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How many of us have owned a vintage VW?

The current Samba thread reminded me how almost all of us seem to have had at least one old air-cooled VW. So I thought I'd find out just how many.

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The current Samba thread reminded me how almost all of us seem to have had at least one old air-cooled VW. So I thought I'd find out just how many.
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I had 3, Blackie, Little Red and Old Whitey. Their engines seemed to last about 100,000 miles, then, bang, followed by silence.
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1959 and 1966 Beetles and a 1968 Bus.

The 1966 I drove across the country three times. Different world.
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My dad had several when he was a teen. My parents had one that I drove one summer when I visited out of college.

The first car that my parents purchased for me was a '65 Chevy Impala 2 dr, 350 2bbl, 4 spd. After that I mostly had a bunch of economy cars for many years.
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I have owned 9:
(Order of ownership, beginning in 1968, ending in 2016)

1) '61 Kombi
2) '65 panel camper conversion
3) '67 Beetle w/sunroof
4) '73 deluxe 7 passenger
5) '74 Super Beetle
6) '72 Squareback
7) '83 DL Vanagon
8) '67 Beetle, again with sunroof
9) '67 Deluxe walk through bus
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Only if you count a 912..........Seemed about the same....
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58 Beetle with 58 Porsche 1600 Super engine. Went like stink, stopped like ****.
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1978 VW Type 2, Champagne Edition in college
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Back when volkwwagen's were the peoples car, and you could buy runners for under 500$.

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I put a bunch of miles on my nephew 's squareback in the early 70's. It had the clutchless gear box and was the slowest car I had ever driven. We once timed it to 60 MPH. It was about twenty seconds.

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It wasn’t vintage at the time.
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'68 with the autostick transmission. That thing was a blast to drive, dirt cheap and reliable........

I regretted selling it and still do, 45 years later.

And right, It WAS NOT vintage at the time!
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My 1st car was a VW bus, came loaded with spare VW parts as well as a garage loaded with VW stuff. So guess you can blame my over active parts fetish on that. Bought it from an older gentleman who live in the neighborhood.





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Lots of beetles, one Ghia, one notchback and one bus. One beetle was a '56 oval and I put a 912 motor in it. Probably built 20 VW motors...used to be able to do it complete for less than $100 including pistons and cylinders! The good old days.

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