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|To kick this week's blog off we have this lovely|
slammed 1971 Type 3 Squareback. This car really
stood out with it's bright red and white paint and
the matching steel wheels.
|This gorgeous car was pretty much stock apart|
from the the suspension which has been lowered
by using French Slammer suspension products.
I did like that cool air conditioning unit that was
clipped onto the passenger door.
|The bus runs on 17"chrome BBS wheels and|
it also has a unique 4 way air ride suspension
system that allows each wheel to be lifted clear
of the arches independently. The motor is a
1641 cc unit with twin Kadron carbs.
|A little bit of humor on the inside of the engine|
|This 1971 Mel Hubbard Sidewinder beach buggy |
looked great with its hard top roof. This buggy
also has a 14" Manx style windscreen and a
lifting louvred bonnet.
|This really was a cool looking buggy, I did like|
10" x 15" centerline wheels that were fixed to
a type 3 independent rear suspension set up.
|Power comes from a 1914cc motor with an|
Engle 120 cam and twin Dellorto carbs and a
|The suspension and brakes are pretty much|
stock, although the front has been slightly lowered.
The motor is a rebuilt 1600cc twin port unit with
powder coated tinware.
|I did like the banded rear wheels and the big|
tyres that fill the rear arches perfectly.
|This slammed 1966 beetle looked amazing in|
it's Turkis (L380) paint. The low stance is achieved
with the help of a Lime Bug deluxe air ride kit and
a 4" narrowed Jawbreaker front beam.
|Those 5" x 15" SSP repo rims looked great as|
did those rear pop out windows. The car had
the stock 1300cc engine and suspension.
|This gorgeous white stock looking 1960 beetle|
caught my eye as it was immaculate. The body
was pretty much stock and finished to top quality
standard. This bug has disc brakes on the front
and the original drums on the rear.
|To sit this low this car rides on air suspension|
that allows the body to virtually sit on the ground
when parked up. The lovely brown fabric on the
Paris roof looked amazing against the body
|The engine in this lovely bug is a 1776cc unit with |
an external oil filter and twin oil coolers.
|The restored seats and door cards have been |
re trimmed in the most gorgeous cream leather
and looked great.
|A sneaky picture taken through the open Paris|
sunroof, well it would have been rude not to have
taken a photo showing the gorgeous interior.
|The cargo floor has a fantastic 'Scrabble' board|
under a perspex cover that looked great.
|The interior had custom made oak units, and|
reupholstered cloth seats. It also has a propex
heating system that is piped into the original
|The power for this bus comes from a 2007cc|
motor with an aluminium case, Scat C25 cam
and twin Webber 40 ICT carbs. I did like that
Creative Engineering opening rear screen.
|This very unusual 1970 hearse is actually a |
factory built conversion. The bus is pretty much
stock and as it was when it left the factory. (apart
from the custom wheels)
|The gorgeous black bodywork was perfectly|
straight. The extended rear body and those big
side / rear windows make this look so different
from a normal early bay.
|The body work was almost perfectly straight as|
the reflection in that gorgeous black paint shows.
|As I walked outside to the outdoor displays this|
is the sight that greeted me. Hundreds of cool
Volkswagens of all descriptions.
|The first car I headed for was this early '60's (?)|
beetle. I did like the fender skirts on this old bug
that give it a really cool look. This old bug also
had the original semaphore indicators.
|This lovely bug was low, I'm assuming it rides on|
some sort of air suspension..? I did like the Fuchs
style wheels and the narrowed front beam.
|Another lovely early bug in an off white colour,|
this bug had also been lowered and those shiny
chrome 5 spoke wheels suited the car perfectly.
|The cars on display outside the main halls were|
just as clean as the show cars inside and this
car proves the point. I did like the unique rear
light lenses that appear to have a small round
reflector in them.
|This black early beetle was perfectly straight|
as the reflection shows. The chrome Empi 5
spoke wheels compliment the black paint
|This old bug really was so straight and clean. I|
liked the chrome towel rail bumpers and that
gorgeous Paris sunroof.
|From one extreme to another, but equally as nice|
was this very RAT looking early split window rag
top beetle. This bug has been seriously lowered
and had the most amazing patina paint.
|The patina covered most of the body, and a few|
of the body panels were dented and bent, but
this old bug still looked gorgeous.
|Looking through the split window on this early|
|I did like the old vintage 'stop' light mounted to|
the rear bumper. Notice how beat up the body
is but how clean the engine is!
|This really was a nice looking car. The lowered|
stance and those Porsche rims looked great.
|This super low early bay looked amazing sitting|
so low. I'm sure this bus was lowered by a 'Evil
Ben's, a company that specialise in modifications
to your vehicle. Their moto is: Whatever your
imagination can dream up, we can build it' !.
|This bus stood out not only because of the ride|
height but also because of the the colour scheme.
I loved the big gold strip down the side and the
matching colour belt trim.
|This stunning turquoise type 3 notchback looked|
fantastic in that gorgeous colour. The lowered
stance, with the narrowed front beam and those
Fuchs style wheels helped this car stand out.
|I did like the old skool fender skirts that give the|
car a cool retro look. The chrome work, which
was like new complimented the body colour
|You can see just how straight and clean this old|
cabriolet really is in this photo. The Fuchs style
wheels looked great tucked so far up into the
|These early beetles are so pretty with the flowing|
|Again we go from one extreme to another in the|
form of the very low 1973 RAT look beetle.
|How low is this bug ! Those banded steel wheels|
looked great and suited the overall look of this
|Another RAT looking vehicle and of the same|
vintage as the beetle (above) was this lovely old
slammed panel van. The ratty body looked good
as did the faded sign writing / stripes.
|For such a RAT looking van, the bodywork was|
actually quite straight and solid looking. The front
wheels looked great tucked right under the cab.