While we love the modern look of today’s newest and most innovative campers, there’s something magical about the look and style of vintage campers. Owning a vintage Volkswagen bus or travel trailer, however, can be hard thanks to never-ending maintenance and pricey repair costs. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.
The iconic German camper van manufacturer, Westfalia, hopes to solve this problem with the Kepler Sixty, a retro VW camper van set to debut in 2019. Recently on view at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon—the world’s biggest camper show—the Sixty uses the Volkswagen T6 as its base and stands out thanks to its red and white, two-tone paintwork and fabrics.
Designed to provide modern comforts with retro style, the interior features a compact kitchen and cooking area with a sink, fridge, propane stove, and lots of convenient under-cabinet storage. A table pulls out to seat four easily—two front swivel seats help—and the bench seat moves forward and backwards depending on your needs.
The two-person rear bench seat coverts into a small double bed and a second double bed fits in the pop-top, allowing the Sixty to sleep four. Shades pull up to allow for privacy at night, LED lighting keeps the mood right, and a rear cabinet area allows for even more storage. An on-demand hot water shower is accessed from the back of the van for outdoor showers, and the rear storage area can still fit a bike if you store it crosswise.
Like many cool campers built in Europe, the Westfalia Kepler Sixty won’t be sold in the United States and will cost a cool €61,000 across the pond. But it’s always fun to see how companies are incorporating old and new into stunning, mobile homes on the go.