This rare RHD Doubledoor Panel rolled off the production line on the 10th February 1954. Its the oldest known VW bus to be originally delivered to the UK. There is only 6 known RHD Barndoor (pre 1955) Doubledoors worldwide. This is the oldest RHD Doubledoor known to exist. The van was restored with "keeping it stock" being priority. The original factory fitted engine/gearbox still fitted and fully rebuilt.. It still retains its original 16" factory fitted wheels etc.. Genuine matching numbers bus. The registration number is the original number OLL 682. The first owner loved this panel for over 30 years and its history is fully documented. The Van has a very interesting history, It was bought in 1985 by Bob Shaill.. The UK Split Window Bug Club and Bob intended to use OLL 682 as the clubs support vehicle for the split bug shows and meetings of the time. Even back in 1985 this old panel was recognised as something a bit special. There was an article in the Split Window Club Magazine at the time wrote by Bob pointing out that this panel is rare being a RHD Doubledoor from 54 and the icing on the cake being all the original factory fitted running gear still fitted. Hundreds of images are recorded that go back to the 1970s and the restoration was also documented with pics. It was a Ultra VW mag feature in 2007 and is fitted with a rear and genuine BeKoWa full length industrial roof rack together with a 1950s BeKoWa rack catalogue, A genuine matching very rare BeKoWa fold-up ladder and incredibly all 8 original stamped clamps, crank start handle etc. etc. Display and interest purposes only.
Extremely rare and widely considered to be one of only three ‘Double-Door-Walk-Through’ campers still remaining. Its type, configuration and history supported by the all-important 'M-Code' plate and chassis number plate, denoting it as the ‘holy-grail’, cargo doors right and left/walk-through. Built in Germany on the 26th August 1964 and exported new to San Francisco where renowned camper company ‘EZ Campers’ of Little Rock, California installed a bespoke interior. It retains exceptionally rare and highly desirable EZ front steps and with double doors on both sides the potential for a tent awning on either flank. It is known to have spent most of its life in the Sacramento area owned by a local airport worker. It was then bought by ‘Vintage Warehouse’ a globally renowned company specialising in unique and unusual Volkswagen's. Used by the company owner for a number of years and fitted with its ‘pop-top’ and double-roof bunk arrangement it became something of a star after appearing in a series of ‘Tent Day’ photo-shoots. It has undergone a no-expense-spared traditional method of restoration done by ‘Volksworld’ show-winners ‘Haywood Classic & Custom’. Its ownership file contains receipts, totalling approximately £50,000. Using the original ‘EZ Campers’ template, whilst retaining the original EZ pull-down bed, the whole interior has been significantly upgraded with the use of teak and marine-ply, professionally installed and French polished. The leather seating was created by the multi-show winning ‘Bernard Newbury Auto Interiors’. It has been completely rewired and fitted with an 'Eberspacher' heater with great attention paid to insulation and sound deadening. With its EZ bed and double-roof bunk bed it sleeps four people. With restoration complete in 2012 it has largely been kept out of the public eye, known only to a select few within the VW community, cherished by a VW enthusiast.
- Former multiple concours award winner- A truly exceptional example. The story of the Volkswagen Beetle is like no other. Sixty-six years of production, over 21 million examples manufactured, production on five continents etc. In 1933, Ferdinand Porsche designed and developed a 'volkswagen' (people's car). It needed to be a basic, affordable vehicle capable of transporting two adults and up to three children at up to 100kph (62 mph). It finally entered production in 1938 and, while it inevitably evolved over the years, the basic concept was never altered - as enduring a tribute to the genius of Dr Porsche as he could have wished for. 'WET 914K' was sold new in 1972 by the Listerdale Motor Company (part of the Gilder Group) to Raymond Clarke of Wickersley, Rotherham. Apparently his 32-year custodianship was spent improving and conserving the Beetle, whilst never deviating from the original factory specification - he reportedly took it upon himself to strip various parts of the car and reassemble them to finer tolerances and, according to his family, used to clean inside the wheel arches after every journey! The Gilder Group purchased the Bug back from Mr Clarke's estate in 2004 in order to use it for promotional purposes in and around its 19 showrooms. This two-owner 1300 could just be 'the best and most original example still in existence'. It is certainly a multiple concours winner (numerous rosettes come with the car) and totally belies the 66,900 miles it has travelled to date - and is as 'a remarkable testament to Mr Clarke's love of his car'. The Beetle sports eye-catching Orange paintwork teamed with a Black vinyl interior and rides on smart, black-centred alloy wheels. An unrepeatable opportunity. This car exudes charm and will provide great fun and pleasure to the next luck owner for many years.