(18) Fully Restored VW 13 + 8 window delux (1966)
First registered: 01st July 2019
First built - 1966 LHD 13 Window Split screen Deluxe
1966 13 Window Walk through Deluxe model with original Samba Style roof
Full bare metal rebuild/repaint in classic VW colours (Mouse and Dolphin Grey)
Completely refurbished mechanics and electrics with a rebuilt upgraded 1641cc engine.
Upgraded Wilwood front disc brakes with Bilstein suspension upgrades.
New seals and aluminium trim throughout
Bespoke interior with Rock and Roll rear seat/bed finished in Mulberry and Tweed
Available at a fraction of the build costs.
Imported from the dry state of California in 2014 this 1966, 21 window Deluxe style Split screen has undergone a full bare metal strip and rebuild in the hands of one of the country’s leading classic Air-cooled Volkswagen Specialists, Type 2 Detectives.
Stripped back to bare metal, the split screen was in very straight and solid order. And has had a full repaint in VW Mouse Grey, (L325) and VW Dolphin Grey, (L320) by Classic Car Revivals with stunning results. Everything throughout the van has been renewed/refurbished/rebuilt and the “Samba” style roof fabricated in with what is deemed the best kit available from Grumpy’s Metal Inc in California. Making this original 13 window a much sought after 21 Window Samba style Camper.
The underside of the van was media blasted before being Raptor coated and components fitted. The front brakes and suspension has been upgraded to Wilwood disc brakes, 2” narrow beam with all new brake lines and pipes. The rear suspension has been upgraded with a straight axle conversion with adjustable spring plates with fully refurbished rear brakes, new brake lines and pipes and new handbrake cables. The Split screen runs Bilstein Shock absorbers all round giving a lovely relaxing drive.
The Split screen sits on traditional steel wheels with Bridgestone tyres all round.
The engine is a Volkswagen, 1641cc engine with new ancillaries and new Carburettor, flame thrower Petronix distributor and coil and Vintage Speed stainless steel exhaust. Installed is also a leisure battery with a Blaze cut fire system in the engine bay.
Externally the Split screen has polished aluminium Safari front windows as well as pop out side windows. All the seals and rubbers throughout were replaced with new items and new Deluxe belt line trim
The cab area has a polished metal and wood steering wheel, digital speedo, German square weave carpets and rubber floor mats.
The interior is retrimmed with a wool headlining, tweed and mulberry vinyl cloth with a full width rock and roll seat/bed, 3 lap belts and 2 buddy seats, (inertia seats for the front seats)
The van has had a full rewire with a new loom to 12V electrics.
Stereo is a DAB/Bluetooth Retro sounds unit with Kicker speakers and bass box.
The roof canvas for the sunroof is a bespoke made unit in Grey duck cloth.
It drives beautifully, and with the uprated running gear means that this is a camper that could be driven all the time if desired.
This Split screen wants for nothing and is probably one of the best vehicles available in the market place.