Max Headroom: 1974 Volkswagen Type 2 High Top Camper

A good air-cooled VW camper for sale at a reasonable price is getting hard to find.  They were plentiful for decades and suddenly, within the last ten years or so, they became desirable and prized for their retro charm.  Buyers with real disposable income are going after the better examples and prices are beginning to reflect this.  Find this 1974 VW High Top Camper for sale in Valley, NE for $5,000 via craigslist.

These high-top versions make an even bigger visual impact than their pop-top counterparts.  Start with an already disproportionately tall profile.  Add another couple of feet on top of that and you have something that would be at home on the pages of a Dr. Seuss book.   

This example is said to have no rust and looks pretty clean and complete.  The engine has a leak that the seller is trying to track down, but this isn’t a deal breaker.  There are a ton of crate engine options out there and vanquishing the leak may be a good opportunity to up the pony count.  You will want all the power you can get once you hit the on-ramp.

Keep you wits about you when piloting this loaf.  You will likely feel cross-wind gusts like you never have before.  Rest assured, however, that your presence on the highway and at the KOA will entertain road-weary travelers who will be glad your VW is there to break the monotony.  

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