VW Camper & Commercial 121

VW Camper & Commercial 121
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There seems to be a bit of an Australian theme going on this issue. One of the things we pride ourselves on here at Camper is finding very rare or unusual VW buses, campers and commercials, and this issue we have unearthed something unique: an Australian Container Van model, used by the military for monitoring bomb blast tests. This is the only Bay window version known! Our other Bay feature was so far gone that it was about to be scrapped. New paint has been carefully worked on to give a Californian sun-bleached surf bus look and all the work was carried out by the owner and his family at their home with just about everything being replaced; probably the only original metal is the sliding door!

Our 1966 sunroof Microbus is another bus that has been rescued and given the Lazarus treatment. Looking at the end result with its blend of stock and custom features it’s hard to believe this bus had been smashed in the front, both rear corners, on both sides and even on its roof! A fully restored 1966 Split Camper feature showcases the skills professionals have in bringing people’s dreams into reality and was built especially for an Australian customer with the requirement for off grid capability when exploring the Outback.

We also feature two gorgeous T3s from the Land Down Under - one of the few syncro models to be exported there, and a lovely condition T3 Doka. Finally our T4 feature shows how a twin slider can be successfully adapted into a camper whilst retaining the double door feature.Travel takes us all round the world – a road trip round The USA and Canada and part 2 of Tom Dibb gigging his way through Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Thailand and Malaysia before finally arriving in Australia (where else!). We check out Race track action and off-roading fun in the mud at EBI, and closer to home, drop in on the Air vs Water charity event and catch up with sixty four Early Bays gathering to celebrate 50 years of the Bay window bus launch.

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