Huey Lewis once opined via pop song that it truly was hip to be square. VW said, well duh, having offered their Squareback for years. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Square is claimed to be a daily driver, but will its price prove to be a square deal?
Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Volkswagen may be a Squareback, but it's far from square. In fact, it looks to be pretty hip, but you'll still need to decide if its price looks like a square deal.
A few of the over 21 million air-cooled Volkswagen Bugs built rust together while waiting for an unknown fate. It isn't hard to spot a Karmann Ghia and a Squareback sticking out like sore thumbs in the collection of rounded rooflines.
Volkswagen was a company well known for unorthodox advertising practices by the mid 1960s. It should come as no surprise that when it came time to expand their model range for 1966 with the Fastback and Squareback, the commercials were rather typically anything but typical.
As far as gorillas go, the Silverback is the most majestic. And when monkeying around with VWs, a lot of people go ape over the Squareback. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe ‘66 may not be majestic, but will its price have you asking for some of your silver back?
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. There's no end to air-cooled VW Beetles and Transporters in this series, but the Type 3s have been quite rare; in fact, so far we've had just this '73 Squareback and this Karmann…
Think about it. An open sore of rust on a Volkswagen squareback is the perfect home for our tiny, ground-dwelling friends. It's got it all: shelter, warmth, microorganisms to snack on. From there, breeding is a cinch, especially if your egg sacs hold a few hundred offspring. Of course, for the squareback's owner,…