VW campervan - 1978 Bay Window - Automatic - Australian import


VW campervan – Type 2 – Late Bay

38,470 miles
5 Berths

Essential Information
Kitchen Sink
Dining Table
Audio Inputs
Roof Box

Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

We are reluctantly selling our beloved “Rosie” – a 1978 Late Bay VW camper. We had her imported from Australia as a mini bus (see photos for original condition) and professionally converted including, new 1800cc air cooled engine (new from old stock), full respray and full camper conversion.

She can accommodate 5 people for travel and sleeping so ideal for a 3 children family (like us). Full width rock and roll bed. 3 seatbelts in rear (1 lap belt).

Having spent most of her life in Australia, the body work and chassis are in superb condition – never welded.

The automatic gearbox makes her a dream to drive. The odometer reads 38,073 km (23,657 miles). The new engine was fitted at 5300km so the engine has only done 20,000 miles!

Due to age, Rosie is MOT and tax exempt and ULEZ compliant. Although MOT exempt, a new MOT was passed on 20 October 2023.

Sold with lots of extras including: roof rack, spare wheel, electric hook up cable, full set of thermostats, gas bottle, awning.

Conversion Description

Full bespoke conversion carried out by South West Splitz in Devon.

Installed Australian-style pop top, new engine, full respray, full width rock and roll bed, reupholstered all seats, new kitchen, bespoke cabinetry, leisure battery and electrical hock up system.

Beds Description

Full width rock and roll bed (sleeps 2)
Full width bed in pop top roof (sleeps 2)
Hammock over cab (sleeps 1 child – see photo)

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Contact Details

Vehicle Spec
Registered Type:
Motor Caravan - approved
Fuel Type:
Emissions Compliance:
ULEZ Compliant
Belted Seats:
5 Belts
Driving Side:
Right-Hand Drive
Vehicle Length:
4.50 meters
Vehicle Height:
2.00 meters
Vehicle Width:
1.70 meters
Converter Type:
Professional - Handcrafted
Conversion Condition:
Gas Sign-off:
Max Weight (MAM, GVW or MTPLM):
Unladen Weight Verified:
No - the vehicle has not been weighed since completion

12v Electrics
Leisure Battery
Split Charge Relay
240v Electrics
240v Mains Charger

Finance Options:

Finance options are available through our partner, Pegasus Finance. The UK’s leading specialist broker in the leisure finance industry.

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