Another historic vehicle going up for sale soon

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  1. Puddleduck

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    I can see it making £100,000 plus
     
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    Looks right up Chris Evans's street
     
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    If not more.
    I came across one in Devon last year . Had a chat with the bloke who was driving it sat on a tyre as there were no seats or interior & he said that it was basically the front & rear bulkheads that were the only parts left that were original. everything else was new. It had a stunning paint job . Oh & he was in for 59k so far ! :Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    More money than sense! Our honeymoon in California was spent in one and it became a tour of the garages in the sunny state as it kept breaking down. Nasty, horrid thing; slow, underpowered, thirsty, vague to drive - I could go on! Major plus point? It was loaned to us by a good friend so it was free!
     
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    Vw camper are one of the top seller,the old t4 £5000 plus
     
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    .....................who expects to make a large sandwich in commission charges, at 20% + VAT. :(
     
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    I know these things are classed as iconic, but personally I can't see what the attraction is.
     
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    VW Samba Splitty....



    We paid a mere £3000 for our Type 2 Devon in 1997 and we sold it for £3000 7 years fun-filled later - it was the only zero depreciation vehicle I ever owned.

    I'm reminded of the time a photographer brought a wedding couple and a Samba Splitty to my quaint rural workplace for some photos. I went over for a drool at the VW, and when it was all over and they'd gone I realised I hadn't at any point complimented the lovely bride on her appearance.
     
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    Me either, god awful, slow, smelly, uneconomical beasts with a heating system that will either try to burn your legs off at the knees or poison you with exhaust fumes! But it takes all sorts to make a world.

    D.
     
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    We've had a couple of old VW campers over the years and they've always been "interesting" and "challenging" vehicles to own. Having said that, we've had many great adventures in them and we have many treasured memories taking the kids on holidays in the UK and abroad, but come on, £50,000+? I just can't see how you could put that kind of value on one no matter how tricked up it is
     
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    Owned a T3 Devon conversion, pop-top in the '80s, how I hated it.. would never ever buy another..

    can't for the life of me see the attraction.. but there are plenty who do.
     
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    In 7 years our '75 Kombi had three recovery truck rides - snapped hand brake cable, broken fuel pipe, and a dodgy coil, but we loved it to bits. We did a couple of French surfaris in it, and as a vehicle you could happily spill sand and sea water all over and bash surfboards into you couldn't do better.

    I wrote a piece about VW camper ownership back in 1998, originally intended for Surf magazine. It ended up in their sister publication Motorhome Monthly - text here.
     
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    Well, I think it works like this. You have a large amount of swag. So large in fact, that you could build a new council housing estate in Holmfirth, or another poor part of Yorkshire. :) Trouble is, that nice Mr Osborn whacks you for huge amounts of excise on your cash. And so, you buy stuff that will increase it's value over the years, and hey, you don't pay tax on your VW, or for that matter, your Rembrandt. :) And that's what will happen, I would imagine, to this old truck. (y)
     
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    Bought my first VW splitscreen camper in 1977, a 1966 model with a years MOT for £250
     
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    And what's it worth now???
     
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    Dad always wanted one but Mum refused due to lack of privacy and his demands for a three course meal twice a day.
     
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    I don't want to think about it.
     
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    Yes I was seriously considering a T4 before buying the MH.
    Friends recently bought a 96 one. Lovely conversion & excellent condition but cost a lot more than 5k !!
    What's even more fascinating is if you find 2 identical motorhomes , one with a T4 as base vehicle it will command a large premium over the other & it is the same even over here !

    The type 2''s though don't appeal to me personally. Even when I was chatting to the bloke I still couldn't get my head around the amount of money he'd invested in it. I can appreciate the standard of work etc; but they do nothing for me .
     
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