Category: Photo of the week

56 DD

IMG_8654_1000x1500Photo of the week #77 – A 1956 Double-Door panel van in fact! This beautifully restored, two-tone and sign-written example is pictured at Stanford Hall earlier this year.

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In the weeds

IMG_8556_1000x1500Photo of the week #76 – Another original paint VW bus for sale at Stanford hall, this time a weed-hugging early bay window camper.

VW Samba

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Photo of the week #75 – This immaculate 1963 twenty-one-window VW Samba was photographed in the concours at this years VW show at Stanford Hall. It’s right hand drive too which makes it a very rare VW bus!

Correction – Someone has just pointed out that this bus only has 19 windows so, I’m not sure it’s a real Samba! I thought that a Samba had either 21 or 23 windows, anyone know the story behind this VW Bus?

Herbie

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Photo of the week #74 – Surely the best known VW Beetle all over the world, Herbie, the star of many Disney Movies was first propelled to fame in ‘The Love Bug’ in 1969 when he was just 6 years old. When visiting any VW show you are almost certain to come across a Herbie replica or two with the iconic red and white stripes and  the 53 racing number. This one even has the banded-steel wheels and white-letter tyres too. Herbie’s 53 racing number was chosen by producer Bill Walsh, who was a fan of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Don Drysdale (Drysdale’s jersey number, later retired by the team, was 53).

One careful owner

IMG_8552_1000x1500Photo of the week #73 – This one owner from new, 1972 Marina Blue Beetle was offered for sale at the Stanford Hall VW show this year. From what I can recall the only thing non original is that it has been fitted with day-mouldings, self-coloured fibreglass wings. Not too bad for forty years of careful ownership!