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1971 Volkswagen Type 2 Rag Top Day Van


DAY ONE: Friday 2nd October 2020 - Lots 1 to 100. (TWO DAY SALE)

  • 02-10-2020
  • Memorabilia Start Time: 00:00
  • Vehicles Start Time: 18:00

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1971 Volkswagen Type 2 Rag Top Day Van

We have had this VW for 7 years. It is a Type 2 bay window De Luxe.

  • Built in July 1971 & despatched to the US
  • Full service history up to 100,000 miles
  • New Tyres and has had a UK MOT
  • Runs very well

Every VW has a story.. and this is no exception

A somewhat quirky owner had the roof covered with canvas so he could roll it back during the evening and sleep under the stars, in a stretcher that was his bed. His photo is on the dashboard taken in Hawaii.

He lived in a large and expensive house in LA, close to the beach and would take the VW there to sleep during the week. The original number plate is fitted to the rear bumper, which is actually drift wood.

The scrolls along the side are very 70ish LA time warp. The last time this was used in California was 2010 as you will note by the DMV tag on the top right of the registration plate.

The only rot I can see is on the drivers side floor. which seems to be a small crack in the shape of a spider type web. It has 4 new tyres fitted.

The VW had been in an accident at some time, as you can see on the passenger side front around by the headlight, As this US registration document shows it was "salvage", I presume due to the front having sustained this damage.

Please note that the V5 shows it has been made up of parts! This is a pre requisite of the DVLA for any vehicle that has a salvage title. Despite this VW being very original and by the looks of it, has not had any panel replaced in it's life, the DVLA will not change its current policy. Despite the information which has been given to the DVLA, that if the vehicle had sustained a total loss for insurance, the US title is a totally different colour (Yellow background with red writing.) They are not prepared to discuss despite what evidence to the contrary you can present to them.

Please note that descriptions are produced from information provided by the vendors. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork.

On display at our Thornton le Dale site – Roxby Garage, Pickering Road Thornton le Dale YO18 7LH - viewings welcome please call us on 01751 474455. Thank you.

Submit Best Bid - This vehicle will be offered at the auction on 3rd October. We have been asked to submit the highest bid on the day to the vendor. The vendor will then either accept or decline the bid.


  • Lot Number: 96
  • Year: 1971
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Type 2 Rag Top Day Van
  • Registration: OEU 597J
  • Engine Size: 1700
  • Estimate: SUBMIT BEST BID