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 A VW Type 2 split screen van, which featured in the cult 1980 film “Getting Wasted ” is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of classic cars on Sunday 18th June. “It’s probably one of the more distinctive vehicles we have had in our classic car auctions recently. ” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Finished in its psychedelic paintwork, this lot is probably not one for the shy and retiring collector and is definitely not the sort of van you can lose in a car park! “Getting Wasted is a film set towards the end of the 1960’s, hence the fabulous hippy type painted VW van. The film is based around a group of military school cadets who rebel and features David Caruso, famous for starring in CSI: Miami and NYPD Blues, in his first film role.The VW Type 2 van has been owned by the Wiltshire vendor, a lifelong VW enthusiast, for over 9 years. He purchased the VW in America where he kept it for 5 years driving it around on visits and shipped it to England 4 years ago, but has decided now is the time to let someone else take over the wheel as it is hardly used.The van is a rare survivor having been built in 1957. With so many VW split screen vans from the 1950’s & 60’s having been converted into camper vans, attacked by tin-worm or recycled in the crusher, this very special van is going under the hammer on Sunday 18th June just in time for Glastonbury the week after, for other summer festivals or just for hitting the road in.Fitted with a later 1,500cc engine, which replaced the more lethargic 1,200cc motor, this piece of VW film history is expected to sell for £20,000-25,000 (plus 12% Buyers Premium inc VAT) in the Charterhouse classic car auction.Viewing for the auction, which is held in conjunction with the Bristol Classic Car Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground, is on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, with the auction starting at 12 noon on the 18th. Alternatively, you can see this VW split screen and all the other classic and vintage cars being sold onwww.charterhouse-auction.com where live internet bidding is also available.Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their next specialist auction of classic & vintage cars along with modern supercars being held at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 16th July.For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact or Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email images of cars for valuation at cars@charterhouse-auction.com