Established in 1994, Type 3 Detectives ( was founded by current owner Paul Medhurst. He has developed his passion for Type 3 Volkswagens into a successful business – restoring & repairing award-winning cars and buying & selling parts worldwide.

In the late 1990s the UK bus scene exploded and the T3D workshop responded accordingly. During this period we researched which products were on sale to lower and tune the suspension of buses and what upgrades were available to make buses drive well, stop quickly and corner safely. We felt many of the products on the market could be improved upon and in 2002 the T2D brand was launched.


Today bus upgrades represents almost 100% of our workshop’s business and our parts department has never been busier with high demand from the UK and abroad.