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|My 1969 VW Microbus all washed and polished |
and parked up on Southsea Common for the
annual Beach Buggin VW show.
|I was parked up with some very nice company|
in the form of a lovely white over light blue 1967
split screen campervan.
|This really was an immaculate stock looking bus.|
It was incredibly clean and straight and that baby
blue paint looked great.
|This lovely 1964 tin top split screen looked really|
nice in its two tone paint. This was another bus
that looked to be pretty much stock, apart from
the twin roof racks.
|This was another very nice stock looking bus,|
riding at stock height. The all red rear light lenses
could indicate that this bus is a U.S. import.
|Unlike the two split screens (above) this lowered|
crew cab split screen pick up was far from stock
looking. The slammed stance, the narrowed front
beam and the general RAT look suited the old
pick up perfectly.
|The pick up had a neat 'Empi' step mounted on|
the front bumper.
|It also ad some neat hand painted sign writing|
on the cab doors.
|This old crew cab really was nice, even if you|
don't like the RAT look, you have to admit its a
lovely old pick up.
|I do like panel vans, and this early 1960's blue|
split screen van ticked all the right boxes. OK
this bus would never win 'best paint' award but
the faded blue paint just added to its character.
|The lovely faded paint could well have been the|
original paint. The lowered stance with the lack
of rear bumper and running on the original wheels
all added to its overall cool look.
|Another split screen panel van, but this old van|
has had a pop top fitted, which is an unusual
addition, but one that looks so good.
|This bus has also been lowered and the red body|
against the white roof looked great. The black
BRM wheels and the black bumpers added just
enough contrast to the red paint.
|This 1967 split screen looked as though it could|
have been used by an Ambulance service back
in the day, somewhere in the world.
|The old '67 had a very unusual tailgate as it|
appeared to hinge from the bottom, again possibly
indicating its origins...?
|This stock looking 1970 early bay was I think a|
U.S. import. I do like the look of early bay window
buses riding at stock height. I'm seeing more and
more stock height bays so maybe the look is
|This bus was very clean and straight and for sale,|
it was up for sale for £11,500 ($15,200 approx)
|This green early beetle caught my eye as it looked|
so nice. I did like the colour with matching colour
coded steel wheels. This old bug looked to be
pretty much original.
|Just trying to be artistic with the reflection in the|
lovely chrome hubcap.
|This old bug really was immaculate. The chrome |
on the old towel rail bumpers looked like new and
those small tail lights add a classic look to the
|Another early bug, this time an oval window that |
was equally as nice as the one above. The perfectly
straight body was painted in the nicest coat of jet
black paint that gave off a reflection a mile deep.
|This is what I mean.. this photo is the reflection|
in the old bugs bonnet. It was like looking into a
|The oval window and indeed the split oval bugs,|
have such a nice body shape, as this photo shows.
|This stunning blue and white 1964 split screen|
looked to be all original and it was immaculate.
You can see how perfectly straight the body is
from this photo. (if you click on the photo it will
|The diversity of VW's at this show was amazing.|
T25's, splits and bays of all ages and descriptions
always attend this great one day show.
|This bright red beetle looked really clean as it|
shone in the sunshine. I noticed that this old bug
had early lights and indicators but a later style
|On the rear it looked as though someone has|
grafted in a split oval window panel. This lovely
bug also has an early deck lid and rear tail lights.
This bug has had a lot of work, and all that hard
work has been worthwhile.
|From the back without the rear bumper this old|
bug looks tough.
|OK this 1968 ( I think) GMC Handi-Bus Custom|
wasn't a VW, but it was super cool. The '68 had
side marker lights, something the earlier models
|Being a '68 this probably had the 307 cubic inch|
V8 engine with a 2 barrel carb and a 4 speed
manual transmission with column shift. This old
bus looked fantastic and I loved it.
|This lovely looking 1969 un-restored beetle was|
a nice looking car. It appeared to be mostly original
an pretty much stock. I did like the single spot
light mounted on the front bumper.
|You can just how stock looking this lovely old|
bug really was from this photo.
|Another stock looking beetle was this gorgeous|
light blue 1964 model. I loved the look of the wheels
that were painted in the same blue body colour
with white wall tyres.
|This really was a lovely clean and straight car.|
The chrome sparkled as did the aftermarket
|This white over copper (?) coloured 1965 split|
screen was immaculate. It was also one of the
straightest buses I have seen, just look at the
reflections down the side!
|You can see just how clean and straight this old|
'65 really was from this photo. The twin roof racks
with access ladder were nice accessories.
|On top of this beetle the owner has a joke|
human and dog skeleton. I'm not sure why but
it made me smile.
|This 1970 beige type 3 fastback caught my eye|
as it looked so clean. I do like these type 3's and
when they look this nice, it's easy to see why.
|I did like the rear screen blind that is a sought|
after accessory. This old fastback really was a
lovely looking car.
|Another immaculate type 3 was this 1972 bright |
orange variant or a squareback as my many U.S
readers will know it better.This lovely car had been
lowered and sporting some cool looking wheels.
|The diversity of Volkswagens at the BeachBuggin|
show was immense. Every type of Volkswagen
you could think of... and then some more.
|This 1971 cabriolet was painted in the brightest|
green I have ever seen. This Karmann convertible
was super clean and looked amazing. I did like
the BRM wheels that complimented the black of
the convertible roof perfectly.