Sounds French: ’66 Volkswagen Caravelle Camper
Now this isn’t a VW Westphalia camper hence the reference to the “Caravelle” in the title. Back in the day when VW had distributors, they had a degree of “allocation” muscle. They made dealers take slower selling panel vans and pick-ups to get the fast selling campers. When that made them even more frustrated they opted to have their own versions built stateside. The Riviera and Caravelle are among the best known conversions. The Caravelle, like today’s featured Camper, was converted from a panel van when it was new. It has had only 2 owners since new and is in great condition. It isn’t cheap by any stretch at $31,500 and has been for sale for sometime we think. But it is really neat in Dove Grey and the interior looks amazing well-preserved. As part of the conversion, pale heather walnut wood replaced the original vinyl siding and carpeting, and five pop-windows were fitted, complete with curtains and bug netting. The rear seat was converted into a front and rear facing bench that folds flat for a usable bed, and a rear-facing bench seat and flip-up table were added behind the front seats. An icebox, sink and wardrobe were fitted in the conversion. The two rear doors feature tiered storage and an additional flip-out table. These are immensely fun vehicles to camp in and we would trust the venerable 1600cc engine on a journey of any length. Click here for the listing.