Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia
Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia
Year 1975
Registration plate Guernsey registered
Chassis Number 2342029123
Engine Number AS049043
Engine Capacity 1584 cc
Transmissions 4-speed manual
Body style Camper Van
Interior color Beige & Tartan
Exterior color White over Beige
Seating capacity 6
Wheels and Tyres Original steel wheels
Asking Price £ 34,950
Volkswagen introduced their ‘Type 2’ (the manufacturer’s second model) in 1950 and production ran in Germany until 1979, when the Type 3 model was introduced. Instantly recognizable to this day, they have achieved something of a cult status, given their widespread use during the ’60s and later, often associated with the surf culture from that decade. The earliest models are referred to as ‘split screen’, referencing the windscreen style and the revised version – introduced in 1967 – the ‘bay-window’, similarly referencing a now altered windscreen design. In addition to this change, the second-generation vehicle was a little larger and heavier than the first variant; had revised suspension; 12-volt electrics and larger, more powerful engine options. In 1971, a revised 1.6 litre engine was introduced, rated at 50 bhp, driving through a 4-speed, manual transmission. In 1972, the flat-four engine was available in an enlarged 1.7 litre size, with a claimed 66 bhp on tap. Various cosmetic changes were also introduced in the early 1970’s, such as squared-off bumpers to meet US crash safety standards. In the early ‘50s, Volkswagen commissioned a camper van conversion of the Type 2 and subcontracted the build of the vehicle to the company Westfalia-Werke. These ‘Westfalia’ conversions were made available worldwide through the VW dealer network and production continued until 2003 (based on the later T3 model). This 1.6 litre Westfalia conversion was first registered, new, in Jersey in March 1975. It was the subject of a full restoration during 2012/13, carried out by ourselves on behalf of the then owner. Many thousands were spent on the restoration work, which covered bodywork, mechanicals and the interior. The vehicle was acquired by a Guernsey resident in 2020 and is now offered for sale again.
Whilst now an older restoration, this ‘Late Bay’ Westfalia is particularly smart, well-kept and remains in an excellent and very usable condition. It is ready to drive away and enjoy. There is an accompanying history file and photographic record which details the restoration work carried out in 2012/13. The car is currently Guernsey registered and we can assist with shipping and importation processes if required.
The restoration work included the body and tilt roof, with the vehicle being re-finished in the correct colour of white over beige. Having been garaged in new ownership, the exterior is still in a first-rate condition.
The Westfalia conversion provides four berths - two doubles- with the second in the tilt roof space. The van is fully equipped with cooker, built-in fridge/cooler, sink, fitted tables and wardrobe. Restoration work was carried out using the correct Westfalia material, with the furniture being renovated to match the original finish. Further additions have been made – a storage unit between the front seats and television. All is in excellent condition.
The mechanical works carried out in 2012/13 included a specialist engine rebuild, with the gearbox being checked; a full brake rebuild and suspension overhaul. With relatively limited subsequent use, and continued care and maintenance, the VW remains in a very good, usable condition.
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