by Harriet Arkell
A company that customises VW campervans asked its employees to design their money-no-object, dream vehicle, and this is what they came up with.
A £55,000, state-of-the-art moving palace, with hidden Sony Bravia flatscreen TVs, rear-view camera, and ultra-high spec entertainment system.
The iconic VW Type 2 campervan has been customised by Bristol-based Danbury Motorcaravans, and costs twice the price of their average camper.
Pimp my ride: The Project 1 VW campervan boasts a host of features to justify its £55,000 price tag
The ultra high-spec Project 1 campervan was produced by Bristol-based Danbury Motorcaravans
Built as a one-off for fun, the van dubbed Project 1 has everything those who pimp vans for a living would want in their ultimate vehicle.
It comes with all the usual campervan regulars like a galley kitchen, comfortable seats and a bed, but also has top of the range features including two flatscreen TVs, three electric sunroofs, four swivelling chairs and Porsche alloy wheels.
The van also boasts super-bright headlights, a custom white, black and orange paint job, and a hidden king-size bed, while the whole chassis has been lowered to just a few inches off the floor.
Danbury Motorcaravans have been customising campers since 1950, but staff there say this is the most extravagant van they have ever built.
Jason Jones said: ‘We
have 40 people working for us at Danbury and for a bit of fun we asked
everyone to tell us what features their dream camper would have.
‘We listened to them all and then spent the next two years building a van that incorporated everyone’s ideas.
No ordinary campervan: The pimped version has an orange, black and white paint theme and leather seats
The £55,000 van boasts a sleek kitchen with fridge, cooker and sink, plus a king-size bed and flatscreen TVs
One-off van designed just for fun: The team at Danbury spent two years designing their dream VW campervan
‘The result is the Project 1 van, which is without a doubt the most bling VW Campervan in the world. There really was no expense spared – and the end product is simply stunning.
‘Everything we have put in the van is
top of the range, from the 32ins Sony Bravia flatscreen TV that pops up
from under the bed, to the carbon fibre trims.
‘It’s everything you could ever wish for in a campervan.’
The deluxe van is the latest in a long line of VW campervans, which became an instant hit with travellers worldwide after their launch by the German car company.
With its retro yet sporty interior, the new campervan will appeal to VW enthusiasts who appreciate luxuries
The van’s makers say it is ‘customised to the absolute max’, with features including Porsche alloys and dark glass
The original vans were called Type 2, following on from their first offering the Type 1, which is better known nowadays as the Beetle.
Production in the UK stopped in 1967 but continued in South America, and Brazil is the only country in the world still manufacturing Type 2 campervans.
Danbury sells customised Type 2 campervans which cost from around £27,000.
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