Original VW Camper Oldtimer Restorations

In Volkswagen by Jonathan Humphrey

The VW Camper has always been the cult van to have, for Freedom, travel and fun. Now 65 years after its launch the legendary VW Bus has its own department dedicated to preserving its heritage.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimers. Formed in 2007 the team has quickly grown and have already purchased and restored about 100 vehicles. They are now offering the full restoration of historic Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for customers, included in the restoration will be detailed documentation of the work.

The business Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimers is based in Hannover in a 7k square metre facility. The works houses a machine park which includes everything from a sheet metal bending bench, lathes and milling machines to its own paint shop. The department now has a staff of 13, from mechanics to a technology historian and an event planner.


Owners of a historic Volkswagen Commercial vehicle can now have it restored here, at its place of origin. No matter whether a full or partial restoration is required, or a Bus is simply to be made roadworthy, the ‘Bulli’ workshop team will undertake any assignment. Paint renovation or an inspection is also possible. The staff talk through all personal restoration wishes with the customer before preparing an individually tailored offer.

The unique feature: only here does the customer receive certificated ex works restoration. In addition, for each customer the team of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimers provides comprehensive documentation of the restoration of the vehicle, in which every step is photographically documented and described in detail. Thus the work performed by the specialists from Hannover is recorded for posterity, and customers can leaf through their folder whenever they wish. Some of the replacement parts needed when working on oldtimers are even taken from Volkswagen’s original stock.

 The New VW Campervan Tent available while yours is being restored.