Want to travel to Somerset’s biggest music event in authentic style? A VW Type 2 split screen van, which featured in the cult 1980 film Getting Wasted is going under the hammer in the Charterhouse auction of classic cars on Sunday, June 18 and it would be perfect for Glastonbury (if you have cash to spare!).
“It’s probably one of the more distinctive vehicles we have had in our classic car auctions recently,” said associate director and head of the classic & vintage car and motorcycle deptartment, Matthew Whitney.
“Finished in its psychedelic paintwork, this lot is probably not one for the shy and retiring collector and is definitely not the sort of van you can lose in a car park.”
Getting Wasted is a film set towards the end of the 1960s, hence the fabulous old school hippy-trippy psychedelia painted VW van
The film is based around a group of military school cadets who rebel and features David Caruso, who later starred in CSI: Miami and NYPD Blues, in his first film role.
The VW Type 2 van has been owned by the Wiltshire vendor, a lifelong VW enthusiast, for over nine years.
He purchased the VW in America where he kept it for five years driving it around on visits and shipped it to England four years ago.
The van is a rare survivor, having been built in 1957.
With so many VW split screen vans from the 1950s and 60s having been converted into camper vans, attacked by tin-worm or recycled in the crusher, this very special van is going under the hammer on Sunday, June 18 just in time for Glastonbury the week after, for other summer festivals or just for hitting the road in.
Fitted with a later 1,500cc engine, which replaced the more lethargic 1,200cc motor, this piece of VW film history is expected to sell for £20,000-25,000 in the Charterhouse classic car auction.