Barbarossa 2 Berth



2 Berth • splitscreen

Well that's a mouth full but we needed a name that conjured up the heritage of this king of VW vans. He is a 1965 original English RHD 21 window deluxe Samba. Rescued from a certain death at the hands of rust, he is now ready to give you a right royal holiday in Devon and Cornwall. Fitted with a 2 berth interior, 21 gorgeous little windows (some of which feature in the roof), and a vast full length sun roof, he is the epitome of summer holidays. Just a note. When booking Barbarossa, please use his full name and not a shortened 'Barb' or 'Bob' as he is royalty. Thank you for your co-operation.

The King of VW Vans

Vital Statistics

  • Engine size
    1.6L Right Hand Drive

  • Dimensions
    4.6m long x 1.86m wide x 2.14m high

  • Optional extra drive away awning (£25)
    2.9m long x 3.4m wide x 2.15m high

  • Reg Number
    ELN 651C

  • Fuel
    Unleaded Petrol


  • Front cab
    Bench seat fitted with three 3-point belts

  • Rear
    Bench seat fitted with 2 lap belts 

  • No Isofix


  • Boot section

  • Under seat storage

  • Roof rack

Speed & Range of Travel

  • Gearbox
    4 speed manual

  • Top Speed
    55 mph

  • Economy
    25 mpg average

  • Range
    Devon, Cornwall & Somerset

Cooking & Eating

  • Two burner gas hob & grill

  • 2-way cool box (12v/240v)

  • Stainless steel sink (cold water tap)

  • Fully equipped kitchen with all pots, pans, crockery and utensils

  • Internal table can be converted for outdoor use with free camping chairs

  • Free spare gas bottle included


  • Electric fan heater supplied for use when connected to campsite 240v electricity supply

Power & Audio

  • Sound System
    CD/Radio player with aux-in for ipod. Lead available

  • Electricity
    2 x 12v sockets in boot and rear
    2 x 240v household socket in boot and rear for use when  connected to campsite electricity supply


  • Downstairs
    Double bed

Suggested Extras

  • Free standing drive away awning (£25) Increases living and storage space, reserves your pitch

  • Bike rack suitable for 2 bikes (£10)

  • Pop up tent, handy outdoor storage or sleeps two (£25 to buy)

  • Sleeping bag, Sleepwell 300 extra wide 210 x 100cm (£25 to buy)

  • Free secure indoor parking for your vehicle at our premises

Barbarossa's previous adventures

A blog featuring Barbarossa

A blog featuring Barbarossa

From Rebecca & Ben

Great blog here, about adventures in Barbarossa during a lovely sunny September. Part 1 is here:

The Barbarossa experience

The Barbarossa experience

From frances hawkes

Barbarossa was the perfect gentleman... He's a little older than the other vans and shuffles up

Barbarossa Wedding and Honeymoon

Barbarossa Wedding and Honeymoon

From Emma Pickard

We had Barbarossa for the weekend 9-12 May 2014 to join our wedding celebrations. We drove to the

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