Westfalia has unveiled a stylish retro throwback to the original VW Camper.
German campervan manufacturer Westfalia has just revealed its latest Volkswagen camper: the Kepler Sixty. A homage to the original two-tone VW California of the 1960’s, and pleasantly reminiscent of a rockabilly’s Cadillac with its bright cherry red exterior, this retro camper is sure to be a hit with nostalgic VW owners all over.
At a glance, the exterior with its striking gloss red and white paint job is an eye-catcher, with a matching pop-to roof made by Flori, unique compass decals on the rear windows and every piece of trim finished off neatly in chrome, down to the door handles and indicator surrounds. Chrome and white alloy wheels emblazoned with the signature VW logo will have Volkswagen enthusiasts drooling, and are available at an extra cost of €2,500; otherwise it’s the standard 16” alloy or steel wheels provided at no extra cost.
Under the bonnet the T6 engine will deliver 150bhp, and it will presumably use the same engine as the standard T6: a 2.0L TDI with a 6-speed manual gearbox, although this has not been confirmed by Westfalia.
The camper will feature the same layout as its predecessor the Kepler Six, and be built on a 5.3m long T6 base. While manufactured by Westfalia, the special edition campervan will be built in France at Rapido’s Fleurette factory; there appears to be no limit to the number of these that will be produced either.
Stepping inside, the interior carries on with the two-tone theme, and in keeping with the vintage look features a candy red and white kitchenette with stylish rounded corners, fitted with a coolbox, sink, two ring gas hob and a glossy white table with cherry red edge which can be hung from the kitchenette, or stowed away in the side door when not in use.
Shiny roller cabinet doors will bring the chrome theme of the camper’s exterior inside, as will the matching interior lights, and in classic pop-top style the two front seats will swivel to seat four for dinner. Aside from two small wardrobe cabinets, the main storage area will comprise a large aircraft-style compartment which pulls down from the roof at the back of the van.
The rear seats, which transform into a 1.14m (3.74ft) wide small double bed, will be made of matching red and white leatherette fabric, and will be embroidered with the Westfalia logo. The seats will also be mounted on sliders which will allow the creation of additional storage or living space as required.
A second bed will be housed in the pop-top roof, and the entire space will be heated by a Webasto heater.
All this can be yours for a rather lucrative €61,000; right-hand drive versions will be available for those in the UK to order in October, ready in time for the summer season 2019.
No expense has been spared by Westfalia it seems in recreating that classic Volkswagen camper vibe, and this retro camper is sure to be a hit with classic and modern VW enthusiasts alike.