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|My mate 'Derik' came along in his awesome|
RAT look 1970 early bay. This bus has a very
nice 2054cc motor.
|Derik's bus also has a hand painted 'Flat Four'|
logo on the doors and tailgate. 'Flat Four' are
the people to go for quality custom clothing. If you
don't believe me check out their web page here:
|I loved the paint scheme on this 1964 black and|
turquoise Karmann Ghia.
|Two early sixties bugs, but so different in looks.|
|The late 1950's / early 60's silver bug looked|
sleek in its all silver paint. The chrome head light
peaks and the KOSH style horn grilles added to
the overall smooth look.
|This bright red 1965 bug had the U.S style front|
bumper and the Porsche head light grilles which
gave this bug a completely different look.
|If you like the patina look, then you'll love this |
early split screen panel van. The whole body was
covered in a surface rust.
|The winter sun sits low in the sky and makes|
taking photos tricky... that's my excuse for this
poor quality photo !
|Another vehicle with the patina look was this|
slammed early split oval bug. The body had just
the right amount of patina and that super narrow
front beam added to its cool look.
|I haven't learnt about taking photos facing the|
sun... anyway you can just about make out how
narrow that front beam was from this angle.
|This blue oval window bug also had just the|
right amount of patina, but it also had some shiny
paint.. look at that reflection in the door! This
bug had also been slammed in the weeds and
also had a super narrow front beam.
|You can see just how low this oval window was|
from this photo.
|The leisure centre car park was crammed full|
of air cooled vehicles of all descriptions.
|This 1966 beetle looked cool with its lowered|
stance and those chrome wheels with the domed
|A great assortment of both air cooled and water|
cooled Volkswagens in the swapmeet car park.
|The car park does get busy and it's normally a|
case of park wherever you can. The guys were
parked up on the exit road.
|This oval window body shell was for sale, it was|
pretty rough and needed a lot of TLC, but if you
had the time and the know how, this could have
been a good project.
|The main body seemed to be good enough, I|
didn't find out how much this was up for sale for
but I assume it was priced to sell.
|You really do have to park wherever you can and|
this slammed KG has done just that! I wouldn't
have thought anyone would mind though as this
is one seriously cool car.
|An unmolested KG still with its original paint.|
|Going from an original KG to this amazing fully|
custom 1971 wild blueberry candy pearl painted
beetle. This car was a feature car at Volksworld
|Again apologies for the poor quality photos, but|
this bug had suicide doors with hidden openers,
and a sideways opening deck lid.
|The front hinged bonnet was unusual but looked|
good. The car is powered by a type 3 1679cc
motor. This bug was up for sale for £4995.
| A stunning KG cabriolet parked up at the Slough|
Swapmeet. I have only just realised that this
lovely cabriolet is parked next to the WBC club
|The gorgeous white cabriolet was parked in|
front of Joe's immaculate 1971 microbus and
behind Luke's 1975 baby blue and white bus.
|The Swap meet car park is more like a VW show|
with top quality air cooled and water cooled cars
and buses everywhere.
|Yes please!! This immaculate 1989 light grey|
Doka was gorgeous. The light grey of the body
against the black trim looked fantastic.
|You can see just how clean and straight this|
Doka really is from this photo. I did like the chrome
roll bar and grab handles down the sides.
|This beautiful Type 14A (Hebmuller) is quite rare|
as only around 700 being produced from 1949 -
1953. They were actually built by Hebmuller and
Sohn for Volkswagen.
|The Type 14A was basically a type1 beetle, using|
the same floor pan, brakes and engine.
|The main difference is that on a 'Heb' the deck|
lid and truck were of similar size as can be seen
|You can spot a Hebmuller from a mile away with|
that gorgeous rear end.
|The owner is part of the Hebmuller Registry that|
has 157 registered type 12A's.
|You can see the beetle heritage from inside the|
|A bit more modern was this lovely type 3 fast-|
back. The type 3 came in 3 variants, including
the square back, and the notchback.
|I do like the type 3's, (which were produced from|
1961 - 1973) especially when they are this clean.
|This lovely 1964 beetle has appeared many times|
of my blog, and it's easy to see why. This really
is a lovely car.
|This slammed 1966 dark green beetle was|
gorgeous. This car had so much detailing from
the lowered stance to those beautiful wheels.
|The body was perfectly straight and the paint|
had been applied flawlessly. The chrome Porsche
headlight grilles and the chrome bumpers were
in contrast with the green colour and looked great.
|This 1967 lowered bug caught my eye, not only|
because of the Jack Daniels logo on the doors,
but also because of the slammed stance, that
narrow front end and the colour.
|The owner of this fantastic looking 1969 beach|
buggy should have received some sort of award
for coming along to the swapmeet in a buggy in
November where the temperature hovered around
freezing all day.
|This was a really cool looking buggy. I'm not sure|
what type of body shell this has but I did like it.
|This lovely high riding T25 syncro left early so I |
just had to get another photo of it. I really do have
a liking for these syncro's.
|The variety of quality air cooled vehicles at the|
swapmeet was immense.
|Just me trying to be artistic...!|
|If you like your vehicles with patina then you'll|
love this oval window.
|This really was a lovely looking car. The patina|
was across the whole roof and on the wing tops
and looked great, as did those original wheel
trims and the white wall tyres.
|The variety of air cooled vehicles parked up at|
the swap meet was amazing.
|An awesome sight leaving the leisure centre car|
|I took this cheeky photo of Matthew as we sat at|
some traffic lights.