SORTED 1974 Devon Camper

Discussion in 'Late Bay Classifieds' started by Skye van, Apr 19, 2024.

  1. • Good solid example of a 1600cc Devon camper
    • Looking for £11 500 - offers welcome
    • Located near Penrith, Cumbria
    • Contact 07917 295322 or
    Time has come to sell Ruby our 1974 Devon Poptop Camper after 14 years of happy use. Personal circumstances have changed and it is time to let someone else enjoy her. She is relatively unmolested but with plenty of scope to make your own statement or return to original.
    Work has been undertaken to the interior, mechanics and bodywork and it’s now a very usable example. If you’re looking for a vehicle to take holidaying when the summer arrives, this Type 2 would be a great choice.

    Exempt from MOT testing and road tax

    The brakes were refurbished in 2021 by a local VW specialist which included new front calipers, hoses, backing plates cylinders and shoes. At the same time twin carbs were balanced, valves adjusted and timing adjusted.

    Reconditioned engine with clutch installed in 2017 after original popped a valve on the M74 in 2015. Engine with all paperwork purchased from MorkC68 on the Late bay.
    Engine specs are;
    Remtec motor 1641ccStreet Power 1
    Cam is a Scat C25
    Heads are new Autolinea ones
    009 Distributor with electronic ignition
    Alternator works spot on
    New Brosal fuel pump
    Clutch, Pressure plate and release bearing have done around 4000 miles
    Carbs are twin 34 ICT's
    Just Kampers Stainless Steel 4 into 1quiet pack complete exhaust
    Heat Exchangers are new at time of engine reconditioning
    Rev counter and idiot gauges for head temp, oil temp and oil pressure

    Mileage is 97365 – since engine change only done 2500 miles

    Paintwork was originally all over vw pastel white but previous owner had lower half respray in vw tornado red to a good standard. Straight bodywork with good door fit and panel alignment. Gutters solid.
    Rear corners, drivers side sill, age appropriate replacement engine hatch and lower half respray done in 2013 by professional.
    New front and sliding door seals

    All cavities and the underside have been treated with Dinitrol wax/schutz.

    The camping interior has received some later additions and is ready for camping trips
    The bed panels and box have all been replaced with good quality oak faced ply.
    The rear seat/bed pads have been replaced with new foam and covers, floor covered with multi colour stripe vinyl all the flooring is in good condition. Curtains are slightly faded but perfectly usable.
    Front seats are original stone colour basket weave with Securon replacement inertia reel seatbelts, all the upholstery and door cards are in good original condition.
    The pop-top had a replacement cap by the previous owner.

    Gas stove with Camping Gaz 607 cylinder, sink with electric tap, various cupboards of original Devon pattern and original Devon leg table.
    Lighting updated with LED’s
    Securon lap belt fitted in the rear for an extra passenger.
    Split charge fitted with leisure battery and 12v sockets.
    Propex heater installed under rear seat.

    The sills are sound as generally are the wheel arches, there is some slight bubbling in a couple places, but otherwise is very sound for a bus of this age. I have no knowledge of what body work was done prior to purchase in 2010. The gutters are all very solid. There is some crazing to the glass fibre pop top but this is not especially noticeable.
    Inside the engine compartment, a couple of areas would benefit from some tidying but it presents well overall.
    The painted steel wheels are in good shape, tyres are commercial rated and have decent tread and are complete with hub caps.

    Engine starts easily and runs well, all fuel lines will be renewed to E10 standard.
    The original tatty Devon rear seats are available if wanted plus a range of gaskets, oil etc.

    Will also be listed locally



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