Friday, July 26, 2013

VW Baywindow Westfalia Campmobile For Sale

E's Autos recently had the pleasure of working on this nice original 1974 VW Type 2 Campervan. Recently resprayed in the original "Leuchtorange", and with a really good original Westfalia "plaid" interior that sleeps 4, and seats 5 (or 6 including the buddy seat). Benefitting from an 1800cc twin carb engine, and servo assisted brakes, this is a very user friendly VW to drive. The camper spent many years in Canada, with lots of paperwork and service history to show how well it was looked after there. The interior features three VW lap belts in the three seater rear bench, a cool box, sink and water tank, and a small gas cooker. There's also a nice period styled sun canopy, some retro flasks/ coolers, and some owners manuals to go with it. £12995 o.n.o.  For all enquiries please contact E's Autos and we'll put you in touch with the owner.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Even more summer days

This years summer seemed to be a long time coming but now seems to be in full swing, and the workshop has been busy preparing cars to be enjoyed whilst the sun shines.
If there's one car that thrives in the summer sun, its a Beach Buggy. Nev's Bugle buggy project is really coming along now, and E's Autos whizzed across Surrey and Hampshire and seperated the body and shortened VW Beetle floorpan to enable the floor to be rolled out from the garage, painted, detailed and prepared for the body to be dropped back in place once it has been painted.
Dan came over in his beautiful Oak green Mk 2 Golf Gti 16v to show just how noisy the stainless exhaust system is, and to discuss alternatives. A stock OEM system may well be the way forward here.
Terry's daughter realised just in time that the MOT on her VW 1303 was due, so paid us a visit for a few jobs and tweaks, a new MOT and a project plan for the future.
A customer enquiry about rewires, and vehicle electrics led to a chat with Neil, who wanted the piece of mind that a leisure battery and auxiliary wiring system could offer for family camping trips in his 2 litre, 1978 Baywindow Westy  (IE- the family could run everything all weekend and still drive off at the end of the holiday). A complete new system was fitted with extra 12 volt sockets, a seperate easily accessible fusebox and space for additions as and when required.
Thanks to Neil and his E's Autos Flyer distribution (thanks Neil) at the Volksworld Camper and Bus cruise/ show from Guildford to Bournemouth, yet another Westfalia Baywindow camper found its way to the unit for a thorough engine checkover. Dave's 1970 VW T2, now benefits from a leisure battery system, a mains hook up and a working fuel gauge which should mean that the whole family are kept happy on those camping holidays near and far. 
There's also a few other projects bubbling away under the radar but the owners are shy.
We also had a very interesting visit from the owner of the "Humbersaurus'. Google "Humber Hot Rod Burnout" for this highly modified Humber, with around 650bhp.

Long summer days...

Long summer days with actual real sunshine in them, meant that plenty of cars appeared out of hiding and headed towards the workshop in order to make the most of it.
PJ's Pearl White 1965 VW Splitscreen Westfalia came by for a full service and a CSP disc brake conversion prior to a trip across Europe to European Bug In 5. PJ decided whilst we were at it, he fancied changing the wheels to chromed and detailed Fuchs replicas. The results were a pretty impressive stance and a much improved drive. He also popped in, in his beautiful Beryl green 1963 Beetle running an Aire Valley beam and air ride system that we fitted earlier this year.
Vic and Jude's Bahama Blue 1965 VW Beetle had been suffering from use as a slammed daily driver on the pothole ridden streets around Brighton and Hove, so in it came for a full running gear service, brake check and a pair of fresh shock absorbers at the rear. 
A chance wrong turn earlier in the year led to meeting a friendly bodyshop owner with a couple of cool US import Type 2 VWs. The early bay had a few gear selection issues which were diagnosed and rectified before the camper went off to live with its proud new keepers in Basingstoke.
Being in the car scene for so many years, we have made a lot of good friends and contacts. One of those, Craig owns a very good example of a Razor edge Karmann Ghia that had stalled as a project. With a day spent catching up over spanner swinging, we had it rolling and ready to recover to the workshop with the help of our tame recovery truck drivers.