The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, or, informally, as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), was introduced in 1950 by the Volkswagen as its second car model following the Beetle. Like the Beetle, the van has received numerous nicknames worldwide, including the Microbus, Minibus, and, because of its popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960s, the Hippie Van. In late 1967, the second generation of the Volkswagen Type 2 (T2) was introduced, and built in Germany until 1979. This second-generation Type 2 lost its distinctive split front windshield, and was slightly larger and heavier than its predecessor. Its common nicknames are Breadloaf and Bay-window, or Loaf and Bay for short
This fantastic Bay Camper was bought new in 1970 by the owner of the renowned VW and Porsche specialist, Karmann Konnection. In their ownership for almost 40 years, it was comprehensively restored by Karmann Konnection, and subtly customised with the fitment of earlier specification front and rear bumpers, wheels and wheel trims. It also sports a 1970s Californian custom-style rear porthole. The engine was rebuilt and new carbs have been fitted, which we’re told improve both performance and economy.
The interior was professionally refitted by leading camper fitters Calypso Campers of Salisbury, and to a very high standard. During the fitting work, a rock’n’roll bed, gas hob, sink and refrigerator were added to the van, also an external awning and power hook up.
Finished in off-white paintwork with a cream leather interior, this lovely camper has only had two owners from new and covered 69,000 miles (an average of 1500 miles per year).
Offering with a current MoT and UK V5, and described as being in excellent condition, this lovely Camper delivers a huge amount of fun for its next owner.