[Overseas Report from e Group] Since its birth in the 1960s, Volkswagen’s T1 has become the standard equipment for hippies who were born in the post-war baby boom. The huge interior space also became a typical symbol of North American sexual liberation in the 1960s. Therefore, when the Volkswagen T1 is connected with such purposes as camping, it never feels awkward.
However, it is precisely because of this positioning that there are very few RVs based on the Volkswagen T1, especially the goose-roof RV that further expands the upper space. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t one. Recently, there is such a Volkswagen T1 car on sale on Uber, with a price tag of 40,000 US dollars, or about 275,000 yuan, which is really not cheap.
This Volkswagen T1 goose-roof saloon car is based on the 1969 T1 Bus, retaining the cab but rebuilding the living area. The frame of the T1 Bus chassis is made of steel, and the outer surface is clad with aluminum. The setting of the goose roof in the car provides a small double bed above the living area. Above the roof, solar panels are used to charge two batteries in the car, which charge the microwave oven and coffee pot in the car. The on-board water tank is small in size, 45L, which can meet basic living needs.
The layout of the living cabin is a typical American RV style. A lot of wood makes the area of the living cabin very warm. There is a reasonable space reserved for the normal sofa and kitchen. It’s worth noting that this motorhome is sold with a small trailer for storing extra supplies for comfortable long-distance travel.
At the rear of the Volkswagen T1, the rear-mounted air-cooled engine has been replaced by Subaru’s 2.5L horizontally opposed engine. In the small-sized rear engine compartment of the Volkswagen T1, only Subaru’s horizontally opposed engine can satisfy the space. on demand. According to the seller’s description, it is equipped with Subaru’s 2.5L horizontally opposed engine, which can ensure that the Volkswagen T1 RV can cruise at a speed of 113 kilometers per hour, and the estimated average fuel consumption is 15.6L.
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