My Kombi was built in Germany in March 1967 and shipped to South Ockendon in England, to have its camping interior fitted to become a VW Canterbury-Pitt Open Plan Moto-Caravan. This involved removing the Microbus passenger seating, cutting a large rectangular hole in the roof and fitting the pop-top. A full camping interior was fitted, featuring two wooden bench-seats, incorporating storage: a table that could drop between the seats to make a double bed; a water tank and a retractable sink unit. A fold-out cooker was added to the front loading-bay door and two bunks were fitted in the roof. Additional storage was added in the form of a large wooden drawer unit over the engine bay, a roomy top-box in the roof, along with necessary supporting bulkhead and additional lighting.
The first owners spent most of each year in France, where the Canterbury-Pitt acquired a French registration (and a certain amount of French small-change discovered in its later restoration). In March 1985 the camper returned to England, and was sold to a neighbour and close friend, Keith Harding. For the next 18-months the camper was in regular use as my neighbour, his family, relations and friends, including myself and my family, camped regularly as part of a small camping club.
It soon became clear that the family and their three children would not be able to use the VW for too long, as the space available over the engine bay, where the youngest child slept, would soon be insufficient. Knowing that a caravan would eventually be needed, I declared my interest in the Canterbury-Pitt, and became the proud 3rd owner in May 1988.
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This is my 67 Kombi "trixie" part of the L31 army. I bought this bus about five years ago and just drove it everywhere I could. I finally decided that I would have it restored to make it safer as well as upgrade the stopping power and of course paint it all one color (L31).
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