'Simplify and add lightness' - Colin Chapman
The Custom Haus Special
What is a S+S Custom-Haus Special?
It's a vehicle that has a particular, and attractive specification which lends itself to minimal modifications to extract the maximum purpose.
Innovative storage, smart solutions and an understated aesthetic wrapped up with a considered continuity.
Leaning into the North Sea on the East Coast of England, we're a stone's throw from the main gateway into Europe. Our coordinates are also close to some of the biggest, commercial vehicle auction houses in Europe. We have a keen eye on what's passing through. What began as helping friends find dream vehicles has evolved into something more. When we see our kind of metal rolling through, we buy. These particular vehicles are models with certain specifications that we know and adore, they deliberately lend themselves to how we like to adventure. These Vehicles are known as Custom Haus Specials. They have become iconic. These vehicles aren't new but they are Surechecked, this is a 41-point inspection service that gives us more peace of mind. It’s a non-invasive, multi-point mechanical check which lets us know as much as possible about the vehicle before we buy.
There will be blemishes and dings which we don't attempt to hide. These are honest, looked after vehicles which wear their history with pride.
'Purposeful, not precious' being the S+S CUSTOM HAUS ethos
These Custom Haus Specials are individually numbered and come with a fresh service and a 41 point health check, they are finished complete with S+S interiors, lining and insulation, our own wheel and tyres packages, suspension upgrades along with all the other work we deem essential to improving that particular vehicle including S+S CH livery. They are ready to roll and are a go-to package as an adventure vehicle.
The Custom Haus Specials are our interpretation of the ultimate, less-is-more campervan solution designed to be driven every day for more than just camping. Their purpose is multidisciplinary which is something to celebrate.The reality of modern van-life is these vehicles are good enough to be used for more than just camping. Our focus champions the drive without forgoing the best night's sleep. The Volkswagen Transporter is a 70 year strong institution for a reason, its ability to 'transport' hasn't been lost on the CHS, it proudly retains its functionality as a hardy, usable vehicle.With weight saving high on the priority list, we set about sourcing materials more often associated with the ocean and sailing. Where strength, weight saving, longevity and smart storage are essential. Built to withstand whatever you can throw at them, from sustainable materials perfectly suited to life on the road.
If we have Custom Haus Specials in stock you'll find them by viewing the digital forecourt below. Subscribe to the Custom Haus mailer to be kept in the loop with new vans added weekly.