For those wanting to invest in a classic VW camper van but hoping to avoid troublesome mechanical repairs, Firebox – a fashionable internet based UK retailer – has the answer.
The VW Camper Van Tent – expected in-stock at Firebox.com from Thursday 25th August 2011 – is an exact scale replica of the 1965, Volkswagen T1 Camper Van. Sporting the distinctive T1 split windscreen, the VW Camper Van tent – available in Blue, Red or Yellow – is guaranteed to be a hit with campers of all ages. The tent – which can sleep 4 adults – includes two zip-separated double-size rooms and an integrated 3000mm x 1000mm waterproof groundsheet.
The Volkswagen bus debuted over 60 years ago in 1950 with a breathtakingly simple design. The internal Volkswagen (VAG) code name was T1 for Transporter 1, though the Germans called it the “Bulli” and Americans the “Microbus.” The VW Microbus went through a number of platform variations from T1-T5 and its many derivatives can still be seen all over the world. A new concept “Bulli” – that looks nothing like the original T1 – was launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
The VW camper was catapulted to cult status by the hippie movement in the sixties, and its many appearances from Woodstock to Glastonbury helped build the vehicle a global fan base. The Volkswagen T1 Camper Van tent might well be a nostalgic throwback for baby boomers but its inherent cool factor will make it a sure fire hit at the campground.
Check out the two great videos for VW T1 tent assembly instructions and to take a look at the 1960’s retro “The Who” T1 Bus.
Dimensions: External 398cm(L) x 187cm(H) x 155cm(D) | Internal 388cm(L) x 182.5cm(H) x 145cm(D) | Weight: 12.5kg/27.5lbs|
Firebox.com: The VW Camper Van tent £299.99 ($480) Shipping Options: TNT or UPS for USA orders – ships in 2-8 working days.