The baja/safari thing has gotten so big that even OEMs are picking up on the thread — Porsche had some brand new Baja styled 911 Dakar, which had some impressive and meaty 19/20inch wheels/tire combo sitting under raised wheel arches. With only 2500 examples being planned and a monstrous price tag, don’t expect one in […]
What has….a diesel engine, manual gearbox, UNIMOG off-road chassis, and seating for 22 people? If you said “my dream vehicle,” then this next feature might just make your day. But for the rest of us who don’t have storage for a giant vehicle that leaks as much oil as it burns, this is mostly a curiosity. Find this 1972 Mercedes-Benz O309D Omnibus offered for $12,000 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.
The conversation must have gone something like this; Dude, let’s travel around the country living in this bus. Yeah, but what this bus needs is a Volkswagen Bus mounted on the roof. Dude..that is a great idea, but what if it had two buses mounted on the top? Sick. Do you think the taco shop is still open, I’m starving. The end result of many hours of fabrication and crane work is this next thing. Find this 1982 BlueBird Bus offered for $12,000 in Germantown, WI via fakebrace merkur4tiplace. Tip from Matt.
This next car…errr..bus..comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: You don’t see these too often anymore. Volkswagens from this era seemed particularly prone to catching the rust bug. When you do see one, it is either in a Woodstock documentary or Jay Leno’s car collection. This appears to be a somewhat complete collection of […]
This next vehicle has all thing thing necessary to make an great story — diesel engine, Allison transmission, Cummins engine, 174″ wheelbase…and a stack of library books. Upon further inspection, it isn’t clear if the books come with the vehicle, but is currently has a collection of literature from the Adams Memorial Library in Latrobe, […]
The VW Bus wasn’t a huge vehicle, but it certainly wouldn’t have qualified for Japan’s Kei car laws…but that didn’t stop this next customizer from building what should have been a factory thing. Find this 1992 Suzuki Every offered for $8495 in Atlanta via Seattle Craigslist. Tip from Rock On! From the seller: For sale is […]
The original Volkswagen Beetle “People’s Car” aircooled rear-drive platform was adapted over the years to just about every possible kind of vehicle, from the people hauling Bus/Van to the off-road ready Thing…but I don’t believe VW ever built a semi-truck version. Thankfully, we have hilly billies with welders to fix that mistake. Find this 1959 Volkswagen […]
Something must be in the water, because it isn’t often that you’ll find a vintage Volkswagen camper for a decent price, It wasn’t that long ago that the VW Type 2 was the vehicle of choice for hippies, derelicts, and communists because they were almost free, but finding one for $7,500 is a good deal […]
The shorty bus thing has been done…a few times. Overdone? Maybe…but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get smiles and thumbs up where ever you go. Find this 1965 Volkswagen Type 2 Shorty Bus offered for $14,500 near Washington D.C. Tip from SeanT. The Volkswagen Bus is one of those approachable cars — expect to […]
The lady who runs rules my household has been watching those terrible Hallmark romantic Christmas movies non-stop — you know, the ones where the ever-so-not-attractive female lead meets the handsome-but-aged male lead who is mean to her at the beginning, but then she falls in love once she hears his sad story and nobody gets […]