A Volkswagen Type 2 Bus is all about filling the most classic car fun in one package

And there’s no better way to do that than in a Westfalia camper. So take some extra time to explore the cool vintage attitude of this Bus, and see the subtle ways it has been upgraded to make sure you want to hit the road even more.

These were built to be wanderers. The back windows of this 1971 VW remind you of that with its destination and experience stickers. In fact, the patina red paint is even believed to be the original application. So while you could certainly give this VW a respray, most of us already love the earned road warrior style. And this plays the vintage role well with details like the clean “bread van” body panels and wraparound bumper with the integrated step. And the white of those bumpers goes well with the Westfalia camper roof and big VW emblem up front. While this is a true classic, it also has been given the right investments to be a true cruiser. So those BRM wheels not only look sporty, but they also allow you to fit better modern tires. And the hallmark pop-up Westfalia top even has a new canvas tent to keep it quite handy.

The setup in the front is clean and comfy inside. You have vintage pieces like the VDO gauges and dual-spoke steering wheel. But there’s also added comfort from the reupholstered bucket seats, custom center console, and well-placed shifter. The rear has the full home-away-from-home feeling with the classic rear-facing seating that feels more like a breakfast nook or a living room with the collapsible table. There are cabinets for storage, and there’s even the setup for a sink (it comes with the sale if requested.) The Westfalias also gave you a wardrobe, cabinets, and a fold-flat bench for an impressive use of the compact space. And when you have added details like a wicker picnic basket and extra fabric for the side curtains, you can really unwind about anywhere you pull off the road.

This second-generation Bus comes with plenty of engineering improvements. First of all, the 1600cc motor is more powerful than anything available in the first generation. Plus, that VW flat four motor is one of the most economical and robust powerplants to maintain. And since this dual-pot unit has been pulled out, resealed, and refreshed, it really upholds the confident road-ready attitude of these campers. The four-speed manual transmission shifts crisply. It also has modern cruising tires and power brakes with desirable front discs that give you added confidence. It’s a true vintage road trip machine.

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Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States