1966 Volkswagen Transporter

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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. Remember the Veggie Tales Fiat 500? Here's a Transporter that parks on the same block.

Illustration for article titled 1966 Volkswagen Transporter

What does it mean? This van appears to be a work vehicle for Denver's Greentree Cyclery, and we certainly hope that it sees daily use as a Schwinn Stingray parts runner.

Illustration for article titled 1966 Volkswagen Transporter

I've long since trying to claim that I can identify the exact model year of a T1 Transporter, what with all the parts-swappage that happens with these trucks; the engine air vents indicate a pre-'68 model and the turn signal lenses appear to be of mid-60s vintage, so I'm going with 1966. As always, those who can spot more specific model-year indicators— and you believe you're looking at original parts— are invited to chime in.

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LandofMinos: ...sent down to strike the unroadworthy!

Careful not to let this pest get out of control.

Ignore it, and before you know it, you'll have a whole field of these popping up, creating a pungent stench likened to unwashed jeans.

They're even known to grow in the Black Rock Desert (usually around September up until around Labor Day).

Liberal use of dispersant agent 'Kopper' with the aid of 'Butality' will help dissolve and scatter the pest.