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The Volkswagen Westfalia Campmobile is synonymous with adventure, free-range camping, and fond memories, and invariably raises a smile from passersby. Volkswagen used their venerable Type II transporter in the creation of this versatile home away from home. Campmobiles were engineered and outfitted by Westfalia of Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, independently noted for their utility and camping trailers. The Campmobile proved extremely popular and was described by Volkswagen as “a cottage that goes anywhere you want to go.” The Westfalia Campmobiles were fitted with lightweight birch-plywood interior panels, cabinetry, icebox, sink, water storage, electrical hookup, sofa Z-bed, and louvered-glass side windows.
Finished in period-perfect Sage Green with white pop-up roof and bumper trim, this Westfalia is uncommon, and particularly notable, for its originality. While it may have the appearance of a fully restored Campmobile, it is in fact exponentially rarer and more desirable as a preservation-quality unrestored example. The consignor believes that a vast majority of the exterior paint is original, and the interior retains its original green and chartreuse plaid cloth, which perfectly evokes Volkswagen’s counterculture image. Originally delivered in Pennsylvania in August of 1978, this two-owner Campmobile sleeps five, and has recently received new pop-up canvas, exhaust system, and tires. Offered with its complete curtain set, mosquito screens, owner’s and operating manuals, maintenance and warranty books, and original unused spare, the Westfalia showed less than 46,000 miles when catalogued. The open road awaits!