eBay Listing: 1971 VW Camper Van by Dormobile
This listing is worth a look for a variety of reasons. The vehicle itself is a 1971 Volkswagen van built as a camper conversion. VW Campers are hard to find in great condition and this is appears to be in fantastic shape, rust free, with only one repaint, and owned by the same family since new.
The most common name associated with campers is German Westfalia, but this example was built by Dormobile, a British camper company. The unusual top hinges open to one side and features windows that act like skylights when the top is closed.
Amazing original features include a stove that folds up behind the front passenger’s seat… so that cooking was to be accomplished with the seat folded forward and the stove opened in its place. There is a bed in the rear of the van, two cloth cots that attach in the open area exposed when the top is opened, and a shorter cot that attaches sideways over the front driver and passengers seats for a shorter child. The seller says that the cots are all original as well and the child cot never used.
Besides the interesting vehicle itself, the listing is noteworthy for the details it presents in text, photos, and three imbedded videos highlighting the drive, a walk-around, and the unique camper details.
This looks like a fun twist on the idea of a family-friendly collector car and is sure to turn heads at car shows or campgrounds alike.
Click to view the eBay listing which has a full description, more photos and video: 1971 VW Camper Van by Dormobile