The Volkswagen Bus camper you see above and in the attached gallery may not have the number of windows this brilliant Samba Campervan has but is still neat in a whole different way. It’s nothing close to an original Samba camper and instead features a completely rebuilt bespoke cabin.
The base is a 1969 Bus chassis which still uses its four drum brakes but the original engine is gone. It’s replaced by a 2.5-litre Subaru-sourced engine and the seller says the powertrain ensures the camper cruises fine at 70 miles per hour and “takes hills easily.” The average consumption on trips you could expect is somewhere around 18 mpg-UK.
Gallery: 1969 VW custom camper
The top is one aluminium piece mounted on a steel frame covered with aluminium. The dinette inside converts into a queen been and there’s another smaller bed for two over the cabin. There’s a solar panel on the roof that charges two batteries, feeding the microwave, coffee pot, and water heater. Speaking of water, there’s also a 45-litre water tank.
The current owner also claims the air conditioner “blows cold” so the bus should be a comfortable place even for longer journeys. Interestingly, it has a receiver hitch and can tow a small trailer behind it. You can see the full rig in some of the photos.
The price? The custom camper located in Saint George, Utah, U.S. is currently listed for $40,000 (approx. £31,500), but we bet you can negotiate the price with the seller. The reason for the sale? According to the owner, he has started a new camper project and supposedly needs the money, space, and time for it.