Our VW Campers

'HECTOR' 1966 VW Splitscreen Deluxe
Hector1966 VW Splitscreen Deluxe at Rugby School

'Hector' is now over 50 years old and was born in 1966 in the Wolfsburg Factory in Germany.  His precise colour is Lotus White with Alpine White bumpers.  His early years were actually in the USA where he worked for a time as a taxi in New York!   He was eventually shipped over to the UK where he spent many a year camping and driving around and also tried a spot of drag racing at the famous Santa Pod race track...that experience didn't end too well and he ended up with a very burnt bottom!    

We have had Hector now for over 10 years and most of his interior is still the original from when he left the factory in 1966.  We have made only minor adjustments to suit his new role. 

  

 

Hector and Buddy Christ

Hector and Buddy Christ

Adam and Laura Confue courtesy of Ani Ev

Adam and Laura Confue courtesy of Ani Ev

Hector original 1966 interior

Hector original 1966 interior

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

Hector 1966 VW Splitscreen

'BARNEY' 1974 VW Bay Window Deluxe

'Barney' born in 1974 is just a baby really being only 46 years old.  His colour is Savannah Beige and Lotus White.  He is an original Microbus and has been restored to an exceptional standard, without losing any of his VW vintage charm.   

 

He was lucky enough to be part of just one family since he left the factory back in the 1970s.   We  adopted him a few years ago and so are only his second owner in over 46 years, which is very special indeed.  

 

Barney has two rows of bench seats that face each other so great for a calming chat and a giggle on the way.   He is just a real joy and a very comfortable ride being an automatic.  Mick really does like his rare VWs.

 

Barney

Barney

Barney Interior

Barney Interior

Barney 1974 VW Bay Window Deluxe

Barney 1974 VW Bay Window Deluxe

Barney 1974 VW Bay Window Deluxe

Barney 1974 VW Bay Window Deluxe

Barney

Barney

Barney tailgate

Barney tailgate

Barney interior

Barney interior

Barney

Barney

Barney tailgate

Barney tailgate

Barney, Stanford Hall

Barney, Stanford Hall

Barney

Barney

Barney

Barney

Barney

Barney

Barney 1974 VW Bay Window Deluxe

Barney 1974 VW Bay Window Deluxe

'ROOBARB' 1977 VW Bay Window with Twin Sliding Doors
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'Roobarb' was born in 1977, he is 'Beryl' green and is pretty rare having twin sliding doors, so both doors on each side open so you can see right through him, great for photo opportunities.  He is the youngest and newest member of our fleet but he has been with us for the longest period of time.   He has been Mick's buddy at work for over 15 years and so has been quietly sitting in the background watching the other two get all the attention.   We debated for a long time whether we should bring him into the fleet and the big incentive came when we received a booking for him! A lovely couple came in and desperately wanted three campervans and so, Mick being Mick, said 'well we have this one here too', pointing to Roobarb.   Mick worked many hours getting him 'wedding ready' and the final touches with the garlands, curtains and buntings were added just days before their big day.  On the day the bride and groom had all three to choose from and they chose Roobarb, so watch this space, we think he is going to be very popular. 

 

Roobarb with his tail up

Roobarb with his tail up

Roo with a view

Roo with a view

Roobarb Twin Sliding Doors

Roobarb Twin Sliding Doors

View through Roobarb

View through Roobarb

Roobarb with tailgate up

Roobarb with tailgate up

Roobarb

Roobarb

Looking through Roobarb

Looking through Roobarb

Roobarb without ribbons

Roobarb without ribbons

Roobarb without ribbons

Roobarb without ribbons

Roobarb from rear

Roobarb from rear

Roobarb side on

Roobarb side on

Roobarb without ribbons

Roobarb without ribbons

Roobarb access from both sides

Roobarb access from both sides

Roobarb with vintage luggage

Roobarb with vintage luggage

Roobarb with ribbons

Roobarb with ribbons

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Roobarb

Roobarb

Hula girl

Hula girl

Roobarb

Roobarb

Looking right through Roobarb

Looking right through Roobarb

Roobarb's tiki garland

Roobarb's tiki garland

Roobarb

Roobarb

Roobarb

Roobarb

Roobarb with ribbons

Roobarb with ribbons

Looking through Roobarb to Stanford Hall

Looking through Roobarb to Stanford Hall

One happy suitcase

One happy suitcase

Roobarb

Roobarb

Roobarb rear

Roobarb rear

Roomy Roobarb

Roomy Roobarb

Roobarb rear

Roobarb rear

Roobarb say cheese

Roobarb say cheese

Roobarb rear

Roobarb rear

Roobarb

Roobarb

Roobarb yukele and happy suitcase

Roobarb yukele and happy suitcase

Miranda and Michael (Roobarb)

Miranda and Michael (Roobarb)

Roobarb made for Miranda

Roobarb made for Miranda

Roobarb made for Miranda