In the crazy world of classic car prices £40,000 for a VW Splitscreen van doesn’t seem that surprising.
I mean this one has a fridge, a TV, a sofa and a bed and is finished in a delightful white-over-powder-blue paint scheme.
There’s just one thing. This isn’t a proper VW, it’s a child’s bed.
Yep, £40k plus change for a sleeping pod for your little darling.
According to Cuckooland.com, which is selling the “exclusive” replica, the price reflects the “off the charts” workmanship that’s gone into producing it.
Beneath the fibreglass and chrome bodywork is an interior crafted from Palisander wood veneer and kitted out with a bed, desk, sofa, mini fridge and TV, along with plenty of storage for all the kid’s belongings.
It certainly sounds and looks impressive and is a match for what you’d find in any restored VW.
There’s just that little issue that for the money you could have your pick of genuine classic splitties or a brand-new camper. For instance:
This recently restored Turkis Green and Pearl white one for £38,000
This eyecatching model with pop-up TVs and on-board Xbox for £30,000
An early one for fans of the patina look, yours for £29,995
This performance-oriented South America example for £24,995
Our favourite is this stunning US import for £39,500
So if you’ve got £40k and a yearning for something bus-shaped you could spend it on a bed for your brat or you could buy the real thing and then head to Ikea with the change…