PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVE WARREN WORDS: IG
Some people might think hacking the rear arches out of a Splitty and fitting hoofing great American muscle car wheels is sacrilege… other won’t be able to get enough of this bus. But love it or hate it… you can’t ignore it!
But like every old VW, this split-personality Splitty, has a story. up era, hiding in a quiet corner of a junkyard in San Francisco… The bus left the factory in 1963, complete with factory option divided ‘walkthrough’ bulkhead (code ‘080’ for the anoraks), painted L31 Dove Blue.
But at some point, it was rattle-canned matt black and off-white; this enterprising paintjob, covering a peppering of dents and dings. But the guerrilla modifications didn’t stop there! At some point, doubtlessly during the crazy ‘keep on trucking’ hippy van days of the 60’s/70’s, someone got serious with the secateurs and lopped the rear arches out, to accommodate something beefier on the back axle.
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