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Silvio ( VW T2b Campervan Silberfische )

Seats 5 | Manual Gearbox | Minimum age of driver 21 years old
Availability for Hire from September 23rd 2017

CHAMPAGNE EDITION DELUXE MICROBUS – this is called ‘the Silverfish model’

History

At the end of the production of the late bay window T2b bus in 1978, Volkswagen produced a special limited edition bus called “Lord of Hannover”. This was a commemorative model to celebrate the end of the Type 2 production and the last run from the Wolfsburg factory prior to modernisation of the plant in preparation for the start of the production of the Type 3 model. These were built as 7 seater microbuses and delivered to Berlin as public service vehicles. It features a very distinctive metallic silver paintwork and was one of only 600 Silberfische as the model was known in Germany to be built. Silberfisch has since been anglicised to Silverfish . Of the originals only a handful are known to survive and none in better condition than this one. The vehicle was sitting in a barn in Krakow Poland for 16 years until it was found in 2001 and imported to the UK.

These images are pre and during restoration we will update the images as we get them from the restoration company.

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Specification

The Silverfish has an upgraded 2.8 big bore engine with twin 40 carburettors replacing the factory 1.6 version. This provides ample power and speed for today’s roads. Chrome trim is visible throughout with chrome bumpers that will include a pair of ultra rare stainless steel overriders, it has opening chrome quarter light vent windows on the cab and passenger side windows, heated rear window, padded dashboard, headrests, and to set it off a sliding steel sunroof that disappears into the roof. These are some of the features that makes the Silverfish a rare beast. The bus looks like it has just come out of the showroom.

Nut & Bolt Restoration

The ‘Silverfish’ has almost completed a full ‘nut and bolt’ restoration by specialists ‘Morecambe and Wize’ www.morcambeandwize.com and when completed will be fitted out with a new cream leather upholstered interior and matching original factory pressed vinyl paneling, a full width reversible bench seat in the front, a beech headliner, new wiring loom and a full bare metal re-spray inside and out. New window seals throughout whilst replacing all original glass and fittings keeping the vehicle as factory standard as possible.

This really is a superb example of one the last ever Type 2 campers made and gets looks wherever it goes.

This Silverfish known as Silvio will join our Vintage VW collection soon and will pair up great with Ringo our VW Beetle Cabriolet  or Roxy or VW Bay Campervan  for your Wedding Day. For those larger Weddings we offer the opportunity to hire all three of your favourite retro style Volkswagen Wedding Cars from the one company.

Vintage VWs 4 Hire invite you to book a Private Appointment before confirming if required.

Silvio is also available as a self drive hire experience for your Wedding car, Prom transport, or for an anniversary present, birthday present, or touring.