I think you have it spot on pre67vw, i have a 65 split, not a rare model just a good honest solid bus and i love it, i think i probably paid over the odds for it but then when i looked around and for the same price i could not find anything that was half as good, they looked great at first glance then bloody awful close up. I find that pretty much every split advertisement says, it has had a full resto and everything is great, and all the ones i looked at had been recently done with cheap nasty repro parts and done in a rush just to sell for top dollar. for me if its pretty much origional and is pretty solid then thats worth more than the resto buses.
Thats just my thoughts though as i have seen some unbelievable restorations that are done right and are too die for.:smile: