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Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept

Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept

Volkswagen turned its Atlas family SUV into a trail-ready camping vehicle. The Atlas Basecamp Concept has a custom body, lift kit, custom wheels, all-terrain tires, roof rack with bike mounts, and LED light bars. It also comes with a HIVE EX trailer that has a queen size bed.

VW Camper Van Cooler

VW Camper Van Cooler
$350  Buy Comment

Keep your drinks on ice in the coolest cooler we’ve seen in a while. This 33″ long replica of the classic Volkswagen camper van has rubber wheels and a handle so you can pull it around. It’s expensive, it’s still way cheaper than the real thing – and needs fewer oil changes.

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VW Bug Keyring Light

VW Bug Keyring Light
$29  Buy Comment

Fans of the classic Volkswagen Beetle will want to grab Troika’s officially-licensed mini version. The shiny chrome-plated cast metal object perfectly captures the iconic bubble style of a 1964 bug, and its headlights double as an LED flashlight. Measures 0.71″ x 2.17″ x 0.59″.

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

While many carmakers unleashed their biggest guns at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen brought out this silly little number. The ID. Buggy is a modern take on the Meyers Manx buggy. This electric off-roader has a 201 hp motor and has a 155 mi range.

Life-size LEGO VW Camper Van

Life-size LEGO VW Camper Van

While you can buy an official LEGO Camper Van kit already, this custom build is far more impressive. This realistic replica took over 400,000 bricks to build, and has a steel frame which allows people to walk inside and check out all of the brick-built details.

APR VW Atlas

APR VW Atlas

Customizer APR took a stock 2.0L turbo 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV and bestowed it with 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, a 1.5″ lift kit, rugged Toyo Open Country tires, custom brakes and exhaust, giving this big AWD grocery getter improved off-road chops.

Pikes Peak Record Run

Pikes Peak Record Run

Volkswagen Motorsport shares helicopter footage from its world record run at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Watch and listen to the bonkers all-electric VW I.D. R Pikes Peak and pilot Romain Dumas finish the race to the clouds in just 7 minutes, 57.148 seconds.

Memminger Roadster 2.7

Memminger Roadster 2.7

German auto shop Memminger specializes in restoring classic Volkswagen Beetles. But they’re making 20 units of a unique droptop based on the beloved bug. The Roadster 2.7 has a custom bodywork and chassis, and has a 210hp 2.7L air-cooled boxer engine and 18″ wheels.

Ride-on VW Camper Van

Ride-on VW Camper Van
$399  Buy Link Comment

We wish we were small enough to ride in this miniature version of the classic Volkswagen Type 1 Camper Van, but it’s perfect for little kids. Its got two seats inside, opening doors, forward and reverse gears, and working headlights and taillights. Runs on a rechargeable 12V battery.

Legend of Solorzano

Legend of Solorzano

We’ve spent some time on the treacherous trails of the Baja 1000, so we know how sketchy things can get. But we did it in a purpose-built Class 10 race car. But there are true madmen who do it in pre-1982 VW Beetles. Meet Eric Solorzano, aka “The King of Class 11.”

VW Camper Van 3D Puzzle

VW Camper Van 3D Puzzle
$30  Buy Link Comment

An easy-to-assemble 3-dimensional model of the iconic Volkswagen Type 1 camper van that you assemble from plastic puzzle pieces. It has 162 curved pieces, a rolling base and even a couple of surfboards you can put on its roof. The finished van measures 11.75″ x 5.5″ x 6″.

Gullwing VW Bus

Gullwing VW Bus
$90K  Buy Comment

This Volkswagen Type 2 bus was tricked out as a tribute to Back to the Future’s DeLorean DMC-12. It’s got gullwing doors, matte aluminum paint, time travel controls in the dash, and even a flux capacitor. It’s also got a cozy rear seating area, complete with a flat-screen TV.

Camper Van Lunch Bag

Camper Van Lunch Bag
$28  Buy Comment

Carry your lunch to work or school in style with one of these fun insulated lunch bags, decorated to look like the classic Volkswagen Type 2 camper van (aka “the microbus”.) We dig the surfboard on the handle, though we’d like some windows around the top edge.

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1959 Volkswagen 23-Window Bus

1959 Volkswagen 23-Window Bus

One of the most sought after variants of the beloved Volkswagen Type 2, this 1959 23-Window Bus aka Samba won Best Luxury Bus at the 2017 Kelley Park VW Show. It has been fully restored to its original specifications and is expected to fetch at least $160K.

Volkswagen: The Button

Volkswagen: The Button

Gary Freedman’s wonderfully directed VW commercial features a series of villains pushing buttons to bring chaos to the world, contrasted with the slightly more responsible use of pushbuttons – to activate the gas/electric hybrid drivetrain of the Golf GTE.

Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade

Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade

VW built this very special one-off Golf GTI for the 2017 Wörthersee, Austria car show. The car not only rocks a 404 hp engine under the hood, but has a 12 kW motor out back, making it the first ever all-wheel drive hybrid of its family. The car can operate in FWD, RWD or AWD modes.

VW Bus Desk Organizer

VW Bus Desk Organizer
~$90  Buy Comment

Fans of the classic Volkswagen Type 2 buses from the 1960s will love Troika’s cast metal desk organizer, which offers storage space for pens, pencils, paper clips, and even a smartphone. And when you’re bored, it has moving wheels, and a pull-back friction motor.

VW I.D. Buzz Concept

VW I.D. Buzz Concept

The Volkswagen microbus gets a 21st century remake. The pure electric is spec’d to offer 270 mi range, dual motors w/369hp total, and autonomy features. A reconfigurable interior is designed to provide maximum versatility for passengers and cargo.

VW Resurrection

VW Resurrection

YouTuber Florian George collects old Volkswagens. He heard of a Kombi that was rotting on a mountain near where he lived. He bought it and was about to tow it back down when it struck him how awesome it would be if it could make the trek on its own. More here.

Cartoon VW Bus

Cartoon VW Bus

Custom car builder Ron Berry created this amazing interpretation of the classic Volkswagen Type 2 bus, which looks like it just dropped into the real world from an old Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Seriously, this thing is way cooler than Speed Buggy ever was.

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LEGO ’60s VW Beetle

LEGO ’60s VW Beetle

LEGO’s 1100+ piece replica of the classic bug is the perfect kit for LEGO and car buffs alike. The expert-level model has features like an opening hood and trunk, tiltable seats, a roof rack with surfboard and cooler, and even a teensy 4-cylinder engine in back. Drops 8/16 for $100.

VW Camper Van Moodlight

VW Camper Van Moodlight
~$29  Buy Comment

An officially-licensed scale model of the classic Volkswagen Type 2 Bus that doubles as an accent light. Its got color-changing LEDs inside, and is powered by AA batteries or via a USB cable. Measures appx. 9.8″ x 5.9″ x 5.1″.

Ranking Volkswagen’s Golf GTIs

Ranking Volkswagen’s Golf GTIs

Carfection briefly touched on the origins of the Beetle successor’s prodigious variant, before test driving each of its seven generations and deciding which one they like best. Is it the wildly popular Mk II, the cutting edge Mk VII or perhaps the original? We prefer this GTI.

Volkswagen: Trailer Assist

Volkswagen: Trailer Assist

Volkswagen’s Trailer Assist is an optional parking assistance technology that automatically handles the steering when you’re parking in reverse with a trailer hitched to your vehicle. It’s a clever tool, though VW may have exaggerated a bit in its commercial.

Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept

Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept

A glimpse at your grandchildren’s Microbus. The BUDD-e recognizes gestures and voice commands, integrates with home automation systems, and has large touchscreens for information and entertainment. It has a range of 373mi and goes up to 93mph.

Building a Sleeper Beetle

Building a Sleeper Beetle

Mighty Car Mods and their friends attempt to mod a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle L and give it 10 times its measly ~30hp with the help of a 2.5L turbocharged engine, while keeping its classic look. Skip to 34:10 for the result, including a drag race with the mighty Porsche 911 Carrera.

Icon Derelict 1967 VW Camper

Icon Derelict 1967 VW Camper

A 1967 Camper with its original paint, hubcaps and a few interior parts, but improved with modern amenities such as USB charging ports, a Bluetooth stereo system and air conditioning. It runs on a 195 hp Jetta engine with Vanagon transmission.

Depimp My Ride

Depimp My Ride

A very silly customer asked Clyde Wraps to turn his brand new Volkswagen Transporter Sportline into a rust bucket. The custom wraps were so convincing the owner said cops pulled him over asking what was up with his ride.

Volkswagen GTE Sport Concept

Volkswagen GTE Sport Concept

Not only does VW’s hot hatch concept for this year’s Wörthersee festival look amazing with its gull-wing doors, it rocks a hybrid AWD drivetrain that puts out a blistering 521 horsepower and 500 lb-ft. of torque. Please make this, VW.

Dub-Box Dinky Dub

Dub-Box Dinky Dub
$8K+  Buy Comment

A smaller version of Dub-Box’s Camper trailer that’s also based on the VW Camper. The Dinky Dub is 25% smaller than the Camper but has mostly the same amenities, including a couch bed, a stove, a fridge and a sound system.

Volkswagen Stretch Microbus

Volkswagen Stretch Microbus
$220K  Buy Comment

A custom-made 1965 Volkswagen Microbus limousine. It was used for only 1600mi since it was restored. It can carry up to 12 passengers and has a built-in Alpine and JBL sound system with Fatmat soundproofing.

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