Man – do you want to split?
A psychedelic 1957 Volkswagen split screen panel van that appeared in an American cult film is offered for sale this Sunday (18 June).
The 1980 film – Getting Wasted – is based in the 1960s and features David Caruso of CSI: Miami fame in his first movie role.
This distinctive hippy van is offered for sale at Charterhouse’s sale as part of the Bristol Classic Car Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground. It carries an estimate of £20,000-25,000.
The VW Type 2 – which has been fitted with a later 1500cc engine – has belonged to a lifelong marque fan from Wiltshire for the past nine years. The van was bought in the US and remained there for five years before being shipped to the UK, but sees little use now.
Auctioneer Matthew Whitney says: ‘It’s probably one of the more distinctive vehicles we have had in our classic car auctions, recently.
‘Finished in its psychedelic paintwork, this lot is probably not one for the shy and retiring collector and is definitely not the sort of van you can lose in a car park!’
The 1957 VW hippy van – not one for the shy and retiring collector.