Early Bay Camper Van Insurance
Introduced in 1967, the early
bay-window Volkswagen Type 2 (T2a) camper vans took their name from
the single-piece, double curvature windscreen that replaced the
split-screen version previously used. This design, which brought
more light and air to the cab, remained familiar for many
The low-mounted indicators made the early bays
easily recognisable from the front and earned these models the
alternative nickname of 'low-lights'.
However, the changes weren't just cosmetic.
More power came courtesy of a new 1600cc engine, with a revised
rear suspension layout providing greater stability and better
Awning tents continued to be available as an
optional extra, but these now came with a sewn-in groundsheet (the
height of late '60s luxury!) and no gap between the step of the
camper and ground level.
Production of the early bay versions came to
an end in 1971. The Westfalia name was a constant throughout,
but other conversions were available from Devon Conversions Ltd,
Riviera/A.S.I. and also Holdsworth Motorhomes Company Ltd.