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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Vw Camper

VW Campers have become an iconic part of motor history. The first models went on sale in the early 1950’s, and since then people can’t seem to get enough of them. As well as being aesthetically appealing, these vans provide a perfect camping experience, with its large interior and comfortable living space. A VW camper can make your holiday, which is why it is such an iconic model today.

The first VW models started to sell in the early 1950’s. This model was called the Spilt-screened Kombi. True to its name, the bus has two screens instead of one, which was extremely fashionable at the time. This style of Camper has since become one of the most sought after vehicles, due to this model being replaced in 1968 with a single screen version. Because there are only a number of the Split-screened versions left, this Camper has become some what of a collector’s item. Due to its rarity and age, the Split-screened Kombi can be worth quite a lot of money.

The VW interior has played a big part of the van’s popularity. The van isn’t just a means of transport, but also as a place to live when you are on your travels. A standard VW Camper comes with fold out beds and chairs, a fold-away table, good storage space, a sink and electrical sockets (amongst other features). It is easy to see why the van is so appealing- you can make it into your own little home and customise it how you wish. There are also a range of extras which you can add to your van to make it even more like your own portable house. Extras such as air conditioning, a portable toilet and an attachable tent are also available.

The VW Camper has become a retro icon during recent times, probably due to its association with hippies in the late 1960’s. Many people now look to buy to restore them into their original forms, and then can live the culture that they created in the 60’s. You can also hire VW Camper vans, if you can’t afford your own, but you still wish to experience some of that iconic magic. The Volkswagen Camper is a fun and fantastic option if you are looking to go on a holiday which requires you to travel as well as find your own accommodation.