FOR SALE VW Devon

Discussion in 'Late Bay Classifieds' started by Tom77, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. IMG_5613.JPG IMG_5197.JPG IMG_5198.JPG IMG_3238.JPG IMG_9592.JPG IMG_5195.JPG IMG_5194.JPG IMG_5613.JPG IMG_5197.JPG IMG_5198.JPG IMG_3238.JPG IMG_9592.JPG IMG_5195.JPG IMG_5194.JPG IMG_5197.JPG IMG_5198.JPG IMG_3238.JPG IMG_9592.JPG IMG_5195.JPG IMG_5194.JPG With much reluctance I am putting up for sale my much loved Marina Yellow 1977 T2 campervan. Unfortunately due to changing circumstances we have to let her go for someone else to enjoy!

    I bought her in 2012 as a mechanically sound shell ready to install the interior and I built and installed all the interior units myself. I'm a carpenter by trade so everything has been finished to the highest standard.

    I spent a lot of time and effort creating a practical and useable layout both for camping and as a day van. She has everything you need inside for a successful camping trip and plenty of storage! Inside features include:

    - Pop top roof
    - 3/4 Rock and roll bed with storage underneath
    - 2 hob stove
    - Sink with tap
    - Large cupboard (big enough to fit a fridge but we never needed one)
    - Wardrobe cupboard with rail
    - Overhead locker cupboard
    - Original bench seats in cab

    We dont use her as a daily driver and have only used her for weekend trips over the last 5 years. Stored locally inside in a garage at all other times including through the winter.

    She has run like a dream for us with no major mechanical issues over the five years I've had her. Mechanical details include:

    - UK right hand drive
    - Original engine 1600cc
    - Includes leisure battery which runs 12v lighting and tap.
    - All works have been carried out by VW specialists.
    - All details of original restoration in 2012 are available on request. This was by a mechanic and VW enthusiast who took great care in ensuring she was a solid and reliable van!

    Due to lack of use at the moment the van is currently off the road but I will provide a new MOT from the VW specialist garage upon receiving a deposit. She's previously passed every MOT with no work required so this won't be a problem.

    Please feel free to get in touch and ask any questions at all, I have put a lot of love and time into this van and hope that it can go to a good home!

    19,995

    Tom 07759426200
     

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    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
  2. I think I'm a little bit in love.
     
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  3. With the bus, not you I should add.

    That interior is lovely. There's something special about them when they have a bespoke made layout. Good luck with the sale.
     
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  4. Thanks rustbucket.
    Yes I spent a lot of time on the interior. Luckily it's my job so I could get the finish I wanted. Sad to sell her
     
  5. Hey all

    I was just looking for some advice regarding pricing. I was advised to advertise for this price but I think it's a bit high. Would anyone be interested in the van at a lower price??? Advice on what's been sold previously or personal opinions will help me out.

    Thanks
     
  6. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    It does look lovely.
    The problem may be that you're selling for top top dollar, at precisely the wrong time of year.
    "Values" seem to have at best levelled out, and at worst reduced over the last 12 months or so too.
    If you can, you'd probably be best holding on to it, and re-advertising next March ish.
     
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  7. I was about to say something similar, but probably not as well worded
     
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  8. Thanks baysearcher

    Yes it's a bit of an awkward time of year to get a sale, I agree.

    It was a quick decision based on a new project.

    Cheers for the advice
     
  9. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Personally I think you need to add a bit of meat to your advert.
    £25k is top end for a bay so you need to show people what they'd be getting.
    A load more photos (usual problem areas, engine bay, underside) would be a good start imho.
     
  10. ^ this. also a video of it running / driving takes 5 minutes to shoot and upload on to youtube.

    also worth mentioning what the sleeping set-up is; ie if its a family looking to buy they'll need to know if it sleeps 2 /3 /4 etc. GLWTS.
     
  11. Great points guys thanks

    I will have a think what to do and in the mean time take some additional photos
     
  12. I especially like your rearview mirror with the silvering going at the edges..............just like mine!
    Adds a little bit of genuine history to the bus.
    Tony
     
  13. You really ought to say what size engine it is. But it's a lovely looking bus. In fact, I'm a little bit envious!
     
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  14. Hi I sold mine at just this time of year. Same price (same colour too).
    Mine was in just as good condition, but a modern style interior, which seemed to appeal to the market at the time.
    I advertised on Gumtree and sold her within a couple of days.
    My advert was perhaps less technical and more personal, give her a name and explain all about the lovely times you have had etc.
     
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  15. Thanks tyke2.

    Sounds promising. Didn't think of gumtree but I will give it a go

    Cheers
     
  16. Hi everyone! Vans still for sale. with a much more appealing price tag.
    19,995
    Anyone interested or know of anyone? Really keen to move onto my next project now.
    Regards
    Tom
     
  17. You don't seem to have heeded the advice above about more photos/video. Also engine size - one of the most important factors.
     
  18. Extra pics and engine size are in the advert
     
  19. It is without doubt a really nice van, but as said it would be more difficult to sell with winter coming when most owners would have put their vans to bed for the winter.

    Presumably the van has cost you in terms of restoration and no point selling at a loss. Your asking price seems about right.

    As already said, it would make sense to hang on until next Spring when folks start thinking of the summer ahead and looking for a quality classic Bay as yours is.

    From what I have seen Ebay attracts the cheap bargain hunters and vans go for rather low prices.

    Others on here like me must be wondering why on earth would you part with it, just to do another project?
     
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  20. Flakey

    Flakey Sponsor

    Have you got it on all the Facebook groups, I have got a VW campervan, type2 detectives swap meet, anything air cooled etc?
    Slightly misleading calling it a Devon when the only thing Devon about it is the roof!
     

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