Pristine T2 goes under the hammer

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Volkswagen’s T2 camper is an iconic model with universal appeal. No matter where you go on the planet you’re likely to encounter one in various states of repair, whether in need of a little attention or restored to its former glory.

The 1967 T2 that has until recently remained in storage at luxury car storage company Windrush’s facility in the Cotswolds is one of the latter. Its transformation began in 2008 when its current owner Steve Quinn acquired the T1 without rust or an engine. An extensive makeover included the addition of a 2.0L engine producing 100hp, new seating, wood panelling and exterior chrome, a paintwork restoration not to mention a few mod cons such as an Alpine surround sound system, a DVD player and an internet connection.

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SsangYong’s micro motorhome

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I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve always been fascinated by micro motorhomes – living and sleeping quarters tucked away in smaller vehicles like the Transit Connect or the Fiat Doblo. Perhaps it’s the ability to go where ordinary motorhomes can’t, or that you can simply park up virtually anywhere you like and jump into bed.

One of the most recent additions to this category is the SsangYong Turismo Tourist, an award winner at the 2017 Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards. Based on the standard Turismo MPV, which isn’t on sale in Ireland at the moment, the conversion was undertaken by Wellhouse Leisure, resulting in a camper just over five metres long with a three metre wheelbase.

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