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  • lord
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    i had a 69 beetle but quite fancy a variant , whats yours ?

    hooja
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    I’m with you on a variant,or a notch, although a very early bay would do!

    Karman Ghia.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    It’s got to be the stereotypical 21 window Samba Splity. With safari windows. When I win the lottery……..

    vdubber67
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    67 Sparkafer Beetle. Had one. Sold it. Regretted it.

    yunki
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    I’m no connoisseur but I can’t argue with you on the variant..

    I like these too..

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Love one of these but a little scarce..

    piffpaffpoff
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    Karmann Ghia, deffo. Or a 1303 Beetle, purely from a nostalgia point of view – my first car. (RIP)

    I remember my Uncle and Auntie coming to visit in their green variant when I was about 4 and I was utterly baffled at them bringing their shopping & luggage out of the engine. I worked it out eventually….

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    The ’72 Bay Devon Devonette bus I had to sell 10 years ago because I just couldn’t afford to keep it. Regret it massivly and was teary when it was taken away.
    Other than that I’m another vote for a nice lowered squareback on Fuchs wheels with just a little bit of chrome on og paint.

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    I always liked my wife’s one for the subtle colour scheme;

    CountZero
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    Ooooo! A Schwimmwagen! Fabulous things. I’d love a Karmen Ghia, beautiful cars.

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    That Schwimmwagen is indeed very cool! I would also love a mint Karman Ghia too!

    My first car. A 1972 marathon beetle.

    Not my picture but my motor was identical.

    ericemel
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    I wouldn’t sniff at a 23 window barn door

    But does this count?

    meehaja
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    Fastback or ghia for me…though if anyone loves orange aircooled t3 panel vans, let me, I’ll do a good price…

    fishcake
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    Type 3 Razor Edge

    tang
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    We had a surf green split screen devon that I loved(which is now a chicken coup on hertfordshire somewhere)and a varient when I was a kid. I hated the varient because it wasn’t a ford cortina and always broke down outdide school. My beautiful drama teacher had a karrman ghia and took me and my best mate away for a (memorable) weekend in it ….

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Very cool Fishcake, beautiful, and the little black Porsche…

    Premier Icon Steelsreal
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    always fancied a frid, came close once but didn’t buy it, wish i had…

    fishcake
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    Love the T2D TV Bus Too

    mcmoonter
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    412 Variant.

    My aunt had one. Her son projectile vomited towards the windscreen and heater vents. Whenever the blower was switched on you got a waft of puke. That aside it was a brilliant car, ahead of it’s time with amazing build quality.

    She commuted from Banchory to Aberdeen for ten years in it, then sold it to a taxi firm who drove farm kids to school in it for many years after.

    Maybe someone could post a pic of one, I can’t from here.

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    I drove this around New Zealand.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Gotta be the Karmen Ghia. An absolute work of art.

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    My old 1962 1200, circa 1985, again in NZ. Had a ’72 after that, and a rat old Variant. but this was in lovely nick considering it’s year.
    Best colour as well.

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    I like the ‘car casually parked on its roof’ in the second shot.

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    ransos snap great bus 5 weeks in her made me by a bus when I got home

    and again by Richard Munro, on Flickr


    Heading out of Glenbrittle by Richard Munro, on Flickr

    madjak
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    Ive got a Early Bay Dormobile which I’m slowly restoring on the drive but fancy a 412 Variant for some reason. Can’t wait till its finished, but I think too much riding seems to be pushing the project back a bit…..

    bol
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    Stretching it a bit, but I’d go with a 993. I’ve got fond memories of my GT Beetle, but also recall driving from Norwich to Middlesbrough with only a handbrake, gears and forward planning to stop me. Not something I’d repeat as an adult.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Stretching it a bit, but I’d go with a 993.

    stretching it a bit less a porsche 914 / 916, VW’s replacement for the Karmen Ghia (the original plan was the 4 cylinder ones would be badged as VW but in the end they were all sold with a Porsche badge)

    I think the karmen ghias look great in photos but are a bit mleh in real life – a collection of nice volumes that don’t seem to have been composed well together. The 914 / 916 is the opposite, it seems to be impossible to photograph well but they seem to sit together really nicely in flesh.

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    I had one of these.. the 50th annivesary beetle as a yoof , loved it had it for 8 years, did the shows … would love to find it again because yep stupidly I sold it!… Always hankered after Karmann Ghia too.

    bokonon
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    I’d go with the Razor edge type 3, my wife would argue for a split screen bus, we actually have a rusty old ’65 beetle.

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    T2D’s Brasilia

    or this one;

    Heart.

    brakes
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    tough decision – I’d love a Notchback or a Squareback, and a T2 Crewcab.

    my old ’71 flatscreen 1200

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    T2 camper for me. With a scoob engine in it just to upset people

    brakes
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    nah, needs a 911 engine shoehorned in

    spectabilis
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    Mine would be…..my Type 3 fasty

    UncleFred
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    I’ve had a 72 custom bug, big engine, lowered, big stereo,. A resto cal 67 beetle, a 78 type 2 that really should not have been anywhere near the road, a GP Mark 2 buggy, a 67 Westfalia split and more recently a 70 Square which i traded for something sensible when the twins came along, couldn’t get car seats in the back but was great for carrying bikes.

    I’ve always lusted after a Type 34′, would love another Split and hanker after a flatscreen Karmann Convertible and would happily have a 356c but would settle for a 914/6. Just need to win the lottery.

    brakes
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    spectabilis, that is lovely, great colour

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