I love aircooled Volkswagens. I should—in theory—hate Paul Nelson’s car, but I can’t. It’s a Mazda Miata under a Type 3 body, and I ain’t even mad.
Does riding low keep you from having fun in the snow? Nope!
The Baja Beetle is a mainstay of aircooled Volkswagen fans everywhere. Take a Bug, lift it up, and hoon to your heart’s content. But what if you want more leg room for your backseat? Cargo space? Or you just really love longroofs? Get a Baja Type 3 Squareback instead and take your friends along for the ride.
[Enough Christmas already. Bring on Easter. Here’s our Volkswagen Type 3 Easter Bunny making the rounds at the 2011 Gator-O-Rama 24 Hours of LeMons race at MSR Houston.]
If there is ever a car that epitomized everything that's right with this world, it would be this 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback rally car. It is my spirit animal, and it calls to me.
When you bring a 40-year-old air-cooled Volkswagen to a LeMons race, you expect to finish way, waaaay down in the standings. When your Type 3 Fastback pulls off a 39th-place (out of 123) finish, you get the Index of Effluency!
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. Here's proof that the Colorado Rust Monster doesn't have much of an appetite.
We just saw this '71 Squareback down on the junkyard, and now here's another one in a yard a few dozen miles away.
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…