July 10, 2012A Vintage Volkswagen! My 1973 Westfalia Campmobile
There is nothing more satisfying than when you finally find the right something that you’ve been looking for forever. My hubby and I have been shopping for a Volkswagen Westfalia camper van for months and months now, and this past weekend, we finally found the right one!
This is our 1973 Volkswagen Westfalia Campmobile. We specifically wanted to find one that didn’t have all of the restoration work done to it yet, so that we can put our own touches on it ourselves.
This model sleeps 4 and has an icebox and sink. The upholstery is not original, and is something I will definitely be replacing, as it’s very 80s! We won’t be doing a restoration in the sense that everything will look original, but we’ll definitely be keeping it retro. There’s a lot of original features that we’ll be preserving, too.
Original Campmobile decal!
Original VW logo from the front. This was removed to add the spare tire hanger, but I am glad that the previous owner kept it and mounted it inside!
Original hubcaps! I love the look of these!
Stay tuned over the coming weeks, as I bring you a series showing you our progress, and eventually our finished van! There will be lots of sewing and upholstering involved, and I hope to bring you a tutorial or two along the way.
Sadly, Ella may already be better than me at driving a standard, haha!