Lot 308: Volkswagen Silverflash Camper
At around the same time as German Beetle production ceased, manufacture of the bay window Type-2 vans was also coming to an end in 1978-79. Volkswagen decided to mark the demise of the T2 with a commemorative model and a batch of 600 were built with a distinctive specification. Just like the Last Edition Beetles, these vans were painted metallic silver, and the edition Type 2 was known in Germany as the 'Silberfisch' (hence the anglicised name of 'Silverfish') or the Last Edition Bus. Very few of these last edition buses have survived it is believed that only 8 are known to exist. The 'Silverfish' had a decidedly above-average equipment specification, featuring a padded dash, extra headlights, fog lights, air horns, stereo speakers and a unique sliding sun roof. Manufactured on the 11th January 1979 this left hand drive example is described as being in excellent original condition throughout and is finished in marine upholstery in the cab and yellow check in the rear as with all examples. The work surfaces and rear living area are all in superb condition and make this extremely collectible as well as extremely useable. The bus is supplied with a V5 document, current MoT valid until December 2010 and a Volkswagon Birth Certificate. An excellent opportunity to purchase an extremely rare limited edition bus that is perhaps the best condition example of its kind.
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