• Rare surviving ‘60s VW Campervan
• Exhaustive, documented restoration to better than new
• Multiple Show and award winner
When Professor Ferdinand Porsche designed his Volkswagen ‘People’s car’ in 1934, he never envisaged that 80 years on its variants might be worth as much, or more, than the sports cars carrying his name.
But that could be the case at Shannons Melbourne Spring auction on Monday, September 29 when an exhaustively-restored and multiple award-winning 1966 VW Campervan named ‘Buster’ is expected to sell for the price of a early Porsche 356.
‘Buster’ is a rare surviving ‘E-Z’ Camper conversion based on an increasingly collectible ‘Split-Window’ Type 2 Kombi.
Introduced in 1949 with the same reliable running gear as the original Post-War VW Beetle, the Kombi soon carved a niche as a reliable, versatile and endearing workhorse and it was available as a van, a bus and as early as 1951, as a camper, with a conversion by the German Westfalia company.
As demand for these campers outstripped supply – particularly in North America – other campers entered the market, including ‘E-Z’ Camper