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VW T2 WITH POWER STEERING!
Power To The People: World’s first power-steering for classic VW Campers from Danbury
In a world first, Danbury Motorcaravans has unveiled a brand new feature for its classic Type 2 campers in 2011: Power steering!
The result of more than a year’s technological research and development by six Danbury engineers and a team of outside experts, the new speed-sensitive power-steering and direct drive option is available across all of its brand-new Type 2 campervan range.
Danbury is offering the groundbreaking feature as a direct result of demand from its customers wanting to combine modern everyday driving, comfort & convenience with the classic VW design.
Intelligent speed-sensitive electronics means that it reacts more sensitively when manoeuvring at low speeds and when parking, whilst holding steady on motorway driving.
Jason Jones, sales director at Danbury Motorcaravans, said: “There’ll always be some customers who love the original, more ârelaxed’ steering charm of the Type 2 camper. Our fantastic new power steering option is for those who want a more responsive feel, or are maybe using their Danbury as their everyday ride through city traffic and to the supermarket as well as on country lanes and campsite fields.”
Initial reaction from both staff and customers has been extremely positive, with the first customer to test drive the new system commenting, “Incredible, it’s chalk and cheese compared with the standard steering. There’s a much more positive feel and it’s so precise for parking. There’s no play on the wheel, which is an absolute delight and brings it bang up to 2010. I can’t wait to have it retro-fitted!â
The 2011 Danbury classic VW Campers also feature two subtle design upgrades. Volkswagen has added a rear high-level brake light for greater safety and visibility, and has also given the front water-cooled grill a sleeker, lower profile. Danbury can also colour-code the grill to match the 1000s of body paint colours available, and it can also be fitted with a dummy wheel cover, also colour-coded, for the ultimate retro look.
Although they ceased production in Europe exactly 30 years ago, Volkswagen still manufactures its iconic âType 2′ vehicle. These are hand-converted into a modern Camper van by Danbury, the only official importer in the UK and the biggest retailer of new Type 2 VW Campers in the world.