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dream car

This Volkswagen Type 2 hippy wagon has come halfway round the world

If you haven’t had your VW Type 2 adventure yet, now’s your chance.

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

The most iconic and coolest camper the world over. One that is universally loved and brings joy and adventure to whomever owns one.

I’d buy a Volkswagen Type 2 Camper.

Why a Volkswagen Camper?

The VW campervan is a rite of passage for many who want to get out on the open road and explore the world. They are fun to drive, reliable, can go anywhere and they run and run and run. This baby will get you wherever you want to go and you’ll arrive with a smile on your face and plenty of memories.

What’s special about this particular one?

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This particular example is a left-hand drive T1 Brazilian import. The T1 was the first generation of the Type 2 and Brazilian models were built from 1953 to 1975 in Sao Paulo.

This 1970 T1 is in great condition, looks funky with its blue and white paint job and tan interior and yes, that is a fake grass floor.

It is also a 15-window DeLuxe model as it has eight rear-side windows and two rear corner windows, plus that iconic split windscreen. It is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to a manual gearbox.

What does it look like in action?

Check out the transformation of this 15-window VW T1 split-screen bus into a camper.

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Who else drives one?

Volkswagen campers are loved the world over. They have universal appeal. I mean, you know you are an icon when you make numerous appearances in The Simpsons.

Drive Tribe’s Richard Hammond owns one and actor Martin Clunes owns two. Chef Jamie Oliver travelled around Italy in a VW camper for his programme Jamie’s Great Italian Escape. Formula One driver Jenson Button owns a 1956 model and sleeps in it at Silverstone GP and actor Hugh Jackman has a gorgeous one with white wall tyres.

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It costs €16,500. What else could you get for the money?

Still want a camper but need something bigger? Well, for the same money, you could have this 2004 Ford Transit six-berth Challenger Camper.

… or, if you have your heart set on a VW camper but want something more modern, you can have this 2007 Transporter Camper.

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