Last Call- Turtlenecks and VWs Edition

And if you can sell your wife on her ’60s bullet bra being the only “crush space” in the event of an accident, you deserve a 34-second zero to sixty time.
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  1. skitter Avatar

    Pointy bras have always weirded me out. Then again, the underpowered Microbus needs all the aerodynamic help it can get.

  2. nofrillls Avatar

    You've gotta love VW's old wry, self-deprecating ads. Not too many car companies could have pulled it off in the US market.

  3. Maymar Avatar

    A hard sell on a van? Dude, that's totally retro! Of course, they didn't have crossovers in 1965. Lucky bastards.

  4. Alff Avatar

    My how times have changed. My wife has been trying to talk me into buying one of these for the past year. I have no idea why.

  5. MarionCobretti Avatar

    Alff, might I suggest letting her drive one? That might disabuse her of the notion that owning one would be a good idea. This is one hero you don't want to meet.
    They're unbelievably slow. They're awkward to drive (what with the steering axis being even with your hips and all). They're either oppressively hot or bitingly cold, depending on the season. The shift linkage feels like its made out of yarn. The brakes, while actually not bad for the vehicle's meager power, still feel inadequate given that there's nothing but a thin veneer of sheet metal and glass to protect your lower extremities from a frontal impact.
    I drove one once. It belonged to a delightful hippy girl that I knew. It was, by far, the worse car I've ever driven. I've never understood the attraction (to the Vee Dubs, that is, not to sexually uninhibited women who always seem to have pot on hand. That I get.)

  6. MarionCobretti Avatar

    Er…the worst car. I blame the West Virginia Mountaineers for that typo. Had they managed to keep that game more compelling, I might have made a couple fewer trips to the bar.

  7. coupeZ600 Avatar

    Wow! Saw this on my way home from my daughters best-friend's birthday party. Talked to the guy with the silver one before……. I know there's been talk about what counts as V.I.S.I.T., but do they really need to be moving? My vote would be yes, but I couldn't resist. I'll go post it over there, too.
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  8. FTGDHoonEdition Avatar

    I am strangely attracted to both the girl and the van.

    1. dragon951 Avatar

      There is nothing wrong with either of those sentiments (technically I would say there is everything right with them).

      1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
        Jeff Glucker


        1. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

          and again.

  9. BrianTheHoon Avatar

    This is the first time I've ever seen them referred to as "station wagons."

  10. Ambersand Avatar

    So, I have one of these *ehem, being the resident aircooled wackjob that I am* and I have to agree (in part) with MarionCobretti. Where our thoughts differ is that it's not one of the worst vehicles to drive, it's one of the BEST.
    You get in one knowing that it's a b*tch to drive. You have to love all the quirks before you ever buy one. Sure, you need Popeye arms to properly steer her, and yeah, foot to floor you do have about a 30 second 0-60 (if it'll even go 60). No A/C – meh, install safaris, no heat? Wear a Hooque…(you see what I did there) but I tell you what. Just the sight of one and all that is absolutely forgiven.
    Guess that means I'm an easy sell. I'm ok with that.

  11. salguod Avatar

    I love that enormous VW badge. I wonder what the reflections are in the paint.