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|It has also had the seats recovered and a new|
headlining fitted and Z-Bed hinges fitted to the
original bench seat. The price includes the roof
rack, with a ladder and a drive away awning.
All this for the very reasonable price of £11,000
|This gorgeous gold bay was powered by a 2.4|
litre aircooled flat 6 Corvair motor with a 4 speed
gearbox from a 1960's car. For an additional cost
you could also purchase a 2.7 litre, 140 HP engine
with 4 carb's and a gearbox.
|The early bay club had a fantastic display, as|
usual at Stanford Hall. I often visit their website
for information, help and advice on everything to
do with the early bay. You can check out their site
|Although they were all early bays there was so|
much variety regarding models from Devon's to
Westfalia's from campers to pick up's.
|Some of the early bays were pristine and shiny|
and some had the RAT look, but they were all
early bays. The gold 1970 EB we saw at the start
of the blog is pictured in the middle.
|I think I must have spent more time at this display|
than any other. I got chatting to a guy with a
similar bus to mine and he was so chatty and
|The Stanford Hall show had a great diversity of|
Volkswagens, with the odd Porsche or two thrown
in for god measure.
|A buggy, a kubelwagon and a Porsche 356|
speedster all lined up together.
|I think this gorgeous 356 speedster may have|
been a kit as the car displays a 1967 registration
plate, but that doesn't matter one little bit. This
really is a lovely car that received many admiring
looks throughout the day.
|The Type 82 kubelwagen was produced from |
1940 -1945 as a light military vehicle designed
by Ferdinand Porsche and built by Volkswagen
for use by the German Army during WW2.
|This particular one looked very authentic with it's|
machine guns, bullets and German uniform with
helmet. There were so many accessories on this
car that all looked great.
|I do like beach buggies and this '69/70 based|
buggy was no exception. The black gel body
looked great with it's white pinstriping down the
sides. The bright lime green of the seats were a
perfect contrast that worked so well.
|I'm not sure what body style this buggy has but |
I did like it. The big and little wheels with the old
skool Kelly super charger tyres were a blast from
the past and very retro.
|This early split screen looked to be pretty much|
original, including the faded white over red paint.
The bodywork was showing signs of it's age, but
sometimes it's better to have original rather than
repaired or restored.
|Although the paint was faded this old bus, looked|
to be pretty solid. I'm not sure what the blue light
on the roof indicates, maybe it used to be some
sort of emergency vehicle?
|This white over light blue 1971 early bay looked|
like a nice bus. I did like the canoe on the roof
rack that, that was longer than the bus. It looked
like the owners were ready for an adventure.
|This old '71 was really clean and solid. Small|
touches like the clear indicator lenses help to
make the front end look so clean and fresh.
|The grounds at Stanford Hall, where the show is|
held is massive and everywhere you looked you
saw wall to wall Volkswagens. Here is just a
handful of some lovely classic beetles.
|Near the entrance to the show was where the |
various club displays were assembled. One club
display I wanted to see was the Wolfsburg Bus
Crew's display as I'm a member.
|This lovely 1958 LHD split screen started life as|
a Swiss Army radio communication bus but is
now a lovely well equipped camper. This old '58
is so solid it has never been welded and it had
a bare metal respray about 5 years ago.
|The bus has Porsche 944 disc brakes on all four|
corners that recently been overhauled with new
discs, seals and brake lines. The red colour is
actually Ducati anniversary red with hand painted
decals on the doors.
|The engine bay is just as clean as the rest of this|
lovely bus. The 1776cc was built by 'Terry's Beetles'
and has electronic ignition, an external oil filter
and a deep sump and genuine Webber 44 IDF
|This lovely 1991 T25 twin slider is such a cool|
looking bus. The super low stance is thanks to a
Rayvern hydraulic suspension set up but plans
are in place to tub the bus and get the ride height
|You can see just how low this bus sits already.|
This bus is not only for show, it has a 2.5 litre
Subaru engine fitted mated to a custom exhaust.