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Old 11-14-2017, 05:29 PM   #391 (permalink)
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Not an anatomically correct neck, though. Compare with Nefertitti.


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Old 11-14-2017, 11:06 PM   #392 (permalink)
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Not an anatomically correct neck, though.
Would you expect perfection from a graffiti? They're usually as disproportionate as satirical cartoons.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:15 PM   #393 (permalink)
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Strange, my first thought was a neck stretched by stacking brass rings around it. As is custom in some parts. I still think it's a bad knock-off of Nefertitti's bust.

But — two* one posts with no Volkswagens?



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I don't see too many Saveiros with this most recent facelift.
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The ones I didn't know:
  • 3 —Ford turned down the whole thing, for free
  • 4 —2008 Porsche tries to take over VW, bumps their stock, and in 2009 VW did a reverse takeover
  • 5 —1955 23-window, w/ 6K miles, auctions for $235,000 in Germany in 2014 (Nice interior!)
  • 9 —Volkswagen own Scania and MAN
  • 10 —Under a war-time economy VW employed 15,000 slave laborers.
  • 11 —in 1973 VW was fined by the EPA for emissions defeat devices (sound familiar?)
  • 12 —For one day in 2008 VW was worth more than Apple and Exxon and everyone else in the world (US$343 billion)
  • 13 —2002 Nardo Concept World record 9809 miles at 200mph.
  • 14 —Chris Pratt restored his own 1965 Beetle.
  • 15 — In Australia in April 2000, 25 people set a Guinness World Record for the least air inside a VW Beetle.


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Old 11-17-2017, 11:32 PM   #397 (permalink)
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Recently I've seen many Transporter panel vans (it's hard to not call them simply Kombi as I've always been used to do) being turned into "beer trucks", pics to come.


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  • 9 —Volkswagen own Scania and MAN
  • 10 —Under a war-time economy VW employed 15,000 slave laborers.
  • 13 —2002 Nardo Concept World record 9809 miles at 200mph.
Those I actually knew. Volkswagen and MAN trucks are available through the same dealerships in my country, but Scania has a different dealers network.

When it comes to Ford turning down the Beetle, it might be a sign of that "not-invented-here syndrome" that rendered the Big Three less competitive in regional exports and overseas markets right after the oil crisis in the '70s.
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To be fair, French and English businesses had taken a pass previously. Eventually it was taken on by the British military, as a make-work project.

I probably knew about the Nardo World record, but forgot it.
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Imagine that Zelectric conversion in this:


Meet The East German Beetle-Based Supercar With Better Aero Than Tesla

Here's a video Jehu Garcia did on his 1957 bus in 2014:



In five minutes from 13:00 to 18:00 he shows the conversion process from double door van to 23-window walk-through, culminating in really good shots of the underside, with and without the bellypan pieces.

This has got to be the bestest 23-window bus in the world. It's further along today, with windows and Tesla battery. And he's a good video editor as well.

Of interest to me was the opening title for EVTV. It has the same music but is pre-drone-shot.

I was looking for something else and ran across this:



I call attenmtion to the two-tone cut line. I have a model VW with exactly this in red on black. I stole it from the Bugatti Royale!

Got time on your hands? http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/VW


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