Words & photos - Daniel Bevis
Type 2 Detectives are, as the name suggests, pretty well known for their skills with fettling Type 2 Volkswagens - buses, campers, transporters, you name it, they'll slam it to the ground and make it faster.
And as this menacing Beetle demonstrates, they're pretty handy with a Type 1 as well. Prepared by T2D for Salvage Hunters' Drew Pritchard, it was racing at Goodwood's 73rd Members' Meeting with Touring Car legend Robb Gravett at the wheel. As you can see, the finish is utterly impeccable - just look at the depth of shine on that paintwork - and it sounded just as gnarly as you'd hope for. Look out for a feature in Retro Cars magazine in the near future...
More 73MM photos here.