1972 Tax exempt VW Type 2 Panel van "OLIVE."
Extremely reluctant sale only due to carrying out a house conversion, this van has been loved and part of our family for 7 years.
It is very unusual to find a panel van this straight with all the original body panels, and no filler!
We purchased this van from VW Evolution in Wiltshire where they completed the professional back to metal spray work and interior to make her what she is today. VW Evolution imported the van directly from California and it was registered in the UK in July 2010. She has been our every day vehicle and has never let us down since.
Finished in Mango green to a very high standard, the overall appearance of "olive"is stunning.
Fitted with a VW type 4 1700cc engine with twin webber ICT 34 carbs she drives beautifully too. The twin Webber carbs have really transformed the driving experience from the original solex carbs.
In the back is a full width rock n roll bed and electric hook up, there is also a propex propane heater fitted under the bed but this does require a new circuit board to become operational. It is the larger and more efficient propex which is thermostatically controlled.
The cab of olive is virtually untouched and fully original with the addition of four 12v outlets tastefully tucked just under the dash. there is a hidden ignition cut off switch for added security. She is also a "walk through" model which is very unusual for a panel van and was an optional extra when the van was manufactured (we have never seen another one!)
Underneath she is totally dry, there is only two tiny areas that have ever been welded, if you have looked at a few campers already you will be aware most chassis are full of welding, Olive is rock solid and original, fully under sealed in 2010.
There are only a few bad points that need mentioning really, a tiny dent in the passenger side rear quarter, a small crack in the drivers side rear light cluster, a stone chip/crack in drivers side headlight. front seats and rock n roll bed could really do with new covers but still perfectly usable. There is nothing serious at all and Olive is in amazing condition but I wanted to mention these in the interest of honesty.
I really think you will be hard pushed to find a cleaner straighter example in such original condition, we get positive comments wherever we go, I think the first people to view her will buy, Olive is a genuine head turner!
I can't tell you how sad I will be to see her drive away.
Olive will come with a full 12 months MOT.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything further please do not hesitate to contact me.