And this is not the only reason we are in love with this VW Camper Bus Westfalia car art poster print
There is something incredibly metaphoric to use media facing extinction like newspapers to picture a beloved but outdated way of road tripping and camping. Yes, this very VW Camper Bus in Westfalia edition is a majestic piece of car art emitting meanings on so many levels.
VW T2 probably is the vehicle in the top of the charts for cars with a lot of names. It is known as the Bus, Kombi, Van, Transporter, Camper, Hippie van, Vanagon, Microbus, Minibus and we are sure there are some more. It was called T2 (Typ 2) because it was the second VW vehicle after the Beetle, also known as the T1 (Typ 1).
The story of its creation is pretty interesting. The initial idea for the Bus came from the Dutch VW importer Ben Pon who was the first Volkswagen`s dealer outside of Germany. When he visited Wolfsburg in 1946 with the intention to purchase Beatles for import to the Netherlands, he saw improvised parts-mover based on the Bug. This is how the idea of a light commercial vehicle utilising the Beatle mechanics pop out in Pon`s mind. He doodled it with driver located upfront, over the front axle. This happened in 1947. A couple of years later, the very first production T2 rolled out from the assembly line. It had better drag coefficient than the Beetle because of testing in a wind tunnel and used the reduction gear from the T81 enabling the 1.5-ton van to use a 25 hp flat-four air-cooled engine.
The first-gen VW Campers were as slow as cute but today, mint conditioned first generation vehicles with split screens are available at prices north of $100,000. The second generation of VW Camper also keep the iconic hippie status but current prices are way more affordable. Its engine size was increased and was offered in 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and 2.0 4-cylinder boxers with power output between 50 and 70 hp. Vented disc brakes were also in the game as well as Bosh L-Jetronic electronic fuel injection for some late US models.
The VW Bus was converted into a Campervan from Westfalia-Werke, an independent German company. Their famous “pop top” tent became available with the second-gen Camper and became an instant hit. Fully optioned Westfalia conversions also added a cooking facility, interior table, refrigerator and different kind of tents.
Now you can own an epic art print of VW Camper Bus Westfalia created by Adam Ambro and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.