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Buried Alive: 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Pickup”

After the Beetle (or Type 1) was developed in the 1930s, the next cool product to emerge from Volkswagen was the Kombi (or Type 2). It was also referred to as Transporter, Microbus, Bus, and a host of other… more»

Camping Find: 1970 Volkswagen Westfalia Type 2

The Type 1 was Volkswagen-speak for the famous “Beetle” which became one of the world’s best-selling automobiles in the second half of the 20th Century. The Type 2 was the VW Bus which would be known under a variety… more»

One-Owner Project: 1964 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus

The Type 2 VW Transporter hit the scene in 1950 and is still around today in one form or another. Also known as the Kombi, Vanagon, Microbus, or just plain Bus, these vehicles had their air-cooled engines mounted in… more»

Three Owners! 1966 Volkswagen Kombi

This VW bus has stories to tell. Its first owner was a funeral home. Painted green to match the rest of the funereal livery, its chores were limited to hauling flowers. So they say. Next, it was discovered in… more»

Rusty Relic: 1972 Volkswagen Type 2

Following a mass roll-out of the Type 2 Beetle after World War II, Volkswagen introduced the Type 2 in 1950. Depending on the decade and country, the utility vehicle would go by a variety of names: Transporter, Microbus, Kombi,… more»

1964 Volkswagen 21-Window Bus Project

The Volkswagen Type 2 has several aliases, including Transporter, Kombi, Microbus, and just plain Bus. While they were popular with families and campers back in the day, the “Flower Power” children of the 1960s and 1970s were constantly seen… more»

23-Window Hippie Van! 1960 Volkswagen Type 2

The VW Type 2, aka Transporter or Microbus, was a popular van during the hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Less often seen was the 23-window edition that comprised less than 10% of production. We understand it was… more»

Custom Built 1973 Stretched Volkswagen Camper Bus!

As it sits right now, this VW bus isn’t looking quite the same as I’m sure it did nearly 50 years ago when a Boeing engineer from Seattle custom-built it in 1973, but as I strive to look beyond… more»

Chicken Bus: 1965 Volkswagen Type 2

The iconic VW bus, known officially as the Type 2, began production in 1950. And is still going strong today in its sixth generation. Back when this 1965 edition was new, it was recruited to be a delivery vehicle… more»

Vintage Camping Classic! 1966 Volkswagen Type 2

The Type 2, also known as the VW Bus and – later – the Vanagon, was a microbus that came to signify the hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s. These were versatile vehicles that could even be fitted… more»

Westfalia Camper Survivor: 1974 Volkswagen Vanagon

The Westfalia Camper was a conversion of the Volkswagen Type 2 (aka Vanagon) built in the back half of the 20th Century. Westfalia was the subcontractor that Volkswagen used for many of these transformations. This 1974 edition has an… more»

True Barn Find: 1958 Volkswagen Microbus

The Volkswagen Microbus, given the factory designation Type 2 because it was Volkswagen’s second model after the Type 1 Beetle, has a history almost as long and iconic as, well, the Volkswagen Microbus. It truly is a unique vehicle… more»

1973 Volkswagen Riviera Camper Van Survivor

Riviera Motors was a major Volkswagen distributor in Beaverton, Oregon, just miles from Portland, which was one of the main ports of entry for Volkswagen imports to the West Coast in the 1960s. During that time, Volkswagen camper vans… more»

Westy Alternative: 1975 Volkswagen Riviera Camper

When it comes to Volkswagen’s beloved Type 2 Bus, most people are familiar with the Westfalia camper vans, a conversion commissioned by VW itself. However, other coachbuilders made camper conversions for the Type 2, such as this 1975 Volkswagen… more»

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