People are Bugging Out Over These Volkswagen “Bug” Campers

February 4, 2020 at 3:57 pm




Is there anything cooler than VW “Super Beetle?”




The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most popular and iconic vehicles of all time.

Known for its air-cooled rear engine, vertical windscreen, and hunched frame, the Beetle has been a hit for more than six decades.

The only problem, there wasn’t much space for long road trips.

In the 1970’s mechanics started modifying the bug to make it more convenient for traveling. As a result, “Bug Campers,” were born.

They’re a hybrid between a bug and camper, a super spawn if you will.

Mechanics basically cut the Beetle off at the windshield, re-enforced the floor pan and built the camper right on top of that. Everything else pretty much stayed the same.

While this was never sold directly through Volkswagen, there were third party mechanics who offered customized camper bugs.

The “Super Beetle,” as it was commonly called, was even featured on the cover of Mecchanix Illustrated:

There was room for a kitchen, but unfortunately not a bed, but it appears that if renovated properly, the kitchen table could fold down to make a bed.

I don’t know about you, but I’d totally be caught dead driving this thing: