21 Feb Da Wood!
A 1960 Volkswagen Microbus that’s been shortened to half of its original wheelbase and injected with V8 power; it came up on a Hemmings auction a while back.
From the auction description:
This is an original Arizona rust free VW bus that was cut in half with the side slider door removed and stuck together with pop rivets then displayed on the roof of a local Tucson buggy business. The restoration began when the business went under and the seller acquired the bus. He was a huge fan of Volkswagen and growing up with Cadillacs during his childhood he thought the blending of the two would be spectacular.
He sourced a wrecked 1968 Eldorado with only 62,000 miles. The 472/500 engine, front drive transmission, hubs and disc brakes all went into the bus. The engine is the 500 cubic inch model and the transmission was professionally rebuilt. The original bus had a 94.5″ wheelbase and after the modifications it now rides on a 47″ wheelbase and this awkward shortness was wonderfully massaged into Hot Rod status with the chop. The roof was shrunk down and the window posts layed back along with the wing windows. The door sliders were filled and smoothed and the handles shaved. The rear corners were shrunk and tilted inward and the rear door split into a window and lower engine access. The license plate was lowered and a full rear valance with exhaust cutouts was made.
This bus also has a booming sound system with a Premiere deck with CD, MP3, Alpine amps, Focal mids and tweeters, JL woofer and iPod port. The interior is a blend of suede, vinyl and leather while the headliner is perforated and molded.