-
Lower panels all round
Californian rust free doors
The engine is a recon twinport unit with the following new parts;-
Battery with 2year warranty
Engine bay seals
Underneath there are new;-
Brake lines, cables, pads, shoes & hoses
Ball joint rubbers
Clutch cable & linkage
Polished Fuch replica alloys and tyres
Anti roll bar bushes
External new items include;-
All window, door & hatch rubbers
Front window scrapers & trim
Pop top canvas (genuine Dormobile)
Paint (As explained earlier, could be better!)
Matching seat covers (front, rear & bed)
Door cards, including coverings
Front seat belts
Curtains (French check)
Bunks (genuine Dormobile)
Roof mirror (Dormobile)
Short shift kit (Empi)
I think this was a deluxe micro bus prior to the Dormobile conversion (42 years ago) as some of the windows have 1/4 lights.
The mileage shows about 35k but this could be 135k or whatever! Because it hasn't been on the road for such a considerable length of time & so much has been renewed I have absolutely no idea what it's been up to for the last 42 years because there isn't any history. I have kept the receipts for a majority of the items which I have bought but it came with nothing! For this reason (and the slightly dodgy paint work) I am looking just to cover my losses. Basically, the new owner gets all my labour for free!
I will try and get it MoT'd before I have a well earned holiday but failing that it is likely to be available at the end of Aug.....unless you want to get in early and make an offer?
To summarise, a pretty completely restored original VW Dormobile - find another under 10k!
Thanks for looking.
|Advert Date: ||August 2013|
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