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|This stunning black over deep red 23 window|
deluxe split screen bus was parked up just inside
the venue. I couldn't find out much about this lovely
bus, but suffice to say it was gorgeous.
|I did like the overall look of this deluxe bus, the|
black paint on top of the red worked well as did
the lowered stance and the Fuchs style wheels.
|This lovely T3 has stock brakes on all four corners, |
which have just been re-drilled for the Porsche
wheel stud pattern. The engine is a 2332 cc unit
with a Bosch 009 dizzy and a Engle 130 cam.
|This display looked fantastic with a Yellow 1973 |
Karmann Ghia sport, which had been lowered and
with 5" x 15" SSP replica sprint stars wheels. The
other car on this display was an orange 1976 SP2
which was as clean as it was when it left the factory.
|The lovely '73 Ghia's interior is pretty much stock |
but the seat centre panels and door cards have
been re-trimmed with herringbone wool. The car
has stock brakes and stock 1600 cc engine.
|The lovely one off hand built interior looked great.|
Features include; custom dashboard with digital
clocks, carbon fibre front seats covered in white
nappa leather, and a one piece limo style rear seat.
|Just look at the reflection in that gorgeous paint.|
I did like the custom speaker pods which I bet
create a great sound.
|The highly detailed engine is a 1776 cc unit with|
Mahle forged pistons and twin Dellorto carbs.
This bus also has the bonus of a 50BHP shot
of Nitrous Oxide!
|The floor of the show halls provide an excellent|
reflection in the paint of the exhibition vehicles.
|Another car just inside the venue was 1971|
strip / street beetle named 'Miss White'. This car
belongs to a mate of mine called Jonny Marriage.
|If you want to find out more about Jonny's street /|
strip beetle check out the facebook page:
|This stunning 1955 Karmann Cabriolet has been|
restored to as close to original spec as possible.
Almost everything is stock on this gorgeous rag top.
|The stock 15" wheels have been restored to an|
amazingly high standard and painted in the same
black colour as the body, and have Firestone
white wall tyres fitted.
|The original 30 BHP engine has been rebuilt|
and the brakes and suspension are also stock.
|The lovely interior has also had the restoration|
treatment and re-upholstered in the original
style in red leatherette.
|This lowered type 34 Karmann Ghia or Razor|
Edge as it's commonly known looked amazing in
it's olive green / gold colour body with the black
roof. Apart from being lowered this Type 34
is totally stock.
|The car sits so low thanks to 3" narrowed dog-|
back adjustable type 1 link / pin style beam. The
4.5" & 5.5" chromed Fuchs replica wheels were
the perfect choice to compliment the paint. This
car had the original 1600 cc twin port motor and
|The attention to detail was amazing, under the|
bonnet was finished to a show standard as was
the rest of the car. The engine is a 1641 cc unit
with twin Riechert carbs with a modified CSP
Porsche 356 exhaust.
|This bug sits nice and low and looks great with|
that original paint and the nice shiny wheels.
|This lovely 1967 Type 3 Notchback belonged to|
one of the many European exhibitors at the show.
This stunning car came over from Belgium.
|Finished in Pearl White, this old Notchback has|
the original brakes, suspension and interior, and
it even has the original 54 BHP engine with twin
Solex downdraught carbs.
|Another white type 3 Notchback but this time in|
brilliant white with a black roof. I didn't find out a
lot about this gorgeous car but I do know it was
|The chrome bumpers looked amazing under the|
show hall lights and the attention to detail was
incredible. I did like the all red tail light lenses.
|Each of the 3 exhibition show halls had fantastic |
displays and no matter what type of Volkswagen
you're into, you'll find it at this great show.
|Some of the exhibitors were very creative with|
their display stands and this pair made theirs
to look like a camping scene.
|The owner of this 1966 white split screen had|
so many accessories and props on his display
and it looked fantastic. This U.S imported bus
is a rare Bowman and Sons conversion. The
Californian based automaker converted these
buses from 1962 -1969.
|This bus still has the original Bowman and Sons|
interior compromising of; camping fridge, table
and king size bed. Bowman made around 1500
conversions and this bus is number 1265.
|The bus was stored from 1974 - 2008 but it's|
so nice to see it on display. The bus also has 6
pop out windows and all the original U.S spec
|This one started life as a 1959 split screen bus|
and at some point in the late 1970's someone
decided they wanted a Phoenix. They could have
used a bay window, but back then bay's were more
expensive than the old split screen buses.
|The gull wing doors reveal the 1970's interior of|
shag pile carpet brushed draylon. I did like the
cool steering wheel ( which you can't really see
in this photo) and the custom dash board.
|The rear end looks like some sort of lunar vehicle|
from the space race back in the day.
|The interior was surprisingly spacious with those|
fold down side panels. The interior looked as
though it was still the original 1970's materials.
|This particular Phoenix was found in a trailer park|
in Arizona in 2015 which I'm sure can get quite
hot, and those very small slide back windows
are not going to let much cool air into the bus
on those hot sunny days.
|The stunning interior has been finished in a|
bespoke tan leather with a Les Leston wood rim
steering wheel and has a Gene Berg locking
|The motor (which was incredibly clean) was a|
2276 CC unit with amongst other things has an
Engle 120 cam and lightened flywheel with twin
Webber 44 DCNF carbs.
|The brakes on this beauty are stock and the hubs|
have been drilled to fit the Porsche stud pattern
for the Fuchs replica wheels.
|'Just Kampers' had their gorgeous type 147|
Kleinlieferwagen, or Fridolin as it's normally
called. For a company that supplies parts and
accessories for Volkswagens, this was as you
would expect simply stunning.