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by Ken Weiss

Westfalia Campmobile 67 Westfalia-Werke KG. Wiedenbruck The interior of the Campmobile 67 is designed, built and supplied by Westfalia-Werke, Wiedenbruck. Westfalia’s reputation for quality products was recognized by VW as early as 1952 when it was selected for development of camping equipment.

My 1969 VW Campmobile represents the accumulation of many years of experience in quality of design and manufacture. The Campmobile is designed to sleep two adults and up to two children. It also has a number of storage areas for gear as well as wardrobe space. Furniture is made of 9-ply laminated wood with all visible surfaces covered with mar resistant wood-grained plastic. The floor covering consists of two layers of plywood covered with noise reducing felt and PVC lining. The Westy is finished with beautiful Birch paneling throughout the interior of this bus. My early 1969 black plate Westy was purchased from Four J Motors formerly located in Huntington Park, CA was used for many a trip to Mexico City by the original/previous owner and his family until 1999 when the Bay entered into storage at Niland, CA. On November 2006 the Westy came out of storage and was listed on Ebay. Being the highest bidder I bought the Bay on Thanksgiving day sight unseen. After towing the Westy home ( The prior owner even threw in a tow bar!), I went through two bottles of

Meguiar’s paint cleaner, replaced everything from brake cylinders, distributor, carburetor and anything that utilized rubber parts. The bus was looking, running, and stopping like new. I was pleasantly surprised to be told by the previous owner when picking up the Westy (not detailed in the Ebay description) that a recently rebuilt transmission and a near-new factory motor were installed prior to going into storage. The Westy came with a complete set of service records and was meticulously maintained by the original owner. I have kept my Westy in original stock configuration with the original factory pearl white paint down to its original ugly mustard-color seat covers. This Westy is an active camping unit and a daily driver and I consider it priceless.

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May 2010 Strictly Vintage News  

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