The old Volkswagen camper has risen in price 12 times after a complete restoration

The old Volkswagen camper has risen in price 12 times after a complete restoration

August 10, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The car went under the hammer for 60 thousand dollars

Australian auto mechanic Phil Hocken bought a 1972 Volkswagen Jurgen Autovilla camper built on the basis of a VW T2. A car with a damaged body cost him only five thousand dollars, but he was able to increase its price exactly 12 times.

The restoration of the Volkswagen Jurgen Autovilla took Hawken seven months. According to the Australian, he had to build the car from scratch. The corroded body panels and the rotten frame of the wooden living unit were replaced with new ones, and inside Hawken installed a sleeping place for two, a bathroom and a kitchen with a stove and refrigerator.

The original “flat” Volkswagen engine was replaced by a two-liter engine EJ20 from Subaru Forester. In total, the mechanic spent 30 thousand dollars on repairs

After finishing the restoration, Hawken put the camper up for auction. After 17 hours of trading, the car went under the hammer for 60 thousand dollars. A huge number of those wishing to buy a retro camper inspired the mechanic: he bought three old Volkswagen Transporter Kombi, which he is currently working on restoring.