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|You can see just how low this fastback really|
is from this photo. The narrowed front beam
with those gorgeous polished Fuchs style
wheels look the perfect choice and suit the
cars patina'd look perfectly.
|The type 3 was produced from 1961-1973 and|
available in 3 different body styles, the fastback
the square back (variant) and the notch back.
I have to say that these T3's are probably the
least common of all air-cooled vehicles that you
see at VW shows, which is a shame really as
they are really cool classic cars.
|There is something that looks just right when|
a splitty has the safari screens open. You can
see just how low this van was from this angle.
I did like the rusty bumper with the single
yellow spot light.
|I spotted this lovely RAT looking 1954 3100|
Chevrolet step side pick parked up and just had
to get a photo. I love these old American pick
ups especially when they are lowered with OG
paint and with just a hint of patina.
|This really was a lovely looking pick up. The bright|
yellow paint actually suits the bus and the new
wooden sides of the pick up bed look cool.
|The route to main show hall was lined with various|
Volkswagens of all descriptions / years and
|One of the vehicles that lined the route to the|
main hall was this very RAT looking and very
low 1974 beetle. The super narrowed front
beam makes it look like this RAT bug hasn't
got any front wheels!...
|...while the wide banded rear wheels have a|
serious camber (you can see this is better in
the above photo) So how do you cover the
width of the wide wheels without banding the
wings? easy, simply use wing extensions.
|This is one seriously RAT beetle. That front|
end is so narrow and so low!
|The interior is in keeping with the exterior and|
very RAT looking. The lack of door cards, that
retro chain steering along with torn seats all
add to the cool RAT look on this bug.
|The Indian red colour was offered for one year |
only during production, which makes this special.
The time and effort that was put into this restoration
has certainly paid off, as this is one stunning car.
|This gorgeous unmolested car has won several|
concourse events including: 'Best Original' at the
Volkswagen show and 'Best in Show' at the VW
|Those banded steel wheels that were painted|
to match the body looked great with the chrome
domed hubcaps. The narrowed front beam helps
to make the car look lower... if that's possible!
|The current owner set about recommissioning|
her in terms of the brakes, suspension, running
gear and engine but tried to keep as much of
the original paint and interior as possible.
|This is how the SO22 was found many years|
ago. Since then this bus has had an amazing
transformation to get it back to as close as
possible to the original look / specification.
|This stunning gloss black 1959 Karmann Ghia|
was immaculate. The stock body sits so low
thanks to a 'Lime Bug' air ride suspension set up.
The interior and brakes are all original.
|The engine is a 1915cc motor with twin 44|
Webber carburettors fitted to a Rancho pro-
street gearbox. Those gorgeous Randar wheels
compliment the super straight body, just look at
those reflections in the rear wing and door.
|This stunning polar silver 1957 cal look beetle |
stood out as it sparkled under the lights of the
display hall. This gorgeous car had a narrowed
(3.5") front beam and polished Porsche
|This isn't just a show car, it has a 2276cc engine|
with twin carbs mated to a Rancho pro comp
gearbox with a custom stainless exhaust system.
This is one of the nicest looking engines I have
seen for a long time.
|This fire bus red and ivory single cab pick up|
was so clean I was scared to get near it!. I saw
this gorgeous SC at Brighton Breeze show back
in October last year and it still looked as good
as it did then.
|This SC is pretty much stock and is running a|
1600 twin port motor. The pick up was imported
from California and underwent a restoration
back in 2004, it was so well done it looks as
though the restoration was only done last week.
|This bug has the original drum brakes all round|
and the original suspension. The 1200cc engine
with a single carburettor is linked to the original
4 speed gearbox which is believed to have only
covered 22,000 miles.
|This late 1950's / early 1960's all white ragtop|
beetle was totally stunning. This is my definition
of a show car. This really was an immaculate
example of this classic car and that obviously
had some form of air ride suspension.
|The all white perfectly straight body panels looked|
fantastic against the super bright chrome of the
bumpers and those gorgeous Porsche Fuchs
|The interior was just as gorgeous as the exterior|
and it looked to nice too sit on. This early bug still
has the working semaphore indicators and that
sunroof just finishes off the cars appearance.
|You can see just how close to perfection this car|
really is in this photo. The early beetle front wings
really are a beautiful design with curves that flow
in all directions.
|This bright red 1968 beach buggy looked great|
with its old skool metal flake style paint. These
buggy's always get my attention at shows and
this one is no different.
|The interior, as with all beach buggy's is sparse|
but it looks very crisp and clean and a nice place
|A close up of the old style metal flake paint, the|
photo didn't come out very well which is a shame
as the paint looked stunning in real life.