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Lot 33

2016   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2016

1964 Volkswagen Camper

SOLD $99,000

Estimate

$80,000 - $100,000

Chassis

1260046

Engine

0476701

Car Highlights

Shows Less than 19,000 Miles
1964 Conversion by the Well-Known EZ Camper Inc. in Southern California
Outstanding, Museum-Worthy Original Condition
Includes Numerous Period Accessories
One of the Finest Unrestored Split-Screen Campers in Existence

Technical Specs

1,493 CC Flat 4-Cylinder Air-Cooled Engine
Single Solex 28-PICT Downdraft Carburetor
51 BHP at 4,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Torsion Bar Front Suspension
Rear Swing Axle with Torsion Bars
Register to Bid

From the Jerry Seinfeld Collection

This spectacular Volkswagen camper was discovered in Texas about eight years ago, not far from where it was first sold in San Antonio. According to one expert account, when it was first shown publicly, it was regarded by several Volkswagen historians as one of the finest unrestored campers in existence; it appeared almost totally original, as if it had just returned from a camping trip prior to four decades of careful storage. Having seen little use in the years since, the camper now shows about 18,500 miles, which is almost certainly its original total from new. Easily identified by its pianohinged, flip-out side windows, the EZ Camper conversion was built in Southern California to a high standard, similar in design to the original Westfalia versions.

Joining The Jerry Seinfeld Collection in 2010, the camper has received very light use on both coasts during his ownership. Mr. Seinfeld recalls, “When my kids were little we would drive around in this bus every Sunday to get bagels and lox. The little kitchen drives them wild. We got busted by the cops with it for putting up an illegal lemonade stand this past summer in the Hamptons.”

Stunning in person, this truly irreplaceable Volkswagen Camper could easily serve as the centerpiece of any nostalgic collection and is worthy of awe and appreciation wherever it is shown.