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Ewan McGregor OBE, Los Angeles, California (acquired in 2008)Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2013)
Designed by Dutch Volkswagen distributor Ben Pon and based on Volkswagen’s original Type 1 “Beetle” Sedan, the Type 2 Transporter debuted at Geneva in 1949. While intended as a practical cargo hauler, its effect and influence were immediate and far-reaching. Easy and economical to maintain and operate, the Transporter was ideally suited to a multitude of uses and gathered a worldwide following.
Volkswagen’s Transporter soon evolved into several variants, including pickup trucks, the dual-purpose Kombi, and a wide variety of camper variants – beginning with Westfalia-built examples from as early as 1949 – which were alternatively known as “Campmobiles.” Production of the first-generation Transporters continued through 1967, and they continue to enjoy a cult-like following as 1960s counterculture icons with avant-garde fair.
Complete with a period Westfalia trailer with external perimeter luggage rack and period suitcases, this final-year Type 2 Camper from 1967 features a pop-up roof, rear luggage rack, awning, door-pantry shelves, a running-water sink, Venetian-blind side windows, period-style upholstery, and a detailed engine bay. Once the unqualified choice of value-conscious families and traveling hippies alike, this wonderful 1967 Type 2 Camper was formerly owned by acclaimed actor Ewan McGregor OBE and now stands ready for more adventures.