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Volkswagen VW Bay Window - A brief history

The VW Bay Window Camper van

, still known as a Type 2, was first produced in 1967 and continued being produced in 1979. It was much improved on the

split screen bus

, offering a slightly larger body so could carry larger loads, larger and more powerful engines up to a 2 litre model towards the end of production, better electrics, a more refined and comfortable ride. However for many the bay window lacks the original design of the Splittie. It is really the

Bay Window bus

  that really accelerated the use of these unique vans as a mobile home or camper van. These vans were converted by various firms, such as

Westfalia

  (also known as a

Westy

, Danbury,

Devon

, Dormobile and Viking. These firms offered different interior configurations for sleeping, cooking and storage as well as differing elevating roof types. These ranged from small straight up vertical pop top roofs to front hinged, rear hinged and side hinged roofs, sleeping between 2 to 7 people!