Volkswagen Kombi Camper Type 2

Volkswagen has been one of the most popular car manufacturers for the past several decades, with much of this success because of the VW Kombi Campervans Type 2 Early & Late Bay Window.

When thinking of iconic and unique classic retro cars, nothing stands out more than the Volkswagen T3 Camper van model.

The VW Kombi Camper car has become synonymous with the Volkswagen company.

When you think of Volkswagen vehicles, you immediately think of the VW Camper van. VW Kombi Campervans Type 2 Early & Late Bay Window have been around for decades but has lasting staying power as a symbol of popularity about classic iconic car models. 

In 1973, the “late bay” T2 version was produced by the Volkswagen car company and featured a square style camper van with improved brakes and also the capacity to have a bigger engine.

A changed variation of the Volkswagen T3 model was created in 1979. Unlike the previous models, the Volkswagen T3 Campervan featured a camping kitchen-like interior fit out with a range and a sink to provide running water.

VW Late Bay Window Campervan

VW Kombi Campervans were sold in Australia and Melbourne from 1951.

The VW Campervan represents driving for freedom and fun. Due to the fact that of the VW KOmbi Campervan unique appeal, the bay window has lots of nicknames varying from Breadloaf, BayWindow, Splitty and Bulli.

VW Campervan Type (T) 2 Bay Window

The VW Camper Van T3 Model 

In 1979, the T3 Kombi Van was introduced. This VW Campervan was the last car model to use an engine in the rear of the car. The car was produced and manufactured in Germany between 1979 and 1990, however, production in South Africa was still going on until 2002. Early revisions of VW Vans still used the air cooled engine, but later revisions of the Campervan started using a water cooled engine. 

In addition, a Westfalia camper model was introduced, which featured a raised roof and a kitchen set – including a sink, refrigerator and a stove. This gave rise to the van being known more as a “campervan” than anything else. The vehicles were commonly used for camping. 

Driving in the VW T2 Camper

What it’s Like to Drive a VW Campervan? 

 The 1974 Westfalia Campervan is highly recommended for anyone who wants to drive one. It is best to drive the van below 50 miles per hour because it’s performance can decline if it exceeds 50 miles per hour. You also should not worry about the traffic behind you and if you do slow down traffic, then it is recommended that you pull over to the side to let the the traffic pass by. It’s mandatory to be careful with the gear stick so that you can shift at the right time when changing brakes. You also need to be fine with other cars passing you by as the camper is not designed for high-speeds. The VW Camper features 25 miles per gallon with the ability to replace front panel doors starting from £315. The camper can be considered like a moving hotel as it’s big enough to fit an entire family. The VW camper van allows driving to scenic landscapes. If you wish to travel and have the flexibility to also camp then the VW Campervan is perfect for holidays and vacations.

The VW T2 Campervan came to be a huge favored amongst camping fanatics.

1973–1980 Volkswagen Kombi (T2) van (Australia)

The VW Campervan

The VW Campervan is certainly an iconic unique van to drive and use as a camping vehicle.

One interesting reality about the VW Kombi Camper Van is that throughout the Hippy Activity in the 1960s in San Francisco, they became preferred amongst hippies as many of them lived in vans like these.

Original VW Camper Vans are still seen driving throughout Melbourne Australia.

Volkswagen Club, Forums, Enthusiasts & Fans

There are a great many people who love the iconic Volkswagen camper van models. These vehicles, which are easily recognizable by their style and a large number of people who are members of Volkswagen enthusiast clubs all over the world.  

The VW Campervan vehicles, especially the iconic vans or T2 vans are very popular for car enthusiastic and people who like to go camping.

These VW Campervan vehicles are often fitted out with kitchen and sleeping roll out beds.

People often convert Volkswagen into camper vans which can be used to camp out in the woods or in various other areas around Australia – New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.   

In addition, many car enthusiasts for retro-style cars, restore these campers.

The market for VW Kombi Campervans is large and consumers and buyers travel and search out these vehicles far and wide across Australia. In fact, many people happily pay a premium high price for the Kombi vehicles, hoping to score an original model.  

In 1985, the VW Campervan featured four-wheel drive best for off-roading. The VW Campervan will certainly continue to impress numerous even more future generations to come as need will continue to raise.

Pre-facelift (left) and facelifted (right) Volkswagen Kombi (T2) vans (Australia)