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Karmann Ghia Type 34 by Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34, or “razor edge” is one classic car whose design is still considered to be somewhat controversial.  I recently wrote in Classic Car Photography about the photos of  Wayne’s Red Nagari for the book “Bolwell: An Australian Icon” having been taken for an article in Australian Classic Car magazine published […]

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VW Golf to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Volkswagen will celebrate the VW Golf’s 40th anniversary this week at Techno Classica to be held in Essen, Germany, from March 26th to 30th. Production of the VW Golf commenced exactly four decades ago, in May 1974. The first generation VW Golf was a front wheel drive car and was a replacement for the iconic […]

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Last Edition VW Kombi in Hannover Museum

Last VW Kombi Made Now On Display in Germany

Volkswagen’s last Type 2 Bus/Kombi ever assembled is now on display in Hannover, Germany, as a permanent exhibit in Volkswagen’s Commercial Vehicles display. As a Kombi fan from way back, Classic Car Photography has been following the saga surrounding the demise of the VW Kombi.  Here is a  previous article on the subject:  Volkswagen to […]

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Day of the Volkswagen 2013

Day of the Volkswagen 2013 saw hundreds of VWs of all descriptions flock to Yarra Valley Racecourse in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs on Sunday 20th October 2013.   Click Here to read our Coming Events post on DoVW 2013, which explains some of the history of this show, now in its 32nd year, and some […]

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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

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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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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