£70k on Pistonheads!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jestermans, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. DESCRIPTION
    PROVENANCE
    Ewan McGregor OBE, Los Angeles, California (acquired in 2008)
    Current Owner



    THIS CAR
    Designed by Dutch Volkswagen distributor Ben Pon and based on Volkswagen’s original Type 1 “Beetle” Sedan, the Type 2 Transporter debuted at Geneva in 1949. While intended as a practical cargo hauler, its effect and influence were immediate and far-reaching. Easy and economical to maintain and operate, the Transporter was ideally suited to a multitude of uses and gathered a worldwide following.

    Volkswagen’s Transporter soon evolved into several variants, including pickup trucks, the dual-purpose Kombi, and a wide variety of camper variants – beginning with Westfalia-built examples from as early as 1949 – which were alternatively known as “Campmobiles.” Production of the first-generation Transporters continued through 1967, and they continue to enjoy a cult-like following as 1960s counterculture icons with avant-garde fair.

    Complete with a period Westfalia trailer with external perimeter luggage rack and period suitcases, this final-year Type 2 Camper from 1967 features a pop-up roof, rear luggage rack, awning, door-pantry shelves, a running-water sink, Venetian-blind side windows, period-style upholstery, and a detailed engine bay. Once the unqualified choice of value-conscious families and traveling hippies alike, this wonderful 1967 Type 2 Camper was formerly owned by acclaimed actor Ewan McGregor OBE and now stands ready for more adventures.
     
  2. Does Ewan McGregor come with it - Light sabre and a back up motorcycle with Charlie Borman rabbitting on about summat...... I digress.
     
    1050Ron likes this.
  3. some stupidly rich star wars fan will snap this up and never use it lol
     
  4. choice of value-conscious families.....:)

    i saw a pic of Ewan picking up his xmas tree in his split pick up .... that was better...:thumbsup:
     
  5. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    Sorry I'd only pay that sort of money if it had been owned by The Sith Lord Darth Vader, not some goody two shoes Jedi bth_vaderflow.gif
     
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  6. I do find this sort of thing amusing really £70K!! Its all about celeb rather than content - as nice as it looks and even if I thought £70K was pocket money ..... still I only paid £650 for my rusty Split way back in the day , but it only drove up and down my drive in 10 years ahem.... at least the £70K one drives normally! Bargain! o_O
     
  7. I know of a right hand 23 window one owner samba, oak devon camper inside, 26.000 miles from new was sold last year reduced from£120.000 to £99.000 to someone in England!!! I did view this (not to buy) It was as new and should have been in a museum. I'd be scared stiff to take it out of a secured fort knox garage.
     
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  8. Unfortunately, adter being in the classic car seen my whole life , its become a rich persons game now. The cars I used to have (which were never anything exotic) are creeping up in price. People use them as an investments like fine vintage wine. Funny world innit!
     
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  9. God yes, wish I still had some of my old cars! My first car was a 1952 split screen convertible Morris Minor then a 61 mark 2 jag saloon, those were days!
     
  10. The moggies have gone down in price ironically except travellers - I recently got my other half a moggy saloon as a birthday pressie this year! I love it never had one before. Its funny I am currently rebuilding the van engine and when I look at the A series engine in the mog, its like the Germans were about 30 years ahead in technology! The Aircooled engine is an F-16 fighter whilst the A series is a horse and cart and I love them both for those reasons!
     
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  12. theers 2 23 sambas beside me 1 has insurance valuation of120k nut bolt resto to a massive standard the other 60k way over priced
     
  13. that's a 'good krack!'
     
  14. I love it, the colour, the interior, perfect. Apart from the 70k.
     
  15. they are mad
     

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