Incredible, two-owner “SO42 Camper Car” with original engine and camper fittings. Presented in fabulous unrestored condition.
We are very pleased to offer this truly delightful and amazingly original 1966 Volkswagen Type 2 T1 with the Westfalia SO 42 camper package. From the final year of split window T1 production before the “bay window” T2 was introduced, it benefits from all of VW’s continuous refinements over the course of production. This fabulous Westy comes to us from a long-term owner who purchased it from the original owner over 20 years ago. Originally sold via Fred Howe Motors, Inc of Brookfield, Wisconsin, this bus lived a charmed life from day one. The first owners, Mr. and Mrs. Gutowsky of Glendale, WI, used the camper regularly but took incredibly fastidious care of it. It was reportedly stored on planks in a dirt-floor garage when not in use, and was never used in the harsh Wisconsin winters. As a result, it has survived in staggeringly original condition, having never been rotted or rusty. When the most recent owner acquired it 20 years ago, he continued to enjoy it carefully. The only modification made was the addition of Velvet Green paintwork below the feature line, a correct VW color in a factory correct pattern that highlights the delightful lines of the T1. The paintwork is beautifully executed and the original body panels are remarkably straight. Chrome is limited to the hubcaps and some bits of trim, which all appears in very good condition. Doors and panels fit to factory specs which are consistent and return that solid feel of a properly aligned and unmolested shell.