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volkswagen pigalle

Volkswagen Pigalle Fastback

Volkswagen introduced their 1600TL “Fastback” model in 1966 and it went on to be a very popular and successful model in their overall product range.  Within the Type 3 production numbers, however, was a limited production model which is now popularly known simply as the “Volkswagen Pigalle”, so named after the red colour of the […]

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porsche 356 outlaw

Porsche 356 Outlaw

What sort of person puts a VW engine in a 50 year old Porsche 356?  Many of us have no doubt day-dreamed of adding Porsche power to our Beetle, but the other way around?  The owner of this 1956 Porsche 356 Outlaw has gone with VW power, but as the accompanying pictures highlight, this is […]

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1962 Mercedes Benz 220SE Coupe for sale at Shannons

1962 Mercedes Benz 220SE Coupe For Sale

This 1962 Mercedes Benz 220SE Coupe might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but here’s a great opportunity for Melbourne based Classic Car enthusiasts to see a good looking example in the flesh, and even potentially own it.  Shannons will auction this car at its 2013 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction on 29th April 2013. […]

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VW Thing Convertible

VW Things Sell at Barrett-Jackson Auction

Two VW Things sold at the same Barrett-Jackson auction where, as we recently reported, a 1963 VW Microbus sold for US$126,500. Classic Car Photography delights in different and special classic cars, so we couldn’t resist sharing the details of these quite different Volkswagens. Barrett-Jackson described Lot 58.1 – a 1973 Volkswagen Thing Convertible as follows: […]

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VW Microbus that sold for US$126,500

1963 VW Microbus Sells for US$126,500

A fully restored 1963 VW Microbus 23 window Safari Samba sold for US$126,500 at the recent Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach USA (where else). Described as having undergone a complete rotisserie, nut and bolt, no-expense-spared restoration, this bus comes with rare Safari windows front and rear and has been restored to all period correct and […]

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Mercedes 300SL gullwing crashed

Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Crashed

A rare Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing was crashed by a mechanic during a test drive near Pleidelsheim in Baden-Wütterburg, Germany.  Classic Car Photography has a soft spot for the Mercedes Gullwing so this story certainly caught our attention. World Car Fans reports According to police, excessive speed was a factor in the driver losing control […]

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Porsche 911 Celebrates 50th Birthday

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic sports cars to ever be produced – the Porsche 911.  Of course the brand wants to celebrate this special occasion and has thus announced a variety of events for the coming months. The celebration will kick off at the Retro Classics automobile show in […]

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