Sunday, September 24, 2006

Volkswagen Concept: The Super Beetles, Part 1

Volkswagen Concept: The Super Beetles, Part 1

Here are some VW Concepts that combine air-cooled Volkswagen Super Beetles (1302 and 1303 models) and my interpretation of "phantom" models that VW never produced but could have.




FatBoy

This particular FatBoy is based on one of the last Euro-spec 74 1303 Volkswagen Convertibles. Tattered and torn, the top remained just a shell with frozen rails and missing or broken pieces. He ran on 3 cylinders and 2 gears. Thoroughly disassembled from top to bottom, the body shell was reinforced with racing strut braces. A parade of Porsche parts come next.

Read more http://volkspinoy.i.ph/blogs/volkspinoy/?itemid=39


SuperSally

What about a 1979 Volkswagen 4-door 1303S? What if a couple of VW engineers decided to build the Ultimate Super Beetle. Based on the Rommetsch Taxi of the early 50s, this 80s interpretation is bigger, faster, and safer. Taking a box-stock Euro-spec 1303S, they custom engineered the four doors exclusively using original parts. They intentionally updated the engine to add more muscle for the extra weight. Unfortunately, the time was nearly over for factory air-cooled cars, so the idea was never considered.


Read more http://volkspinoy.i.ph/blogs/volkspinoy/?itemid=60


The Black Wolf

This particular Black Wolf has been resurrected from decades old sleep. Stripped of his rusty fenders, and built on an otherwise solid body, the top is chopped by 5 inches. Chopping the roof of a VW Beetle is no picnic, but chopping a 1303 is a whole new ballgame. As soon as the body massaging is done, the whole thing was sprayed an experimental suede like, black urethane blend suited for the stealth fighter.

Read more http://volkspinoy.i.ph/blogs/volkspinoy/?itemid=37

Hebmeuller Superbé

Throw away the book. Guaranteed to turn heads is this Heb-style Super Beetle. A look at what could have been if Hebmeuller Coachcraft survived the war and continued to produce it's 2-seat Convertible into the Super Beetle era. Most assuredly, Hebmeuller would be at the forefront of VW advancements. As the VW Convertible evolved into the 1303 model, Hebmeuller also followed suit.

Read more http://volkspinoy.i.ph/blogs/volkspinoy/?item=volkswagen-concept-hebmeuller-superbe

 

1 comment:

greg said...

Thanks for the comment. These are really great illustrations. I like your ideas.