This could be one of the shortest Mint listings of all time. We can’t say anything you don’t already know about a Beetle. Well maybe just this. We were wondering who came up with the endearing term Beetle or Bug. It was officially known as the Type 1 Sedan. We thought is was some clever ad creative executive who came up with it. Like the genius behind the Fahrvergnügen campaign. Read More
This is one of the earliest VW Beetles we have ever featured. This one was restored with attention to detail to assure it remained as faithful to the original car as possible. Many New Old Stock parts were used including tail lights bumpers, ash trays and a Hirshmann Red-Tip antenna. The dash looks great and sports an original Telefunken 1A-50 radio. Read More
Not too much was written about this one by the seller so we have to go by what we see in the photos. And what we see, we like. At least it would warrant further investigation if we were in the market. It is a 1967 Westie so it came from Germany equipped with the camper stuff. Remember, VW couldn’t get enough of these out of Germany so the local distributors had camper equipment installed on standard panel or passenger vans. This one looks to be box stock and in great condition. We like the pop top version of the older campers where the pop goes vertical. Read More
You are a real VW fan but tired of shifting. This may be your best option – a 35,000 original mile Karman Ghia with the Auto Stickshift. Officially called the Volkswagen Automatic Stickshift, this transmission was a three speed manual connected to a vacuum-operated automatic clutch. When the driver put their hand on the gearshift the clutch would disengage by a 12-volt solenoid operating the vacuum clutch, allowing shifting between gears, once they moved their hand the clutch would re-engage automatically. Read More
Dutch Volkswagen importer Ben Pon originally came up with the idea for the bus back in 1948. And 2013 marks the end of its production run. Yes Type 2 fans, the venerable VW Bus has been in production down in Brazil since 1957. The last 600 will be made this year and then no more. With that bit of historic information, what would Mr. Pond say about this rare 21-window, double-door bus that is selling for a whopping $149,000! VW bus prices have been on the move for years now. We have seen prices for the 21-window buses hit over $100,000 at auction. But this one has some rare, documented options that set it apart from the rest. Frankly, you have to be a numbers person to really care because these options, although rare, don’t add much to the enjoyment of your vintage bus. Read More
This is a black-plate California Double-door Camper without any of those annoying windows to clean. If you watch any auction on TV you will undoubtedly see a 23-window vintage bus sail across the line selling for $80,000 or more. And that won’t even be a camper model. This one has so few windows it must be dramatically cheaper. But wait, it has a full kitchen and beds inside. Game on! Read More
Concept cars are created to judge public response and the possible success if it is placed in production. Well, back in 1953 VW executives felt they needed a halo vehicle to add to the line-up so they commissioned a styling concept created by Ghia’s Luigi Segre. It was a success. Read More
This is one groovy VW Camper. This isn’t the darling of the Woodstock Generation but a camper for the more mature country vacationers. It is a rare, 1-owner Camper with a scant 60,000 miles. It is said to be totally original right down to the travel stickers that line the canopy top. Read More
In 1963, Chevrolet introduced the Corvette Stingray Coupe with a split rear window. It only lasted one year so those split window coupes are quite the collector car. Many old cars from the 1900s had split rear windows including today’s featured Volkswagen from 1952. Volkswagen had split rear windows from the beginning until 1954 when they went to the small oval window. We refer to VWs by the size of their window because little else changed in the body design. Read More
The folks selling this Camper are just perfect VW Camper people. If they were older, they would surely have gone to Woodstock. Maybe they go to Coachella every year? Who knows. We actually had to edit one of the pictures since this is a “G” rated website. The sellers feel it necessary to have attractive female body parts in almost every picture to help capture our attention. But since we are car guys, original air cleaners and shift knobs will do.
We haven’t seen as nice a rag top sedan as this one in a long time. We love the color and the interior. But what we really love about it is the absolutely original condition. Unlike the stunning 356B Reuttter-bodied Coupe, we wouldn’t hestitate driving this thing everyday. It is a Beetle after all. There are many well preserved VWs out there for Woody Allen to discover (Sleeper). So buy this one and enjoy the 30+MPG, the giant sunroof and the legions of people who will toss you a thumbs up! Click here for the eBay Auction.
VW buses are synonymous with the counter-culture of the 60s and early 70s. The double and single cabs were more apt to be driven by tradesman than hippies. We like these commercial vehicles and think they can be re-tasked to be a great platform for the outdoorsy set. Just envision the side flaps down and a tent pitched on the platform. No fear of crawling things getting into your sleeping bag. Perhaps you can tell that we are city folk by this comment. Read More
It would be easy and perhaps a bit lazy to call today’s featured car a VW Beetle Convertible. You would know exactly what I meant if I said it. Just like you would know that the nickname Spare referred to Prince Harry. We need not go into the history of the enduring icon of the VW Beetle. Literally everyone (of a certain age) has a story that makes reference to “my Beetle” or “my friend’s Beetle”. Like most high volume cars, they were thought to be disposable when their life span had reached an end. Read More
So you want a little toy to play around with on weekends and take the kids to a car show or two. You don’t have a huge budget and you want to be able to work on it yourself. We have the answer. Read More
There was a burgeoning sand-craze in SoCal in the 50s and there existed two camps – water or air-cooled. Buggy historians may dispute the inventor of the air-cooled camp but most folks believe It was Pete Beirning of Oceano, CA that did it in 1958. Read More