It was with utter disbelief and a tinge of sadness that we heard about VolksWagon ceasing production of their iconic camper van.
31st December is D-Day for the last ever VW Camper at the only remaining factory in Brazil.
The first type 2 Camper Van was unveiled at the Geneva motor show in November 1949, and was on sale from March 1950 – it’s since sold over 10 million! In the 1960’s a converted Camper Van would have set you back between £850 and £1300 but nowadays their value has risen to anything from £2,000 for one needing total refurbishment to in excess of £37,000!
Often associated with music festivals, lovely hippies and the surf scene, the VW Camper has in itself become an instantly recognisable brand. Some enterprising geniuses use them to hire out as wedding vehicles, and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver made his way around Italy in one!
We have many happy memories of holidaying in camper vans, which never fail to make us smile.
We’re pleased to say that the Iconic Classic Camper will live on for years to come at Tigerlily Towers, and you too can share in a piece of design history with my Campalily range iPad cover/bag http://ow.ly/pfoQZ and greeting cards.
Have a fabulous day!
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