Part VW Beetle Part Motorhome

Take a look at something you cant un-see
Take a look at something you cant un-see

Wednesday, 04, Mar 2020 01:33

By William Coleman

We have stumbled across a rather impressive hybrid/bespoke/tailor made motorhome that has been mounted on the back of the classic VW Beetle. This just shows how diverse the world touring vehicles can be when someone creative puts their mind to it.

Over the years we have seen some weird and wonderful caravan and motorhome creations but I can safely say this is the first time I have ever seen a mobile living space physically attached to the back of a small day to day car.

The initial idea for this wacky and wonderful motorhome started way back in 1970's California and has been aptly named the "Super Bugger". The company who came up with the idea for the unique conversion thought that using an iconic car like the VW Beetle would have such a stand out look that it would take the world by storm and thus created the Super Bugger.

The specific VW refurb in this article has been very carefully curated and put together over the past 10 years or so. Over the decade almost every part of the VW has been added to or restored from the paint and body work all the way to the body work to prepare it for its new life as a mobile dwelling.

Not wanting to move too far away from its original set up most of the VW's parts have been kept with updates and changes being made where necessary.

Adding such a motorhome style shell to the chassis is not really what Vaulxwagen had in mind when they first put together their Beetle range so the retrofitting had to be done by a mechanical professional to ensure it is road worthy.

The Super Bugger features a four speed manual gearbox, for all you speedsters out there, which is paired with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine in the rear, which will get you about 60bhp.

Considering the tiny size on board the refurb team really has made a very comfortable space to live in, I know some modern vans that can't say this. The 2 berth motorhome features a two burner stove, sink and a dinette table. It will have to be the bushes for the toilet if you go off grid.

To view a gallery of this cute little wonder Click here.

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