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1979 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 'BAY WINDOW' KOMBI

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This 1979 Volkswagen Type 2 ‘Bay Window’ Kombi is a characterful classic passenger van, which features a custom interior build and a number of mechanical upgrades. It is equipped with an upgraded 1,650cc engine with twin Weber carburettors and electronic ignition, coupled with a four-speed manual transmission. The odometer currently indicates 60,500 miles from new.

A Brazil-built Kombi, first registered overseas in December 1979, this left-hand drive Type 2 has been with its current keeper for the last 10 years. Alongside an upgraded engine, this Kombi has been given uprated brakes with a servo system, as well as a Python exhaust system.

To the best of the vendor’s knowledge, this Kombi has never sustained any bodywork damage. Today, the condition of the two-tone blue and white finish is described as being in very good condition, with just one or two minor stone chips around the rear end, a minor scratch on the passenger door, and some small bubbles in the paint on the lower body – all of which are shown in the photo gallery. The van comes complete with a roof rack, which is in good order, and there is also a tow hitch. It rides on a set of 14-inch steel wheels, which have a few chips in the paint, but are accented by polished hub caps and Atlas white Portawall tyre trims.

Moving inside, this Kombi features a full custom interior build, including a wooden kitchen section complete with a Smev sink and twin hob unit, a vintage Osokool cooler, and Propex heater. It also features a ‘rock and roll’ bed, a leisure battery, as well as custom curtains and cushions. The seats are finished with blue and white upholstery, and while the vendor has pointed out a minor mark on the front passenger seat, the trim evidently remains in excellent condition overall. All of this Kombi’s electrics are reported to work as they should, and there are no warning lights present on the dashboard.

The last service was undertaken in November 2020 at 60,500 miles, where technicians changed the engine oil and serviced the brakes. Prior to this, routine maintenance was also carried out in January 2020 and June 2019.

The vehicle is exempt from an annual MOT, though a number of Irish NCT test certificates can be seen in the image gallery. The wheels come wrapped with GT Radial Maxmiler tyres, which are reported to be in excellent condition on all four corners.

This Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi is iconic classic that makes a great day van for car shows, road trips or lazy summer afternoons at the beach. While it appears to have been subject of an older restoration, it still presents well today. Some minor cosmetic refurbishment would bring this Type 2 up to a great standard, though of course it is in eminently usable condition as-is, and is sure to attract admiring glances wherever the next owner chooses to take it.

The description of this auction lot is, to the best of the seller's knowledge, accurate and not misleading. Collecting Cars requests a range of detail about the lot from the seller, and performs a level of due diligence. However, bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description, and conduct any research they feel is necessary before committing to a bid. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

As this car is not UK-registered, it cannot be run through Collecting Cars’ standard online HPI check process.

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