Selling On Behalf Of Customer - VW T2 Danbury Camper


Following the first generation Type 2, Volkswagen’s second generation Type 2 was more spacious and heavy-duty than its predecessor. Nicknamed the ‘Breadloaf’, the Kombi Camper  had a larger engine, upgraded battery, improved electrics and smoother suspension.

The T2a (or Early Bay) produced from 1967 – 1971 was followed by the T2b (or Late Bay) from 1972 onwards. With front doors that opened to 90° from the body, engine hatches and crescent air intakes in the D-pillars, the new Type 2 Kombi Camper had a distinct look. With its front indicators positioned low down, the T2a was nicknamed ‘Low Lights’.

From 1971, all models for the U.S  and Canadian markets were fitted with the 1700cc Type 4 engine, which remained optional for European customers from 1972.

The 1971 Type 2s 1600cc engine had dual intake ports on each cylinder head and was DIN-rated at 37 kW (50 bhp). There were also front disc brakes and new road wheels with brake ventilation holes and flatter hubcaps. Enlarged to a 1.8 L in 1974, and 2.0 L in 1976, 1978 saw the addition of hydraulic valve lifters.

With a bigger engine, the 1972, T2b debuted an upgraded exterior with an expanded engine compartment to fit the type-4 engine, newly designed rear end without the apron, bigger late tail lights, larger air inlets and  front indicators higher up, on either side of the grille.

Production of Volkswagen’s iconic, easy-to-maintain second generation Type 2 Kombi Camper ended in 1979.

The car:

This iconic 1972 Volkswagen T2 Bay Window Camper Van Danbury conversion is in great condition and mechanically sound. A desirable Low Light Danbury conversion, it is both MOT and Tax exempt. Despite its MOT exemption, it comes with a full MOT until the 9th July 2019.


Sold on behalf of its owner, this lovely 1972 Kombi Camper comes with plenty of history. In addition to its original service book, with 37 stamps through to 104,000 miles, there are also many past MOT certificates and invoices.

It has had four previous owners and has been with its present owner since 2008.


Mechanically sound, this bay-window Camper, pre-facelift low-light model, runs and drives well.

Records for the vehicle show that a genuine factory exchange VW engine was fitted at 86,755 miles (meaning that the current engine has covered around 65,000 miles).

Additionally, an alternator conversion was fitted, as well as new brake calipers, wheel cylinders and brake pads at 146,000 miles.

The Camper has covered under 1,000 miles in the last six years, having been stored in a professional facility for some of that time

The current mileage is 150,000.

Exterior: Finished in white, this vehicle is in good, all-round condition. Past invoices record that it had Ziebart rust-proofing from new. A Danbury conversion, this Camper comes with the original awning and poles present. We are told that the awning is waterproof. A couple of the poles may be bent, but all are still functional.

Interior: Grey interior in good condition, with room for improvements to be made over time, if required. An upgraded drivers seat has been fitted, however, the original one will come with the Camper. Notes supplied to us from the vendor indicate that the heater channels are not connected, so there is no internal heat source inside the Kombi. Additional 12v sockets have been added with power supplied by the leisure battery.

Rowland says: “We are selling this VW T2 Kombi on behalf of a local owner and we believe it to be a good example of these increasingly rare cars. We have based our description on the accompanying invoices and service book, with detail provided by the owner.

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  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Recorded Mileage: 150000
  • Engine Size: 1584
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Date First Registered: 01.07.1972
  • Drive Side: Right Hand Drive
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Exterior Colour: White
  • Interior Colour: Grey
  • Tax Exempt: Yes
  • MOT Exempt: Yes
  • Our Price: £15995
  • Our Grading: 3
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