In The 1970s, Volkswagen Released A Car That Was Half Bug, Half Campervan Called The “Bug Camper”


If you lived through the 1970s, you might remember the Super Bugger, a cross between the Volkswagen Beetle and an RV or camper.

The Super Bugger used fiberglass paneling to construct a small living space behind the two front seats, and cost $6,000 in 1975. They . One couple, who have since maintained their Volkswagen Beetle camper, showed it off at a car show in 2016. Their images of the camper revealed a tiny interior and only a modest kitchen inside—no space for a bed. But, for those who prefer to sleep under the stars, this bug camper provided (and still provides, with upkeep) some convenience on long cross-country trips.

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  2. Inspired by the beloved Volkswagen Beetle, people in the 1970s converted the car into a Super Bugger.

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  4. Here’s how the Super Bugger was advertised in the 1970s:

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  5. Inside, there’s a small kitchenette—but no room for a bed.

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  7. Would you ride in this vintage bug camper?

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