Type 2 Detectives specialises in the maintenance, restoration and modification of air-cooled classics, from the humble Beetle to a Bay Window Camper, Split Screen Camper Van, Karmann Ghia or Type 3. We undertake all aspects from metalwork, paintwork, trim and full mechanical overhauls to your exact specification, giving you the freedom to create your dream car or bus.
We are based outside the historic city of Cambridge in a light, airy workshop and showroom with storage and parking. You will have seen many of the vehicles which have passed through or currently reside in our workshop in the press, like Octane, Volksworld, Camper & Bus and Ultra VW, plus many more global publications.
You can keep up to date with our activities on social media on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We also attend many of the leading classic car or Volkswagen specific events, for example, the London Classic Car show, the Volksworld Show, Alive and V Dubbin, Whitenoise, and both the famous Goodwood Revival and Goodwood Members Meetings plus many more.
At Type 2 Detectives, we are passionate about what we do and always have a selection of top quality classic air-cooled vehicles for sale. Please take a look at our Showroom for more details of current vehicles, or if you are after something specific please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We are always keen to share our knowledge and enthusiasm. With the aim of ensuring that air-cooled classics are maintained to the highest level we run the acclaimed Bus Boot Camp maintenance days to support owners of a classic air-cooled Volkswagens. This one-day course is ideal for anyone who owns an air-cooled VW, (or is looking to purchase one) and wants to learn how to maintain it to keep it safe and reliable. It's suitable for everyone - from complete beginners to those with a little more experience - and is friendly, laid back and informal.
Bus Boot Camp was partly borne as a result of the frustration of seeing people unwittingly driving or buying poorly restored and badly maintained vehicles. If you own a classic VW these events are a great place to build your knowledge and gain a better understanding of your vehicle.
The Type 2 Detectives workshop is open Monday to Friday 8am till 5pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm - please drop by to see what we have got going on, give Paul or Mark a call on 01638 743211 or drop us an email to discuss your requirements.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Paul, Mark and the rest of the Type 2 Detectives Team.