VW T2 Camper Van Review

15 Июн 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи VW T2 Camper Van Review отключены
Honda T2

There is nothing cooler a VW T2 Camper Van and so we borrowed one from who operate out of Classic Car Club N1 base for the weekend to find out how cool.

Ice cool, as it turns judging by the waves, positive adulation and general interest our Danbury converted camper Whether it was the history of these vehicles that incidentally 64 years of continuous production in more on which later, blue hue, lowered smart interior or … isn’t clear. Everyone, and old wanted to chat, touch, inside or simply know

This really was the classic car of getting a puppy; a people with a very strong

Enjoying the view from our T2

That when you think it is a little odd, given the VW Type 2 (T2) was originally an to re-use the VW Type 1 (T1 or Beetle) in a more practical way, the of Dutch car importer Ben Pon in 1946. years later in 1949 the split windscreen T2’s and eight years after in 1967 the first ‘Bay’ window vehicles started to be

Something that continued in until 1979 when swapped to the squarer looking T3, until 1994 and amazingly until the end of this year Danbury and others will be to convert second hand after all of the new stock has been Another interesting point, all vans were and continue to be converted Type 2 buses, originally offered as new in partnership specialists such as Devon and the latter often referred to as

Top Tip: Remove Air Vent to your beer en-route

The remained, how does a converted commercial vehicle dating to shortly after the second war win over the hearts of so many and for so long? Well, being judging by our two days experience it be about practicality, the inside is at best, or comfort whilst on the it is after all quite noisy to and it certainly isn’t about cross-country pace because is as fast as you dare without the risk of blowing the engine up.

Worse still travelling 60mph tests not only nerve, but also the ancient and powerless and somewhat vague as well as rudimentary suspension to the as the T2 bounces and weaves its way along the There are alternatives on the market tackle all of those points in a better way, but then not the reason you and so many others you want a T2 so badly. Because like getting that buying a converted VW Type 2 Bus is more a lifestyle choice.

In a T2 usually a queue

I dwelled on the why all the we had our van and the word that kept back even with a conversion like this Danbury was ‘simplicity’. These are like life stripped back down to the bone. is no fat, or waste, just an attempt to transport up to four around with luggage, everyone and then accommodate overnight.

The additional two needing to be children as the extra sleeping spaces hammocks or relatively thin that make use of the elevated space. For two adults that space can be used for the luggage stored in the boot and forced to in order to make way for the bed, an that works perfectly So much so I challenge anyone to a more romantic way to spend a than tootling around in a T2 only when you want to, on the glorious weekend we had was to watch the sun go whilst enjoying that chilled bottle of beer.

Brazilian T2 ‘Molly’ (left) to original 1973 Camper (Right)

If you’re interested in other minor Camper Van then be aware that the Brazilian built T2’s away from the infamous flat four engine to a modern Polo water in-line four unit 2005-2006. That those sourced vehicles may require to prevent them rusting whilst removed from far drier climate.

All will need a heater our Danbury had a Webasto unit and all will have been from left hand and so the sliding door on the side is to the and not kerbside in the UK at least on the left. than that the newer should have a tidier and more practical interior a cleaner layout that essentials like a small This as opposed to an original not so ‘cool’ cupboard one owner us on their ’74 Devon for instance.

one of these vehicles carefully is important because much a puppy or in classic car terms say a 3 Wheeler (M3W) it might not be for Puppy’s take up a lot of time and and M3W’s are difficult to get in and out of, offer no protection and are extremely noisy to

Camper Vans offer challenges, being tight on inside, slow and noisy to in (motorways being most given that foreign trucks are not restricted to 55mph) expensive to buy new, or requiring a lot of and energy as a second hand If you are in the market and haven’t experienced one our plea is to try before you buy because all much like puppy Camper Vans are not just for they’re for life.

Original Van Later 2007 Brazilian T2

On the View on arrival

Honda T2

Seat Up Down for Bed

Roof Down Or up not to your head

How does car make you feel?

In one word:

As a favourite meal: BBQ chicken down with a bottle of nicely chilled on the journey

Anything Else: Such in the complex world we live in is still very refreshing

Key Simple and modest design, looks, universal appeal, but comfortable bed, air cooled four engine (missing on Brazilian built vans)


With thanks to Classic Vans For Hire and Classic Car – London

That’s our view now yours. Simply add your below, or tell us what you would like to see featured the Online Form

Also did you that by simply pressing the Like or Google+ buttons it not only lets your know you like something, it makes it easier for them to as well.

Interesting articles

Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Honda":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.