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13 Vintage Volkswagen Camper Van Advertisements

The Volkswagen camper van is one of the most iconic RVs of all time. With unmistakable lines and plenty of windows, this popular camping mobile stood out from the crowd. Take a digital walk back in time and see how Volkswagen advertised their flagship camper model 40 and 50 years ago.

Beyond glamping.

Beyond glamping

The VW Campmobile was priced at $3,049.

Lots of stuff inside

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A “small hotel” you could park almost anywhere.

With a nice view

Lots of text on this one.

Lots of text

Family fun.

Family fun

Hey, 27 mpg is pretty good.

27 mpg

Station Wagons…that was a long time ago.

Station Wagon

Welcome to the Hotel Volkswagen (“such a lovely place”).

Hotel Volkswagen

Take the Bus, from 1977.

Take the Bus

No doubt.

No doubt

Makes a great beach camper, too.

VW camper

Looks like we have a winner.

Clearly this wins

Photos via JakartaCampervan.

2 thoughts on “13 Vintage Volkswagen Camper Van Advertisements”

  1. My 1979 “Westy” is still going strong. When we use the tent option, people can’t help but come over to tell us the stories of their childhood. I hope to pass it on to my grandson in 15 years. I wonder if anyone will know how to drive a stick shift then or still be using gas in cars, haha.

  2. Anyone notice that the family camping scene was photographed in a studio? Check the lighting, the possible shadow on the painted backdrop and how the sand was spread on the floor so as to not leave any tire tracks.

    The kid looks like he is standing on a piece of plywood and is the dog stuffed? The adults certainly are!

    Footprints in the sand?

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