Say Hi To Aggie The Camper

Friday, 16 December 2016


This is Aggie, my 1969 VW Bay Window Camper. She was my first car and was the best birthday present I have ever had! A few years after having the camper my dad and I decided to rebuild the engine and get it running as good as new again. Nearly every part was new or like new apart from one, which obviously then was the exact part that decided to die on me a few months down the line when I was driving home one day. 


I couldn't afford the new part as I was in university at the time so decided the best option was to declare the camper SORN and take her off the road for a few months until I could get the new part that summer. 


Unfortunately she has been there ever since and, even though she has a bit of a cover, the British weather hasn't been kind. I think the last time the engine was started was around 4 or 5 years ago so that will need a lot of TLC to get her running again. Along with a lot of body work, including a few new panels and a good paint job. As you can imagine this is going to cost quite a bit but we are hoping once we have moved house to be able to create some sort of hard stand/garage out the back garden to be able to start the massive project of getting her back on the road. 

I would love to create some sort of restoration series, posting updates every few months, especially now that in the new year this blog will become a lot more general in what I write about. Is this something you would want to read, or do you think a completely new blog would be better?

Abi xo

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2 comments :

  1. I love these camper vans and they seem to be hugely popular in Cornwall where you can hire one out. I've even seen people get married in them. If you don't have the funds to restore her you might be able to get a good price for her from one of these companies. That looks like quite a bit of restoration work.

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    1. I could never sell it! It has been my dream car since I can remember and was always going to be a project. They are super popular and hold their value really well. It would break my heart if I had to sell it, both me and my husband are massive VW fans so he understands as he has a newer VW van too. It is definitely a labour of love but it will all be worth it when it's running again.

      Abi xo

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