Psychedelic 1957 VW To Be Sold – The Perfect Glastonbury Festival Van


If you are lucky enough to have tickets to Somerset’s biggest music festival – Glastonbury, you will probably be thinking about packing your tent in ready to battle the elements.

Although there has been the occasional year where Glastonbury has come through with some beautiful weather, it’s definitely best to always expect rain and mud (lots of mud).

For this reason, you may be swayed into perhaps taking a camper van, which gives you the luxury of an actual bed, and something thicker than a piece of semi-waterproof fabric to keep you dry.

If you’ve got some spare cash, take a look at this amazing VW camper van which has fallen straight out of the swinging ’60s.

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This particular VW Type 2 split screen van actually featured in the cult 1980 film Getting Wasted . 

It will be going up for auction on Sunday 18 June 2017 at the Charterhouse auction of classic cars, and would be perfect for Glastonbury if you’ve got a few thousand pounds to spare.

The associate director and head of the classic & vintage car and motorcycle department, Matthew Whitney, said “It’s probably one of the more distinctive vehicles we have had in our classic car auctions recently”.

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This van would definitely be difficult to lose in a car park, with its psychedelic paintwork.

Getting Wasted is a film set towards the end of the 1960s, hence the fabulous old school hippy-trippy psychedelia painted VW van

The film is based around a group of military school cadets who rebel, and features David Caruso, who later starred in CSI: Miami and NYPD Blues, in his first film role.

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The van has been lovingly owned by a lifelong VW enthusiast for the past nine years, after he bought it in America.

However, he has now decided to hand the keys over to someone else, so that they can enjoy some time behind the wheel as he rarely uses it now.

This van is a true survivor, having been built in 1957, it has outlived many of its kind, which are often attacked by tin-worm or are recycled.

Fitted with a later 1,500cc engine, which replaced the more lethargic 1,200cc motor, this piece of VW film history is expected to sell for £20,000-25,000 in the Charterhouse classic car auction.

Viewing for the auction takes place on Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18 June, and the auction begins at 12 noon on June 18 at the Royal Bath & West Showground.

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