Volkswagen has been engineering cars since the early 1900s, and has developed a strong following over the last 80 years. Vintage favorites such as the VW Beetle or VW Kombi have developed a strong association with a free-spirited lifestyle and continue to excite Volkswagen fans today. Originally known as the VW Type 1 and VW Type 2, both vehicles are common collector’s items for nostalgic owners looking to restore the original beauty of the vehicle or add their own custom touch.
The Volkswagen Beetle
The Volkswagen Beetle was developed in the 1930s and became popular following the war in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The VW Beetle was first called the Volkswagen Type 1 but was commonly referred to as the beetle in German and the name stuck. The Volkswagen Beetle gained in popularity through the late 1950s into the 1960s and has since become a pop-culture staple of that decade. Collectors today often work to restore vintage VW Beetles to their original glory or update them with custom touches including unique custom paint, updated audio systems, or innovative custom interiors. These classics are popular at vintage car shows and auctions and have been known to be valued over $75,000.
The Volkswagen Kombi
Another popular vintage Volkswagen is the VW Kombi or VW Transporter. This famous van was originally known as the Volkswagen Type 2 when it was developed in Germany in 1950. It has been called many things since including the “mini-bus” and “microbus” or simply the Volkswagen Bus. Like the VW Beetle, the VW Kombi was also popular during the 1960s as a strong symbol of the “hippie” generation and counter-culture movement of the decade. These vehicles are a popular favorite among custom car shops. With a large amount of cargo space and its unique styling, the VW Bus offers endless possibilities for customizing the exterior, interior, audio/entertainment system, or interior design. From shag rugs and mounted disco balls, to restoring the original classic styling, VW Kombi owners are always eager to share their work.
Explore Vintage Volkswagen
Volkswagen North Scottsdale understands the unique culture and buzz that surrounds vintage Volkswagen vehicles and has created a new website that brings together vintage Volkswagen fans to share, learn, and explore everything vintage. Visitors can view photos of current vintage VW vehicles available at VW North Scottsdale, share photos and information about local vintage and Volkswagen events, and experience videos of favorite vintage VW rides. There is even an online “Swag Shop” where fans can purchase accessories and apparel to sport their VW loyalty.
So whether you are a fan of the 1950s classic VW Kombi or VW Beetle and want to join others in your community in a nostalgic walk down memory lane, or you are looking to purchase your own vintage Volkswagen for yourself, you can check out the many possibilities at http://www.VDubVintage.com.
Volkswagen North Scottsdale
VW North Scottsdale is part of the 101 Auto Collection and is a proud member of the Penske Automotive team. As a premier Volkswagen dealership in Phoenix, Arizona, they provide an exceptional buying experience for customers interested in new and pre-owned vehicles. VW North Scottsdale also offers VW service, VW parts, and auto financing for Volkswagen drivers from Scottsdale and throughout the Phoenix valley. Whether you are looking for sales or service assistance, the team at VW North Scottsdale is dedicated to providing the best customer service possible.
Volkswagen North Scottsdale
7001 East Chauncey Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85054