I sold my variant and had been looking for a double cab for more than 3 years and not found a DC anywhere in right condition, for right price…
I saw on ebay in UK a 1969 California import to UK and got pn a plane to Norwich to see it.
32 hour drive later I was back in south of France with my new investment.
The car was a 1969 tintop, it was originally an 8 seater microbus when in left the factory but the guy I had bought it from had registered it only as a 5 seater. It had been lowered as well and for 5 months I drive it around but it bottomed out everytime I went out in it so I ended up switching the lowered spindles to original ones…
You can see the difference between the 1971 Westfalia – Bob and my 1969 Dennis.. both have own qualities!
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Bus was imported from California to UK in 2014 so very dry and rust free and was renovated in 2015 in UK by a professional.
It is now registered on French Carte Grise Collection, immatriculation Francaise with controle technique til 06/2021 with FFVE certificate.
The bodywork is in excellent condition with new deluxe chrome trim, all window seals are new and it has a new paint job and underneath it is solid, dry and rust free!
Blank canvas inside. The rear is empty and I use it to transport my kayak or go camping.
Front seas and carpets all in excellent condition with new Wolfsburg seat belts up front
Fitted with 1641cc single port which pulls really nicely
Engle 110 cam
Single Weber 36 IDF
Vintage Speed Exhaust which has a fantastic sound
Adjustable rear spring plates
Church key for fuel flap