Wednesday, 23 January 2008
love at first sight
shes got to be the one
Monday 13th August 07.
After searching for a Kombi Split for a long time, I finally found an advert selling a 1960 VW Split Screen. The Kombi was located in Herne Bay, Kent. (UK)
The advert says:
" The van is 100% rust free and has NEVER been welded or repaired.
The van was imported by karman konnection southend in 2003, having been owned by a small food distribution company in California for over 40years. It was used as a light van.
The body work is original and still has all the knocks and scuffs it came with, it has never been filled or welded, but has been lacquered. The badge and bumpers have been re-painted due to being sunbaked.
All the underside has been extensively rust proofed with specialist paint and waxoil.
The kombi is standard apart from the following:
12v conversion & leisure battery, 009 dizzy, electronic ignition
new wheels/tyres (the originals will be included)
spax shocks, alloy rocker covers & plastic/sprung push rod tubes
3/4 rock & roll bed/seat & new interior panels. All rubber seals etc have been replaced
A later type fuel tank and beetle speedo with a fuel guage (the original speedo and fuel tank are included)
Repro Westfalia awning
I’ve only had the van for about a year and in that time have had the brakes overhauled, a drag link (steering) replaced and everything else serviced a couple of times. It runs and drives as it should and needs nothing. When I was looking for a splitty, this was the most genuine, rust free and un-molested that I could find. If you want one that hasn’t been restored, you won’t find better."
I just had to go and see her in the flesh.