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|When the 912 was introduced it was very well|
received and soon sales outsold the previous
911 model. Due to it's low weight and low drag
this car boasted 30MPG from it's flat 4 engine.
|Inside the grounds of Bingley Hall the place|
was full of Volkswagens of all descriptions both
old and new, air-cooled and water cooled. The
diversity was immense.
|This cool RAT looking 1963 single cab split|
screen pick up looked great with it's patina
paint (and holes in the door!) I did like the
hoops over the bed and the sign written doors.
|The old pick up does look good, especially from|
this angle. I did like the all red tail light lenses,
and those custom air scoops.
|Parked up next to the single cab was this lovely|
1967 imported early bay. This bus also had the
patina paint which I think really suits the early
bays. The clear front indicator lenses are a nice
touch and suit the overall look as did the roof-
|This really was a nice straight bus as you can|
see from this photo. I did like those polished
wheels which add a touch of sparkle to this
otherwise satin finish bus
|This lovely clean and straight 1970 fastback|
caught my eye. It wasn't flash or fancy, but just
a very nice example of the type 3.
|This old fastback looked to be pretty much stock|
apart from those 4 spoke BRM wheels.
|This cabriolet / baja / volksrod, actually I'm not|
sure what you'd call this but it was up for sale
as a project for £1650 ($2010 approx). It looked
as though all the hard work had been done and
just needed finishing off.
|Looking around this unusual creation it really|
didn't need much to finish it off. This could be
a very nice unique vehicle. I'm looking forward
to seeing it completed in the near future.
|This primered 1972 late bay, was being sold as an |
unfinished project. All the underside welding had
been completed and it had a complete new
braking system throughout including new drums,
shoes, and all pipework.
|The windscreen and windscreen seal had also |
been replaced after repairing the top lip of the
front panel. The bus had a full width rock and roll
bed so it's ready for camping. This bus could be
yours for £10,500 ($13,000 approx)
|Another red bus for sale was this 1971 single |
cab pick up. This pick up was virtually all stock
including the body, the engine and the interior.
|This really solid looking sought after bus was |
up for grabs for the price of £11,000
|The bed of this pickup looked super solid and |
had been treated to a coat of red oxide primer.
|Yet another red bus for sale this 1970 microbus.|
This bus was imported from Colorado and looks
as though it still has the original paint. This bus
had a standard 1600cc engine, and the body was
really solid. This bus had a current M.O.T.
|This bus has a 1600cc twin port motor with twin|
Solex 34 pict carbs and a Vintage Speed exhaust.
It also has T2D adjustable spring plates and a
adjustable beam with CSP front disc brakes.
|The interior has a professionally built birch ply|
camping interior including an oven and 2 ring
|This 1958 coral red beetle was another vehicle|
for sale The original paint had subtle signs of
patina and the narrowed beam with drop spindles
give the car a low narrow look.
|The car is still has 6 volt electrics with working|
semaphores. The motor is a 1200cc unit and
the wheels are Porsche Fuchs. This car was
for sale for £8,500 ($10,500 approx)
|Whilst queueing for a burger and a cup of tea|
I spotted this pair of buses parked close by, so
after I had finished my breakfast I decided to
go and have a better look.
|The first one is the RAT looking early 1960's|
split screen. This bus has been lowered and
had a narrowed front beam. The paint was a
kind of patina which gave this bus it's RAT look.
I did like the twin roof racks that must be handy.
|The RAT look is still big here in the U.K. at the|
moment and it's easy to see why.
|The second of the buses was in complete|
contrast to the split, This 1972 crossover bay
was finished to a very high standard with it's
gloss white body and black roof.
|This was a lovely straight bus as you can see|
in this photo. I did like the combination of black
wheels and chrome bumpers.
|This gorgeous 1969 Dormoblie caught my eye|
as it looks to be Velvet Green, the same colour
as my 1969 microbus. This really was a nice
bus that had a pretty much stock interior.
|This old Dormy really was in good condition|
and was very straight. I did like the colour
coded roof canvas and the small 2 bow roof
|Parked alongside the main hall were about 7 |
beetle's that all been lowered, including this
white 1967 bug. It made for a great display
as you can see.
|I'm guessing this and probably all the others|
had some sort of air suspension to enable them
to sit so low.
|Just a couple more of the extremely low beetles|
|This lowered red 1969 bug looked good with|
it's lovely shiny paint and the contrasting white
banded steel wheels. I do like to see a lowered
bug with nerf bars instead of original bumpers.
|Time to try and get a bit arty with this shot of|
the reflection in the beetle's shiny chrome hub
|From inside the grounds of Bingley Hall and|
the DubFreeze show looking over to the packed
overflow day visitor car park. The overflow car
park is a cool place to see some fantastic vehicles
that are well worth photographing.
|This stunning black Porsche 356 replica looked|
fantastic. I'm assuming it's a replica because it
had a 1971 / 72 registration plate and the 356's
were only produced from 1948 - 1965. Replica
or not, this was one seriously cool looking car.
|The perfectly straight body gives off an almost|
perfect reflection and the tan coloured hood
compliments the gloss black paint. This really
is a gorgeous car.
|This pair of beach buggies caught my eye as it|
was February and still very cold so driving these
to the show must have been bracing to say the
least... you need to be a hardy person to own
a buggy in the U.K.
|The first one was this great looking beast. I|
don't know who manufactured the cool body,
but I did like it's unusual shape and the way
those headlights seem to be sunken into the
|The body was covered in skull murals, I'm not |
sure if this was a body wrap or maybe some
incredible air brush work (??) but whatever it
was, it looked super cool.
|The high body line at the rear exposed more|
of the rear suspension / engine than on other
body styles, but I liked it.