137 March 2019
CREATING YOUR DREAMS
One of things special about owning a bus is the way owners put their own stamp of individuality on it, whether subtle custom twists in styling or paint, new colour themed interiors, or even preserving and restoring as close to original as possible. And this can be seen in all our features this month.
Preserving an original look was the route taken with our 1967 Sundial Camper, with a respray in its original colour and all cabinets faithfully templated and reproduced. A 1979 Moonraker receives a full-on bare metal resto but retains as many original fittings and parts as possible. Our T3 Atlantic feature is one of the nicest and cleanest examples we have seen; finished in the rare Calypso Green Metallic colour, the addition of custom touches like Porsche Classic 2 BBS split rims and a mild lowering job add period custom styling to the look. Our T5 offering may feature a professionally done bespoke interior conversion, but the layout, fittings, colours, finishes and outside styling are all the owner’s choices, A 1972 cross – over Bay that was bought as an empty shell has been given a total makeover with new paint scheme and a colour co-ordinated interior to match, along with chrome bumpers and Deluxe body trim. Last, but not least, is the tale of a Kombi from Indonesia. Now powered by a Subaru EJ20 turbo engine, custom styling mods include AccuAir air ride system, 50mm tubbed front arches, Image Billet 17” alloys, safari windscreens and an interior designed and built by the owner to suit his own needs.
And if that’s not enough, we also have part 2 of a Joker on its worldwide travels, the annual gathering of tribes at Brighton Breeze, and a chance to win a gorgeous new book celebrating and showcasing Patina VWs.
Issue 137 is in the shops now, what are you waiting for?