VW Karmann Gipsy 1983
1983 VW Karmann Gipsy
This lovely classic is going to make someone very happy. It has been
lovingly looked after over its 27-year life and has the same again amount
of life left in her no doubt.
Covering only 55,000 miles its still smells new inside and drives
faultlessly. The steering is as tight as any new car and the gearbox the
same. I cannot express how good this VW is to drive. All the pedals and
floor mats are in pristine condition proving further its lack of use.
This Karmann is a factory coachbuilt motorhome conversion and is number 067
in the production line of 800 Gipsys. It is the more sought after Karmann
motorhome over its sister the Karmann Cheetah.
The joinery and woodwork is the best in its class. Karmann has a long
history in producing quality products and this is no exception.
Originally this VW was a 2.0 aircooled. Unfortunately these petrol engines
sound great but give terrible fuel economy. The former keeper, a German
army mechanic has installed a 1.9 diesel engine within the van. The engine
is clean, solid and been fitted very well. Its starts on the button and
pulls well. The 1.9 diesel is reliable and more desirable than the 1.6 turbo-diesel due to its extra cc and non-turbo status.
Externally the Gipsy is in very good shape. There are a couple of dents
here and there and some touching up has been done by its former owners.
Nothing untoward or visually unappealing. There is no rust issues and for
27 years the body work can only be described as in excellent condition.
This Motorhome will be newly UK registered and taxed for 6 months for the
• 1.9 Diesel excellent MPG and Reliability
•55,000 Miles 88,000 KMs
•New MOT 12 Months
•UK Registered and Taxed 6 months
•Captain Seats Passenger Swivels
•4 Previous Owners
•Garaged for most of its life in Northern Germany
•4 Berth Permanent double overhead cab bed and Seating area converts
into another double
•Hot and Cold Water
•Blown air heating heats shower room also
•Fully Insulated with double glazed windows
•Gas twin hob cooker
•Large sink and taps
•Large 55 liter 3 way fridge/freezer
•Many cupboards and overhead storage
•Shower room with unmarked shower tray
•Full new Curtain set
•Interior is dry with no rot
•Spot lights and strip lights
•Karmann electric panel
•240v interior plugs
•240v external hook up
•Fresh and waste water Tanks
•Two roof ventilation hatches with blackout blinds
The price range of these Gipsies range between 4000 and 12000 GBP. At 8500
GBP it is priced in the middle but will surely hold its price and could be
well worth more due to its excellent condition and low mileage.
Please contact me, Gavin, if you would like to view or have any more
Tel: 01302 267315
Bungalows With Attitude - The Rematch
The rematch of these speedy beasts, VW Karmann campers, at VW Action 2009.
They first met at Big Bang 2008, where the Cheetah was victorious (see my
previous video) over the Gipsy.
VW LT 31 Karmann Distance Wide ADAC Huckepack
Auf der Rückfahrt von Trendelburg merkte ich das die Kupplung beim
beschleunigen durchrutschte, der erste Versuch das Kupplungsseil zu lockern
brachte mich bis zum nächsten Parkplatz.. Als dann das Wohnmobil zum
Hänger fahren sollte ging gar nichts mehr. Dank des ADAC`s sind wir gut
angekommen und der Fahrer war echt nett...
Das Video wurde mit Kind auf dem Arm und Hund an der Leine aufgenommen...