This is the Frankenwagen, so named after the last 3 letters of the original numberplate and because it's made by VW.
It is an LT40 and is one of only approx 1200 ever made.
We imported it from Austria with the help of Mike from www.busman.be
. We saw it for sale on a German website and after looking at the photos, it was exactly what we were after.
I spoke to the owner a few times and he had been inundated with enquiries to buy it. We got on well on the phone exchanging stories of camping and vans etc. His family had been touring in it full time for a year. They had travelled to Morocco, Algeria, Iran, Oman, all the Balkans, Turkey, Greece and numerous others.
After Mike gave us the thumbs up, we headed down by our own version of "by any means" to drive it back.
A quick kick to the tyres and without even bothering to check the oil, we hit the road home.....slowly.
It had everything we needed: solar power, shower, hot water, Loo, twin bunks, fold out double bed, auxiliary fuel tanks, roof rack, CB radio, diesel heater, 2x CD players, hob and sink etc. It even has an on board air compressor for tools and tyre inflating.