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"If you’re in the market for a vintage motorhome or simply curious about the coolest ones out there, check out this list of nine awesome blast-from-the-past motorhomes. Let’s hit the road down memory lane."
When it comes to vintage motorhomes, there’s no definitive definition. Some people might consider any motorhome more than 20 years old to be vintage, while others might only consider those 50 years or older. Ultimately, it depends on the individual’s definition.
Volkswagen Westfalia Pop Top Camper The Westfalia camper van featured a pop-up roof, allowing for additional sleeping space. It also included a sink, stove, ice box, and cabinets. In later years, the camper would also include a refrigerator.
This is one of the more elusive vintage motorhomes on our list, as they appear to have only been in production for about three years, with reports of about 200 in production by popular boatmaker Glastron. Like several other motorhomes of the time, it was built on the Dodge M300 chassis, utilizing a 318 engine and automatic transmission.
The ‘60s and ‘70s gave rise to the gypsy trailer, a highly ornate travel trailer with a distinct look that was obviously a direct inspiration of the old gypsy wagons. The Westmorland Star, made by Vickers in the U.K., was one of the most popular gypsy caravans.
Based on a VW Type 2 Kombi, the Karmann Mobil Safari is basically a combination between a passenger van and a cargo van. Its speed tops out at about 50 miles per hour.
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