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Adam Ambro

VW Camper Westfalia

VW Camper Westfalia

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There is something deeply metaphorical about using a piece of legacy media like the newspaper to present a romantic old-time way of road tripping and camping. This VW Camper Bus in Westfalia edition is a majestic piece of history, hippie lifestyle and, of course, car art.

VW T2 has many names. It is famous as Bus, Kombi, Van, Transporter, Camper, Hippie van, Vanagon, Microbus, Minibus and more. It becomes the T2 (Typ 2) because it is the second VW vehicle after the Beetle, also known as the T1 (Typ 1).

VW Camper T2


An extraordinary vehicle with an intriguing story

The VW Camper has an exciting story. The initial idea for the Bus comes from the Dutch VW importer Ben Pon. He is the first Volkswagen`s dealer outside of Germany. In 1946 he visits Wolfsburg with the intention to purchase Beatles for import to the Netherlands and he sees an improvised parts-mover based on the Bug. This is how the idea of a light commercial vehicle that utilises the Beatle mechanics appears in Pon`s mind. He pictures it with driver located upfront, over the front axle. This happens in 1947.

A couple of years later, the very first production T2 rolls out from the assembly line. It has a better drag coefficient than the Beetle. This is no surprise as the vehicle gets tests in a wind tunnel and uses the reduction gear from the T81. This enables the 1.5-ton van to use a 25 hp flat-four air-cooled engine.

The first-gen VW Campers are super cute but also very slow. Despite that, today first-generation vehicles with split screens in mint condition cost more than $100,000. The second-generation VW Camper also keeps the iconic hippie status but is way more affordable. Its engine has a larger size and is available in 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and 2.0 4-cylinder boxers with power output between 50 and 70 hp. There are also vented disc brakes as well as a Bosh L-Jetronic electronic fuel injection for some of the late US models.

Westfalia-Werke, an independent German company, converts the VW Bus into a Campervan. Their famous “pop-top” tent becomes available with the second-gen Camper and is an instant hit. The fully loaded Westfalia conversions also has a cooking facility, interior table, refrigerator and different kind of tents.

You can order now at Simply Petrol marketplace your VW Camper Bus Westfalia art print by Adam Ambro.

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Adam Ambro

Inspired by the urban landscape, Adam Ambro’s work looks to find beauty in less than obvious places.  Beginning with a recycled canvas of newspaper, layers of pen, marker and whatever else happens to be within arm’s reach are added.  The end result is a highly textured interpretation of some of the world’s most iconic adventure mobiles.

Having grown up in Michigan in a three-bedroom house with a five-car garage, it’s only natural that Adam’s eye gravitates towards the auto industry for inspiration – for both the subjects and the classified ads that served as the original canvases.  With true classified ads becoming scarce, as much thought is now put into composing the newsprint canvas as the artwork itself.  Each canvas is uniquely curated towards the adventure-based subjects leaving much to be discovered beyond the details of the drawing. Based in Golden, Colorado,

Adam is a full-time architect and part-time artist.  He was named a 2013 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Emerging Artist and honored in the 2D category at the 2015 Golden Fine Arts Festival.   Professionally, Adam was recognized as the 2013 AIA Denver Young Architect of the Year and a 2014 Engineering News Record Mountain States top 20 under 40 professional. 

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How long does it take to ship?

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

Standard shipping within the EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 7 work days.

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 1-2 business days for production.

What materials are used?

We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.

For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.

Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.

What sizes are available?

Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. 

Popular sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, and 40x28 inches. 

These prints tend to be on the larger side and are compatible with most ready-to-use frames.

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We provide a 60-day, no-questions-asked return policy for all print products, unless otherwise specified on the item. To be eligible for an exchange or refund, the products must be in the same condition as when they were received.

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