I thought that it might be interesting for some people to see one of only 2 surviving OG paint special order Olive Drab (726) barndoors known to exist in the world. And suprisingly I was right, people were interested. It was excellent for the people that dragged it out of the forest in 1994 to see the bus driving
It WAS fantastic to see this bus! I have never met you, but I wanted to shake your hand! Virtually every olive drab splitbus gets painted over 😶 I remember seeing this bus when it first arrived, and It was such a serious project I remember running away in fear! :shock:
That original to date correct Swedish trellised pattern aluminium rear number plate is a rare and joyful sight! You are being humble, you have done far more to restore it than most shiny vw's ever need. Ditto the Wisk bus.
Landy tires rock! :D
I am part of the confused generation in the uk scene.
The vintage side; I love
stock height being retained, but the cars nearly always get 'fully restored'.
The OG side; original paint is always king
, if your vw has any left (mine didnt 😞 ) But this is the ratty usually modified side of the scene that stockers dislike so much.
There are so few buyers looking for an original 'patina' ( I feel a slap approaching from Rob :lol: ) vw, who wish to keep the car stock height, that we find ourselves looking to the Restocal & OG bus guys as buyers who will not over-restore what we value as a vehicle with 'special paint'.
That old story of 'once the original paint is gone, its gone forever' applies.
But then, I see Arrons brown samba and Deano's RHD DD BD both also only just
finished in time for Camberg! and I am gobsmacked at the full restorations, given what they both started with :shock:
I think without seeing 'the before pics' sometimes we judge very unfairly. I know I do.
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"it'll wreck the patina you haven't worked so hard to create" - 50Karmann