With a busy working schedule and hectic day to day living, life delivered an abrupt awaking when illness struck the Underwoods; Now with a clean bill of health and a more relaxed approach to life, enjoyment was key for the future. Every second matters and the way forward was to experience as many enjoyable moments as possible. A well established business man, it was time to take the opportunity to build the ideal motorhome for trips back and fourth their beloved Ibiza as well as other worldwide destinations.
With a friend ordering a new VWT6 for commercial use, their VWT5 (2010) panel van became available to purchase. With extremely low milage and one previous owner it seemed the prefect way forward for the Underwoods. First on the list after confirming the interior specification of the build was the exterior appearance of the vehicle. This has been completely altered with a combination of both VW Sportline upgrades and performance enhancing products. Face on you have the addition of VWT5 (GP) front bumper day time running lights, a VWT5 front bumper lower grille streamer and a VWT5 Sportline (GP) 2010+ front spoiler ‘bottom bib’. Working your way around the vehicle, beneath the impressive BBS 20″ SV split-spoke (satin black with diamond cut face) alloy wheels you have the latest optional upgrade available at NWCC, The R8 brake upgrade, including Bremo 8pot callipers, two piece AP racing brake discs combined with EBC Yellow stuff pads, custom calliper mounts aswell as replacement brake lines. Then to set the stance the addition of Eibach 30mm lowering springs.
For use all year round, the Fiamma F45s which we additionally incorporated lighting within. A unique lighting system composed of two 10 LED lights, The lighting is also wired to coincide with a Sargent EC155 Power Supply Unit, providing a separate control switch. To the back of the vehicle there is the VWT5 Sportline (tailgate) rear spoiler and VWT5 Sportline tailgate rear light clusters.
Internally the interior reflects the exterior colourings incorporating two tone black and grey / silvers. The accessories installed internally really set this build aside from others on the road with the MK7 GTI / R ‘Flat Bottom’ Multifunction Steering Wheel with Paddle Shift (DSG). The brand new 2016 Kenwood ‘DNX516DABS’ Multimedia System and Kenwood CMOS220 reverse camera. Not forgetting for a cosy evening the Eberspächer Airtronic Air Heating System with additional timing control.
With over 10 hours of exterior final detailing completed, This really is a special build. The vehicle has been brought back to life; Due to the age of the vehicle it was full of swirls and light scratches, now with a full external paint correction completed, and the paint work resealed its good to go for many years to come.