Rare VW camper van could fetch £92K at auction




A rare VW camper van could fetch up to £92,000 at auction next week.

The 1960 Volkswagen Type II 23 Window Split Screen Samba Deluxe Devon camper is the star attraction at Coys ‘Spirit of Motoring’ auction, which is being staged at Ascot Racecourse.

It is one of only five known 23 window deluxe vans with original Devon interiors and one of two with rare “special order” mahogany interiors.

Th camper underwent a meticulous restoration and is described as being in excellent order in every respect, finished in sealing wax red and beige grey with a contrasting blur grey and dark grey interior.

With only 70,000 miles on the clock and two owners from new it has to be one of the rarest and finest examples in existence today. It is expected to fetch between £82,000 and £92,000.

It is among 70 classic and collectors’ cars going on sale on October 11, including Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Ferrari, MG, Bentley and Rolls-Royce. The cars date primarily from the pre-war era to no later than the 1970s,

The sale will also feature a 1967 Austin Mini Mark II unearthed by Coys specialists in August, which has stood untouched and unused in a garage for 23 years.

The car was purchased new by a Mrs Tuffin, who used it until her death in 1991 and has not seen the light of day since then.

Chris Routledge, Coys managing partner, said: “It is the ideal investment and restoration project given that it has only covered 43,446 miles from new. At No Reserve, this will definitely attract much interest.”

Also on offer will be a 1934 Riley Nine Imp, estimated at £75,000 to £90,000, a 1972 Porsche 911S 2.4 Targa at £75,000 to £90,000, a 1933 Lagonda 3 Litre Selector Special at £80,000 to £90,000 and a 1963 Lincoln Continental Limousine Cabriolet from the ‘Musée automobile des voitures de chefs d’État’ at £70,000- £100,000.

Coys will also be auctioning a 1943 BMW 750CC R75 ‘Afrika Korps’ military sidecar. It comes complete with spare wheel, the stickers of the ‘Afrika Korps’ and the Italian libretto. It is expected to sell for between £45,000 and £48,000.

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