VOLKSWAGEN T2 (BAY WINDOW)
WHAT TO PAY CONCOURS £20,000 EXCELLENT £14,000 USABLE £8000 PROJECT £4000
Ask anyone to draw a Volkswagen van or camper and the chances are they will go for the T1 splitscreen version with its happy, big-vee face.
When VW announced that it was going to introduce a second-generation Transporter platform there was disbelief that it should abandon such a well-loved icon, but the times they were a-changing.
The T2 turned out to have attractive looks all of its own with that big panoramic windscreen that gave birth to the ‘bay’ nickname, and double-walled construction was good news as was the introduction of a double-jointed rear axle and a bigger engine.
The T2 is better and more practical to drive than its predecessor. Post-1972 models picked up a revised look (pictured) and more power. Even after the third-generation T3 came along in 1979, T2 production continued until 2013.
T2s were once much cheaper than T1s, but the gap has narrowed considerably in recent years.