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If you're a fan of vintage Japanese cars, be sure to check out Nissan's online heritage site. There are tons of vintage Nissan pics and specs going all the way back to the 1920s. Each featured car or truck has relevant specs and a little "detail" tab that gives some background on that specific car.
The Volkswagen Kombi van reached iconic status, with even a school lunch box fashioned in its image. During those early years, the Volkswagen Microbus morphed into various forms. From a cargo carrier with no windows behind the driver's seat to a windowed passenger van with three rows of seats, the possibilities seemed endless.
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1967 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe Hippie, also spelled hippy, member, during the 1960s and 1970s, of a countercultural movement that rejected the norms of mainstream American life. The movement originated on college campuses in the United States, although it spread to other countries, including Canada and Britain. The name derived from hip, a term applied to the Beatniks of the 1950s, such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, who were generally considered to be the precursors of hippies. Although the movement arose in part as opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War (1955 75), hippies were often not directly engaged in politics, as opposed to their activist counterparts known as Yippies (Youth International Party). A totally stripped to bare metal then resprayed exterior, new chrome, nice interior are in abundance on this restored bug from 1967 Exterior From 2017 this car was completely stripped to bare metal, any rust dealt with, then carefully sanded to receive the white paint, which is very nice. All rubber seals and exterior piping for the bumper seams in black are looking good as well. Chrome is excellent and was replaced if needed or polished at the same time of the body redux. Matching white steel wheels have a VW badged dog dish wheel cover and are seen on all 4 corners. Interior A swing of the door and we see white metal painted surrounding a black horizontally ribbed vinyl panel, complete with the door handle window crank and a vinyl door pull. Dual textured vinyl seats have smooth black vinyl bolsters and lots of clean black piping. The rear seat is a long bench and stretches from C pillar to C pillar. Black carpet is on the floors, and some rubber protective mats are above the carpet. A simple white painted dash with circular speedometer and square gas gauge sit within the vertical ribbed speaker area which is fronted by an original steering wheel in fair condition due to some corrosion on the chrome on the wheel. A Bendix Sapphire 4 AM/FM radio is also mounted in the dash and also shows some corrosion on the brite-work knobs and buttons. The headliner is white and is nice and tight in its perforated pattern. Drivetrain A cleaned up 1500cc horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine sits in the rear of this car. It has a 1-barrel carb on top, and a 4-speed manual transmission. Engine appears original and has a new wiring harness, new clutch and all new brakes which are all drum style. Undercarriage Minor surface rust is attaching itself to the exhaust system, and just a bit on the suspension, which shows as transverse torsion bars upfront and swing arm with torsion bars on the rear. Floor pans are totally rust free and nice and black. Some body putty has been liberally applied on the underside of the nose of the car where it curls back to the suspension, but no rust is present. Drive-Ability This car fires right up and gives that nice tinny sound only a rear engine VW can give. It shifts smoothly, and corners as it should. It provides a nice ride, and even the simple interior is comfortable with plenty of interior room. A good restoration with a few stones left unturned, but not anything to write home about. Nice paint, and interior and a good runner, a classic and sounding like it 67 V-Dub. California here we come!
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