VW Euro Stretch Van. Kamperink of Holland "Bestelwagon Special"
Oversized Van, 3 ft longer, 2 ft taller. Great for long windsurfers, kayaks, bikes, and motorcycles. Queen sized bed. Big 3.8 liter V6 engine. Very fast. See in Irvine or Laguna Beach. Modified in Holland from a Type ll pickup by Camperink. No accidents, but needs rust bodywork, paint and brakes. It has a rear bumper replacement motorcycle carrier, which allows you to roll a cycle up on it. It's quick to load/unload.
The Kamperink Company made VW Transporter conversions for VW of Germany. A transporter was stretched one meter (40") and raised to over 6'. It used all stock mechanical parts. It's a very clean and professional result. There are no hills in Holland where they work just fine. The current engine is a stock, hi-performance Buick V-6, increasing displacement from the original 1600cc to 3800cc.The starter and trans are stock VW and a VW engine can be put back in, in 30 minutes. All the original VW wiring and mechanical connections are untouched. The Trans adaptor was designed by Hadley Engineering of Costa Mesa, CA. I added Front disk brakes. It's a one of a kind VW Van. I was a VW enthusiast, went to Europe in1970, saw an oversized Van and fell in love with the Bestelwagen Speciaal made by the Kamperink Company in Holland. I turned one into a camper and spent a year traveling in Europe. It worked so well, I returned to Holland, visited the factory and bought a second one which I shipped home. I used this one as daily transportation during college then put a BuickV-6 in it because I was hauling 3 motorcycles to the high desert for weekend racing and didn't want to slow down on the steep grades. Since installing the new engine, I have only put a few thousand miles on it. The cargo area is great. A six foot man can stand up inside, it is wide enough for a queen sized bed, has a removable double stainless steel sink, propane forced air furnace, sliding rooftop skylights, side and rear doors. The interior accommodates full length windsurfer masts or boards (13").
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