– 1978 Volkswagen T2 Westfalia Campmobile
– originally delivered to the US, re-imported in 2014
– 2.0 litre flat-four engine with 51 kW (70 hp) of power and automatic gearbox
– replacement engine installed 2016
– brakes renewed, H4 headlights installed
– good overall condition
– pop-up roof renewed
– fridge, gas stove, sink plus two batteries for self-contained travelling
– very rare original Westfalia awning included
– front bug shield
– German registration documents and historic plates
The classic Volkswagen Bus, or Kombi – more precisely the type 2. Germany’s biggest export right after the VW Beetle.
There were two and a half generations of the Kombi. The T2a variant was built from 1967 until 1971, the hybrid model T2a/b until 1972 and the T2b until 1979.
Westfalia had already made itself a name since 1951 with camping equipment for the T1 (the “camping box”). Since Volkswagen listed these variants in their T2 portfolio, Westfalia furnishings were very popular and widespread.
The model range varied over the years. From year 1969 on, the equipment got named after cities in addition to the number designations. From 1972 to 1973, versions for the US market got their names from cities in the United States.
Just a few minutes behind the wheel of a T2 Kombi and you feel again like 30 years ago. Portugal, Ireland, Italy, a rainy birthday with sparklers in the Tuscan hills – how long ago was that?