Volkswagen

Kit Car Pickup: 1971 Kellison Sandpiper

In the 1970s, there was a flurry of activity in the kit car business, many of which were intended to be VW-based dune buggies. Along with Bruce Meyers, Jim Kellison was one of the more prolific of the players,… more»

Fjord Blue Barn Find: 1959 Volkswagen Beetle

When you come across a car in original, undisturbed condition, it’s fairly magical. Just knowing you’re the first one to discover a vehicle that has been forgotten about for decades, it almost ceases to matter what kind of car… more»

AutoStick Transmission: 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle

With competition finally coming from U.S.-built subcompacts. Volkswagen kept working to improve its bread-n-butter car, the Type 1 Beetle. In 1968, they introduced AutoStick, a manual transmission with an automatic clutch. And in 1971, they brought out the Super… more»

4-Seat Dune Buggy! 1967 Volkswagen Berry Mini-T

Built by Berry Plasti-Glass Works in the late 1960s, the Mini-T was a kit car modeled after the Ford Model T. Based on a ‘67 VW Beetle platform, this edition is especially interesting and rare as it’s a 4-seater… more»

OEM Upgrades: 1979 Volkswagen Scirocco Hot Rod

When it comes to creating stunning OEM+ builds, the Volkswagen/Audi enthusiast circles put out some of the best work I’ve seen with rampant parts bid raiding to create a better product than the factory intended. It helps that the… 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»

Convertible Collection: 1970s Volkswagen Beetles

The VW Type 1 (aka Beetle) may be the most produced automobile ever at 21.5 million copies. That’s 50% more than the Ford Model T of the early 20th Century. The first production “Bug” was built in 1949 and… more»

Barn Find Bounty: 1963 Sunbeam and More!

A host of cars from Europe and America recently rolled out of a southern California barn into the harsh sunlight for the first time in a long while. This 1963 Sunbeam Alpine headlines the inventory here on Craigslist, where… more»

Barn Bug Update: 1962 Volkswagen Beetle

We featured this 1962 Beetle over 10 years ago. It was a dusty project back then but it has since been transformed into the sweet ride you see before you! Mike C reached out to report that the barn… more»

Preserved Patina: 1960 Volkswagen Transporter Single Cab

The Volkswagen Type 2 T1 Transporter was one of the most successful vehicles in history – and not just by its sales numbers of over 1.9 million from 1949 through 1967. The T1 came in some thirty different body… more»

Mini Muscle! 1976 VW Camaro Z/28

Kit cars and replicas are no strangers to the pages of Barn Finds, but if you ask me, this one sort of falls in between the two.  Some of you may have seen products from the KAR Manufacturing Company… more»

Field Find: 1973 Volkswagen Bus

During the height of the Volkswagen van craze in the late 2010s, it wasn’t uncommon to see some nice examples bring six figures at auction. Prices have dropped off since then, but their popularity hasn’t waned. This one is… more»

Estate Find: 1971 Bradley GT Kit Car

Kit cars have been around for a really long time, with a few of the earliest examples dating back to around the turn of the twentieth century.  But it seems like the interest sort of skyrocketed in the fifties… more»

Famous Designer Buggy: Mantaray II Kyote

I’m sure some of you recognize the name Dean Jeffries as a famous automobile customizer of the 1960s through the 2000s. In addition to producing one-offs, such as the Mantaray, the Monkeemobile, and the Green Hornet, Jeffries also designed… more»

Kit Car Clean-Out: Air Cooled Collection

The thought of relocation when you own a batch of project cars is a daunting one. The seller of a batch of Volkswagen-derived kit cars is heading south to Georgia but has a stash of cars, parts, and lifts… more»

Lindberg Replica – 1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster

The elegant Auburn 852 Boattail Speedster draws crowds everywhere, and draws flies into the gaping jaws of onlookers, the latter struck motionless by the its flowing nautically-inspired body. This Lindberg replica 1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster in Lutz, Florida, strikes… more»