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1996 VW Campervan

1996 VW Campervan
1996 Campervan
1966 Campervan
1966 VW Campervan
2966 VW Campervan

The Volkswagen Campervan has become one of the most beloved vehicles on the road today.

In 1947 the VW Type 2 Bus was born when Dutch importer Ben Pon got the idea from the motorised trolleys made from stripped down Type 1 VW Beetle chassis used to transport parts around a VW factory in Wolfsburg.

The first VW van was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in November 1949 and production of the T1 began in March, 1950. It was Type 2 T1, also known as the Splitty or the Splitscreen from the dual panel window on the front of the van and still is one of the most iconic vehicles in the world.

There were a few features that stayed the same throughout its 4-decade lifespan, with the most prominent being the two-tone colour and the large aluminium VW logo on the front of the bus.

Volkswagen released over 30 variations of the original Transporter including the now famous Westfalia, Kombi and Samba versions and even an ambulance, a fire-truck and a delivery-truck.

This is Peggy a 1966 T2 Splitscreen, Left Hand Drive Sundial Camper Conversion in Cream over Bahama Blue.

Peggy was imported from California to the United Kingdom in 2006 and later restored in 2009. She has now been part of the family for 4 Years and apart from the addition of a full length stainless steel roof rack, Front and Rear Safari Windows and the Oak and Stainless Steel Steering Wheel she is completely original.

She is used regularly and frequently for family camping holidays – We just love her.