Bay Windows were manufactred from 1968 through to 1981 in Germany. They were also built in South Africa & Brazil until more recent times. All
engines were Aircooled, with the exception of more recently manufactured Brazillian Bays which were fitted woth watercooled EFI units.
Engines consisted of either 1600cc single carb units, or 1700,1800 or 2000cc 'Type4' engines which were either fuel
injected or dual carburettered. This model did not have power steering. Early models had drum brakes all around. From 1971
Disc brakes were fitted to the front, and this crossover model was given an uprated rear light cluster but still had
low front indicators. From 1973 all vw bays had the newer rear lamp cluster and high front indicators, as well as many safety
upgrades to result in an all round more robust and practical camper for longer duration touring.
VW manufactured Camper vans were fitted out under the Westfalia brand. Many independent companies also converted base Bay Window vans from new.