The seller claims this is ‘one of rarest buses on the planet’, with just 1,000 of these produced in 1977 by Wilhelm Karmann, with possibly only four left in the UK. That’s a very small percentage and as such, an indication that the price isn’t going to be on the affordable side.
The seller has renovated this particular model, stripping it back to metal, respraying and rebuilding the interior, at a cost of at least £22,000. Yes, really.
In addition, it now has a water-cooled Subaru 2.5 litre engine fitted at a cost of a further £6.5K. Much more too, so do check the eBay listing for all the work and indeed, the breakdown of all the fittings inside, which really do add up, creating something of a home from home.
Since the renovation, the van has covered just 800 miles, so condition is pretty much as you would expect from that. If all of that appeals, the seller is reluctantly parting with the Karmann Mobil as long as you make it worth his while.
You can make an offer, but the headline price is £45,000 if you want to take it off the market.
If you want more camper van finds, there are plenty more on the Retro To Go site.