Early Bay Westfalia Camper

28 09 2012

A beautiful T2a spotted a week ago, parking around the corner in Berlin. You don’t see these often any more. Should be from between 1967 and 1972. Looks like a Westfalia camper with an interior layout where the sink/stove unit is behind the passenger seat. I think the fold-up roof of the early bay Westfalias had the hinges in the front and the luggage bay in the back, as with this one. Louvered windows on both sides, and two separate front seats, with a walkway in between. The green 1969 Westfalia of Classic Campers has had a front bench seat and no walkway to the back. Perhaps differences between different generations of the early bay campers? The color is probably sierra yellow (L11H) and pastel white (L90D). Following Rolf Stephan Badura’s bay window color code overview (compiled from the original Volkswagen sales brochures), this color was only available between 1971 and 1972. I have always been more of a T2b fan, but I start to like the early bays more and more. For some more pictures of this one click to my Flickr photo stream.