VW Baywindow Bus
The VW Baywindow Bus was launched in August 1967. It’s production was ended in 1979 after 4.8 million had been built.
Nicknamed the Baywindow after its large, one piece, windscreen the Transporter differed from its predecessor the Splitscreen in nearly all respects.
The engine was still aircooled and included 5 engine sizes from the factory.
The chassis and bodywork basically stayed the same throughout production with the main differences occurring around 1972. The two different styles of VW Baywindow Bus are known as Early Bay (or Type 2A) and Late Bay (Type 2B). These are easily recognisable by having rounded Bumpers (Early Bay) and Square Bumpers (Late Bay). For more details on the changes over the years then see our Production Changes.