VW camper at auction

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  1. Jaws

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    Phew! I'd be scared to use it - so what's the point? Another soulless exhibit in a transport museum?
     
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    Good job he took it to Bonhams for a valuation.

    Our local auction house would probably describe it as "Dormobile camping van" and start the bidding at £50.
     
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    I would not take it outside the garage, well not in the UK anyway. Only need a fews of rain and cold and frost and it's going rusty..............
     
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  6. Jaws

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    Considering many of us ( ok, ok.. some of us and certainly not me ! ) have paid around that figure for a new MH I am a bit surprised at the reactions :)
     
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    When I was the camping manager for Vanfest, (now Busfest) a lot of VW campers only came to the show to exhibit in the "Show And Shine". They arrived on trailers and were known as trailer queens.
    The annoying thing for most people was the fact the every day driver with a smart camper was up against these "Queens". It is worth noting that most, if not all are not fully original as they have had some sort of restoration to get to that level!
    On another thread on this forum someone asked if there is snobbery within the motorhome fraternity, I can tell you that it is very much alive and kicking within the VW Camper world.
    The worst offenders for me were the "New" T5 VW California owners who thought they were better than anyone else, They even tried to dictate to me when I was taking their booking over the phone. :rofl:
     
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    Buy an RV for that money and have all the bells and whistles, its a lot of money for what is just an old van
     
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    Well I think it is beautiful, and much as I'd like to own one that is almost as much as I paid for my current van and NO-Way would I swap, so although both my sons have T4 campers, their dad is not about to spend their inheritance to join them!
     
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    100k....and you've still got to take a dump in the woods ???
     
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    Bit like Marmite - love em or hate em - well maybe not hate but dislike/don't see the attraction!! Considering all the advantages of a new modern MoHo for -say £60k who in their right mind (except the very rich) would fork out £100k for an underpowered uncomfortable 4 year old micro bus just to show it off at a few meets a year? :eek:
     
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    Beautiful vehicle
     
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    To think I bought my first VW split screen, a 1966 with Devon conversion for £250 and it had a years MOT.(y)
     
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    100k blimey and it is still only as good as it was when it left the factory. That means it won't go, won't stop, is noisy and without any real safety features. A museum piece not for use in the 21st century. They were quite good when launched in the 1950's but hey that was half a century ago and we have all moved on a bit since then.
     
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    Ha Ha harsh but true !!
     
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    Can only imagine the buyer wears a baseball cap on back to front and calls everyone dood .... And has more coin than brains ..
     
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    I remember when my Dad wanted to buy one back in the 70s and my Mum said "no". Dad sulked for months.
     
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    Not so. you can have a chemical porta pottie. either in cupboard or in seat box...not much privacy though!:D
     
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    Sorry, but there are some things MUCH better kept private........
     
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    Classic :clap2::rofl::rofl:
     
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