1967 Type 2 Westfalia Camper
The Type 2 concept is credited to the Dutch importer, Ben Pon. His first sketches date from 1947 , but production had to wait until March 1950, as VW caught up with demand for the basic Beetle. Starting in 1951, VW offered an officially-sanctioned camper conversion by Westfalia-werke of Franz Knöbel & Söhne in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany. Built as a van, both with and without rear side windows, it came also as a pickup or a fully-equipped camper, and countless aftermarket conversions were created as hearses, ambulances, police vans and use in the fire service. During the 1960s, the Kombi version, a window van with removable seats, became the transportation of choice for America’s hippies, often with psychedelic paint schemes.
Our 1967 Volkswagen Westfalia was built by Kustom Coachwerks of Grand Junction, CO. It was dubbed the “Best Bus On Earth”, and recently completed a road trip of over 2,000 miles, all the way to Canada and back.