- The camper variations of Volkswagen’s iconic Microbus could also be nice to camp in, however they don’t seem to be so nice to drive. This construct solves that drawback.
- Created (largely) from a 1974 VW Sort 2, this VW is bound to be the one certainly one of its variety at Burning Man.
- That is one Carry a Trailer public sale the place you will as a substitute wish to deliver a tow car.
Volkswagen Microbus campers are undeniably cool. They’re additionally undeniably sluggish. Attaching a cart to a staff of sloths might be a sooner method to get round. And possibly it is not the best concept to drive round in trendy visitors in a car the place the entrance crash safety is mainly simply your legs. However what for those who may have all of the enjoyable of a pop-top classic VW, with out the downsides? Have we bought the camper for you.
In the present day’s choose at public sale web site Carry A Trailer (or on this case, possibly Carry a Trailer Hitch?)—which, like Automobile and Driver, is a part of Hearst Autos—is a 1974 Volkswagen Sort 2 Westfalia… trailer. It is a wacky however well-executed concept that removes the sluggish vintage-vehicle a part of Westfalia possession however enables you to maintain the quirky camper enjoyable.
The builder took a 1974 VW Sort 2, repaired all of the rust, then welded up the entrance doorways and wheel wells and jettisoned the entrance axle and steering gear. A brand new tube-frame chassis beneath offers structural power, and the removing of the engine creates extra storage than you’d get in a powered Westy. The inside is completed in properly contrasting bamboo and tweed, and foam insulation retains the chilly at bay. A pop-top camper high from a 1972 Wesfalia completes the makeover.
With a said whole weight of 2360 kilos and a tongue weight of 250 kilos, this Westfalia trailer could be towed by a broad vary of autos. Embrace an environmentally pleasant perspective, as befits a Nineteen Seventies Westfalia, and hook it up behind your EV and go get pleasure from nature. Or strap this factor behind a Ram TRX and beat everybody else to the psychedelic rock pageant.
After all, the actual energy transfer can be to tow this trailer with one other Westfalia, though it must be a type of resto-modded ones achieved up with a Subaru engine and upgraded brakes. Think about the double-takes you’d get when cruising down the freeway.
In any occasion, this enjoyable little VW bus-trailer goes to be headed out on new adventures quickly. The no-reserve public sale ends October 5.
Brendan McAleer is a contract author and photographer primarily based in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He grew up splitting his knuckles on British vehicles, got here of age within the golden period of Japanese sport-compact efficiency, and started writing about vehicles and folks in 2008. His explicit curiosity is the intersection between humanity and equipment, whether or not it’s the racing profession of Walter Cronkite or Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s half-century obsession with the Citroën 2CV. He has taught each of his younger daughters find out how to shift a guide transmission and is grateful for the excuse they supply to be perpetually shopping for Sizzling Wheels.