Classic Volkswagen buses were supposed to be hardy, cheap commercial alternatives to the VW Beetle of the era, and they were. Powered by the same flat-four air-cooled motors as their smaller siblings, VW buses in all forms performed hard labour across the globe. But they also came to symbolise the 1960s.
Their iconic design and feel good factor earned them cult status in a really short space of time. Oliver Broome, the owner of the vehicle featured on this print, is a self-confessed petrolhead, who was enamoured by an early, ‘split window’ bus when he saw one touring near his hometown on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.
Oliver's bus featured in Episode 8 of the SentiMETAL video series. Watch it here.