Volkswagen Barn Finds

Patina Build: 1960 VW Single Cab

A recent trend is to take a vintage VW Type 2 that’s already sporting some honest wear and tear, then apply some faded graphics indicating it was a parts runner for a dealer or a former track support vehicle…. more»

Weekend Project? 1970 Volkswagen Beetle

When it comes to weekend projects, everyone has a different opinion as to what’s possible. The seller of this 1970 Volkswagen Beetle convertible, equipped with the rare Autostick transmission, believes the flaws are minimal enough that you can press… more»

German Junkyard Rescue: 1952 VW Beetle

I’m sure many of us think longingly about being able to visit a junkyard from the heyday of when our preferred era of vehicles were reaching their useful end. For one VW enthusiast stationed in Germany in the 1970s,… more»

Movie Car: VW Squareback from “Witness”

Lately, I’ve been on a Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones movie binge. These guys actually put together some of the better action films of the 90s, despite many of them fading into relative obscurity. If you want a… more»

Oval Window Project: 1956 Volkswagen Beetle

When I was a young man, if you had told me that Volkswagens from the 1950s and 1960s would one day be fetching 5-figure prices, I would have laughed my head off. Then I would have backed away from… more»

24 Hour Sale: 1965 Volkswagen Bus

Offered for a mere 24 hours, this Volkswagen bus will be sold one way or another. Parked 18 years ago due to the transmission being stuck in second gear, this Bus looks to be in fair shape and is… more»

71k Genuine Miles: 1971 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Cabriolet

With one owner during its entire life, this 1971 Karmann-Ghia Cabriolet looks like a car that has been the recipient of careful ownership. That original owner has now decided that after 48-years, the time has come to part with… more»

California Survivor: 1985 VW GTI

In the back of my head, I’ve been keeping an eye out for a second- or third-generation Volkswagen GTI. Similar to my junkyard find Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth, I wanted one in my youth and now feel the pangs… more»

Herbie Tribute: 1977 Volkswagen Beetle

Classic automobile fans see “tribute” or “clone” cars all the time – some good, some not-so-good. This particular one is, in my opinion, one of the better ones, and it’s up for grabs here on eBay out of Sarasota,… more»

Rarely Restored: 1974 Bradley GT MK1

I’ve always quietly admired VW-based kit cars like the Bradley GT, but my respect for them was rocked when I saw one in person locally: tiny, feeble, and hardly anything I’d call sporting, I felt like I’d been lied… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1977 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Cosmetically, things really didn’t change much for the VW Beetle Convertible over the 30 or so year run. Sure, they changed things like the bumpers, but the real changes took place in the interior and the engine bay. While… more»

Unrestored Survivor: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle

While a number of cars, including the Toyota Corolla, have sold in greater overall numbers than the Volkswagen Beetle, the Beetle remains the daddy of them all. With over 21,500,000 cars built during its 65-year production run, it holds… more»

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Clean Caddy: 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup

I keep coming back to potentially needing a MK1 or MK2 Volkswagen in my life. Really, I need to own something powered by the DOHC 16V engine that lived under the hood of Sciroccos and GTIs, but the diesel-powered… more»

Massive VW Stash: The Volkyland Collection

A huge collection of air-cooled Volkswagens has gone up for sale in Puerto Rico, representing one individual’s fascination with virtually every kind of vintage VW ever made. The seller has partnered with a U.S.-based expert on antique Volkswagens to… more»

Original Paint Samba: 21-Window VW Bus

I actually spent this morning crawling around a Bay Window Westfalia, hoping to figure out how to remove the sink and storagr cubbies inside. I was not successful, but it looked about the same inside as this 21-window Bus… more»