Cuthbert

I have a long held passion for all things Volkswagen.

 It really started back in about 1987 when I bought my first VW camper, a somewhat "rusty Bay" but it  was a Westfalia Conversion with a post box red exterior, an elevating roof and a tidy interior. I had some great holidays in that van (YCU441M) but alas it had to go due to a major front beam failure and a lack of funds to repair it whilst a student in Cambridge.

I had a Polo, a couple of Golf's and then in around 1995 bought another camper, this time a swish T4, an Autosleeper Trooper conversion with elevating roof and onboard heating. I had another long run of holidays in Pamplemousse (M441WCA) (the observant ones among you might have spotted something unintentional there).


 I currently drive a bright yellow Polo (Buttercup). Passed it’s MOT in June 2018 with no advisories, well pleased. 73k miles.

Sadly my lovely Dad died in late 2016 and I have made the decision, after looking at a couple of other options, to return to my first love and purchase a Split Screen Volkswagen Camper van.

I placed an order, in April 2017, as it needs to be imported, bare metal stripped, restored and fitted. Hopefully, Cuthbert and I will be united in 2018.

My journey has finally begun, in São Paulo, then off to Santos, where I am loaded onto this container ship en route to the UK. I will be going to Lancashire, to Morecambe and Wize for a full restoration. Please follow my journey here. I arrived in the UK in March 2018 and on April 2nd 2018 I was visited by my owner as I await my restoration. He pinched my number plate which is now framed on his wall at home.

 I have been stripped and I am awaiting a dip, there’s no turning back now. Things seem to be going quite slow, and we are all on tenterhooks for the next instalment.

Created by Geoff Rodgers