Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Old magazine article on an SA (Jurgens Autovilla) Bay Camper
Page: 1, 2  Next
Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
adriaan pienaar
Samba Member


Joined: February 17, 2003
Posts: 692
Location: Sedgefield, South Africa
adriaan pienaar is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:43 am    Post subject: Old magazine article on an SA (Jurgens Autovilla) Bay Camper Reply with quote

...called the Autovilla! Wink



Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
[/quote]
_________________
Please say Hi to us at
www.aircooledvwsa.co.za &
http://hotwheelsclubza.freeforums.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
agreendaya
Samba Member


Joined: November 16, 2006
Posts: 1302
Location: Winthrop, MA USA
agreendaya is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
NASkeet
Samba Member


Joined: April 29, 2006
Posts: 2344
Location: South Benfleet, Essex, UK
NASkeet is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:56 am    Post subject: South African, Jurgens Autovilla, coachbuilt motorcaravan Reply with quote

A few of these South African built, Jurgens Autovilla, coachbuilt motorcaravans, turn up in Great Britain, of which I have seen some photographs in our British VW magazines.

The secretary of the British, Volkswagen Caravanning & Camping Club, who several years ago, lived just a few miles from me, had one of these vehicles, which is featured in an old issue of VW Motoring magazine. There is also one featured, in a past issue of Volkswagen Camper & Commercial magazine.

Even rarer than the Jurgens Autovilla, is the British, GT Motorised Orlando coachbuilt motorcaravan, built by GP in Kingston-upon-Hull.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


This is 1975 conversion, on a 1972 VW 16/1700 Type 2 panel van, with 1976~79 VW 2000 Type 2 engine, which is reckoned to probably be, the only surviving example.

Regards.

Nigel A. Skeet


Last edited by NASkeet on Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:20 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
busdaddy
Samba Member


Joined: February 12, 2004
Posts: 45691
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada, Land of the giant flying moose!
busdaddy is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll bet those are exciting in a crosswind Shocked .
_________________
Rust NEVER sleeps and stock never goes out of style.

Wanted, OG paint 1971 Niagara blue decklid.

Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
adriaan pienaar
Samba Member


Joined: February 17, 2003
Posts: 692
Location: Sedgefield, South Africa
adriaan pienaar is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He-he-he, indeed! Wink

1st Generation

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


2nd Generation

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
Please say Hi to us at
www.aircooledvwsa.co.za &
http://hotwheelsclubza.freeforums.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
NASkeet
Samba Member


Joined: April 29, 2006
Posts: 2344
Location: South Benfleet, Essex, UK
NASkeet is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:19 am    Post subject: South African, Jurgens Autovilla Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
I'll bet those are exciting in a crosswind Shocked .


The extent to which high-sided vehicles are affected by cross winds, not only depends upon the projected area, but also the squareness or roundness of the roof edges, which alters the drag lateral coefficient.

adriaan pienaar wrote:
He-he-he, indeed! Wink

1st Generation

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


2nd Generation

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Hello Adriaan.

When did the 2nd generation, luton-bodied vehicles, supercede the 1st generation?

I saw one 2nd generation, VW Type 2 Jurgens Autovilla, when my parents and I were touring Transvaal, Natal, Orange Free State & Swaziland, in a hired Datsun E20 campervan, during April 1980. It was the only VW Type†2 campervan I saw, suring the whole of our touring holiday.

The 1st generation Jurgens Autovilla, were also manufactured under licence by Karmann in Germany and renamed the Karmann Gypsy. They were also similarly manufactured in Brazil, but whether by Karmann, I do not know.

There are also some examples of the Karmann Gypsy, in Great Britain.

Regards.

Nigel A. Skeet
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
1FUNBUG
Samba Member


Joined: June 29, 2004
Posts: 599
Location: Waterville, OH
1FUNBUG is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does the engine get fresh air in these conversions? Also, what kind of access is there to the engine?
_________________
1FUNBUG

71 Beetle, 1776, dual Kadrons
77 Westy, Camper Special 2.0 F.I.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
adriaan pienaar
Samba Member


Joined: February 17, 2003
Posts: 692
Location: Sedgefield, South Africa
adriaan pienaar is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cooling and access to the engine is exactly the same as a standard Bay window Bus Wink
_________________
Please say Hi to us at
www.aircooledvwsa.co.za &
http://hotwheelsclubza.freeforums.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
1FUNBUG
Samba Member


Joined: June 29, 2004
Posts: 599
Location: Waterville, OH
1FUNBUG is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops. Yes, I see the intakes now.

adriaan pienaar wrote:
The cooling and access to the engine is exactly the same as a standard Bay window Bus Wink

_________________
1FUNBUG

71 Beetle, 1776, dual Kadrons
77 Westy, Camper Special 2.0 F.I.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
adriaan pienaar
Samba Member


Joined: February 17, 2003
Posts: 692
Location: Sedgefield, South Africa
adriaan pienaar is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Hello Adriaan.

When did the 2nd generation, luton-bodied vehicles, supercede the 1st generation?

I saw one 2nd generation, VW Type 2 Jurgens Autovilla, when my parents and I were touring Transvaal, Natal, Orange Free State & Swaziland, in a hired Datsun E20 campervan, during April 1980. It was the only VW Type 2 campervan I saw, suring the whole of our touring holiday.

The 1st generation Jurgens Autovilla, were also manufactured under licence by Karmann in Germany and renamed the Karmann Gypsy. They were also similarly manufactured in Brazil, but whether by Karmann, I do not know.

There are also some examples of the Karmann Gypsy, in Great Britain.

Regards.


Hi

I'm not too sure about the change in design, but note that even the first generation Autovilla is a later-generation Type 2 Bay (indicators above the lenses. The Jurgens company still exists, but they are not really into motorhomes anymore Arrow http://www.jurgens.co.za/
_________________
Please say Hi to us at
www.aircooledvwsa.co.za &
http://hotwheelsclubza.freeforums.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Steelhead
Samba Member


Joined: February 25, 2007
Posts: 1791
Location: Kentfield, CA
Steelhead is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting. Ugly, but interesting. thanks for sharing.

Hard to look, but also hard not to look at.....like a cow trying to get it on with a horse.
_________________
'77 Bay Window / '89 Caratsburg (aka. the Stormtrooper)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
adriaan pienaar
Samba Member


Joined: February 17, 2003
Posts: 692
Location: Sedgefield, South Africa
adriaan pienaar is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol Laughing
_________________
Please say Hi to us at
www.aircooledvwsa.co.za &
http://hotwheelsclubza.freeforums.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Mr Autovilla Fan uk
Samba Member


Joined: June 27, 2008
Posts: 6
Location: East Yorkshire England
Mr Autovilla Fan uk is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i love Autovillas- after 2 previous Campers, these are like the Rolls Royce of campers to my mind.! I live
up Nr Kingston upon Hull in the uk, & have not seen another other than in photos in the uk, but i know there are
at least 4 or 5 around. I still have the original 'Jugans' crockery too, with cups & saucers, t-pot, coffee pot,
plates & bowls.! i tried to resist the temptation to re-spray , but got fed up of it looking so dull & unimpressive
in its original dull pea soup green... so i freshend it up a bit - i love it.. & it turns heads everywhere..
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
c-mack
Samba Member


Joined: September 30, 2007
Posts: 177
Location: Crockett, Texas
c-mack is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THAT IS AWESOME! Cool
_________________
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."-Jimi Hendrix

1973 Bay Window Transporter (AGENT ORANGE)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
HMBR
Samba Member


Joined: January 29, 2006
Posts: 96
Location: Brazil
HMBR is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here in brazil it was called "kombi safari" made by karmann.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Mr Autovilla Fan uk
Samba Member


Joined: June 27, 2008
Posts: 6
Location: East Yorkshire England
Mr Autovilla Fan uk is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked hey thats cool, i'm coming over to Brazil during August - i'll look out for it.! & have camera in hand for any other unusuals i spot.. Razz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
mackmix
Samba Member


Joined: June 10, 2008
Posts: 537
Location: San Diego California (SO CAL)
mackmix is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Autovilla is super cool! I especially like Mr Autovilla Fan ukís, nice paint!
Itís like a bay window meets a teardrop trailer (caravan for you Brits)
I would love to find a set of the hubcaps for my 71 westy, are they vented? I know the disc break wheels have holes for cooling. Cheers all.
_________________
1971 Westy (The Mean Tangerine)
1969 Lambretta GP 200
Lambretta Race Bike #14 RIP
Find yourself!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Basilbomb
Samba Member


Joined: September 30, 2006
Posts: 831

Basilbomb is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love the 0-60 in 40 seconds. snap your neck on that one. on second thought - that poor 67 hp engine.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
adriaan pienaar
Samba Member


Joined: February 17, 2003
Posts: 692
Location: Sedgefield, South Africa
adriaan pienaar is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mackmix wrote:
I would love to find a set of the hubcaps for my 71 westy, are they vented? I know the disc break wheels have holes for cooling. Cheers all.


Funny you should mention that, as they are not vented. I never actually thought about it. Those hubcaps are the same as that were fitted to various Datsun models in SA in the 70s, but they have a 'J' (for Jurgens) stamped on.

How about this one for another colour variation, hope you can see it in the pic Wink
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
Please say Hi to us at
www.aircooledvwsa.co.za &
http://hotwheelsclubza.freeforums.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Mr Autovilla Fan uk
Samba Member


Joined: June 27, 2008
Posts: 6
Location: East Yorkshire England
Mr Autovilla Fan uk is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Confused
recently found in the western Australian desert 350 miles south of Perth [/img]

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


hoping it's being saved, I have a v.w nut mate in Perth who's trying to buy it..
still have mine by the way & my kids are enjoying it too these days..
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB