Turbo-speed historic VW Camper Van up for auction


MORE used to attracting dedicated arts’ lovers, David Lay’s Penzance Auction House could be swamped with surfer dudes next Tuesday.

At their general and household sale, a recently restored 1981 VW camper van – the classic wheels of choice for many surfers – will be one of the lots up for grabs.

The van has undergone a Subaru engine conversion and with a two-litre Impreza engine, and David Lay has been told that it can easily manage 70mph uphill.

As well as having bags of speed, there is also plenty of space as the van has the much sought-after Viking ‘Spacesaver’ pop-top roof which can sleep up to four people and has been resprayed in ivory and Porsche aubergine.

David Lay estimates that the campervan will fetch £4-6,000.

Also in the sale is another vehicle designed for serious speed – this time on water, an Aquador 21 WA speed boat with a 225 Honda outboard engine.

It comes on its on twin-axle trailer and has a guide price of £10-15,000.

These items, as well as other vehicles in the sale, can be viewed at the Penzance Auction House in Alverton, Penzance on Saturday and next Monday, July 20.

The sale starts at 10am on Tuesday; for more details, contact David Lay’s offices on 01736 361414.