Volkswagen Barn Finds

Ragtop Oval: 1955 Volkswagen Beetle

Since the listing says nothing about a repaint, I have to believe this is at least a partially original oval window Volkswagen Beetle. It looks too good to be true, but given bidding is over $15K with several days… more»

Farm Find Single Cab: 1957 Volkswagen Pickup

While I undoubtedly adore my 1981 Toyota HiAce project, I secretly wish it was one of the super rare pickup bodies. I know, I know – what’s the fun in that since you can only bring one or two… more»

Jeff in the Junkyard: Ray Shook’s Garage

Whenever I make a trip to Georgia either for work or to visit my in-laws, I always try to find another salvage yard to visit beyond the one I’m helping to clear out as a Barn Finds Exclusive. This time, I… more»

Army Green: 1974 VW Thing

When it comes to Volkswagen’s Thing, I really prefer that it look somewhat weather-beaten and tired on the outside. A restored Thing just misses the point, in my opinion, as these vehicles were designed to be left outside and… more»

Argentinian 21 Window: 1965 VW Bus

This 1965 Volkswagen Bus is one of the more desirable project vehicles out there right now, as folks still seem to be prone to spending crazy money on 21-window Type 2s. This one was imported to the U.S. from… more»

JDM Oval Window: 1956 Volkswagen Beetle

When we think of “JDM” vehicles – shorthand for Japanese Domestic Market – we tend to envision Skylines, Integras, and other vehicles that are often illegally imported. This 1956 Volkswagen Beetle – believe it or not, your children probably… more»

1987 VW Scirocco 16-Valve For Just $1,000!

We just recently posted about a Volkswagen Scirocco project listed on eBay, and now I have yet another distraction staring me in the face of the two-door water-cooled variety: a 16-valve Scirocco listed for a paltry $1K and close… more»

BF Success Story: Howell Craft VW Dune Buggy

As some of you likely know, I am helping to clear out a large collection of salvage and project vehicles from a private owner. You can read more about the collection here in Part I; here in Part II; and the latest… more»

El Beetle: Custom 1962 VW Beetle Pickup

Like the El Camino, this Beetle combines a fun-loving front half with hindquarters that can handle your dirty work. OK – your dirty work would have to be limited to picking up some potted plants, but it will easily… more»

Oklahoma Barn Find: 1969 VW Single Cab

This 1969 VW Single Cab pickup has inspired me to address a slight tweak to my 1981 Toyota HiAce project I’ve been meaning to tackle. I have a set of original steel wheels with OEM hubcaps that would look… more»

Easy Restoration: 1984 Volkswagen Scirocco

I spent yesterday afternoon in an old junkyard favorite of mine, a facility that often grabs interesting complete cars that are listed for sale before going into the yard. Next to the building was a 1991 VW Corrado, a… more»

Nice And No Reserve: 1986 Volkswagen Golf

We normally only get excited about VW Golfs when they have GTI badges on them. This plain-jane five-door caught our attention though for the simple fact that most of these have been driven into the ground. This particular example… more»

Follow Up Find: 1957 Volkswagen Oval Window

After a 30 year hiatus in the desert, the current seller purchased this Oval window bug from the original owner. With a marvelous character, this Beetle is well weathered and is almost a driver. Barn Finds last featured this… more»

Bullet Nose! 1960 VW Single Cab

While Type 2s are generally sought after in any form, the rare variants tend to command even more interest. Take this single cab truck with the earlier-style bullet nose and smaller rear turn signals: while we see plenty of… more»

Angry Rabbit: 1982 Volkswagen With 401 HP!

With the MK1 Rabbit, Volkswagen adapted to a rapidly changing compact vehicle market – after all, the MK1 was the successor to the original Volkswagen Beetle. The model remains a staple in Volkswagen’s history due to its delightful styling,… more»

Rare Dubs: 1980 Volkswagen Dasher

Known as the Passat (B1) in Europe, Volkswagen Dashers were sold here in the States from 1974-1981.  This well-preserved example is located in Rancho Santa Margarita, California and is available for sale here on Craigslist at the asking price… more»