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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:21 am    Post subject: Who still has their 1 owner bought new by them Split Bus? Reply with quote

OK I see the thread of how long have you had your bus. How about who on the Samba has had their Split bus since they bought it new from the dealer and still own it. Remember folks you must be the first owner from the dealer and it must be a Split Bus not Bay or Bug. This includes the ran when parked in your garage but you must still be the owner.
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Have you considered simply starting with a nicer bus? I don't know what your skills are, but the race is easier if you can see the finish line. If you are not a runner, don't start off doing a marathon.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a general rule, old people don't like computers...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good luck finding that person. I only know of one person who bought their bus new and still owns it. he bought it in 1960....

I bought a '65 singlecab from the original owner last year. it lived at one house its entire life until it came to my garage.

I have bought 5 buses from people who have owned them for over 40 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 85 year old aunt in Albuquerque taught me how to Skype Cool
Then she drove me to her brothers in Phoenix and back the next day. They both Skype with me when I am here in the east Wink

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Have you considered simply starting with a nicer bus? I don't know what your skills are, but the race is easier if you can see the finish line. If you are not a runner, don't start off doing a marathon.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda Grunthaner wrote:
My 85 year old aunt in Albuquerque taught me how to Skype Cool
Then she drove me to her brothers in Phoenix and back the next day. They both Skype with me when I am here in the east Wink


Your Aunt is the exception to the rule.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming the original owner bought a '67 bus at age 20, they would be 64 years old. I don't know a whole lot of 20 year olds that can afford to buy a new car. More likely they'd be five to ten years older or more, and that's basing the whole assumption on the youngest split window bus available...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local "old guy" Ken still has his... He's not afraid of computers or anything else! Amazing dude and Bus!

Ken's words/pix....

1963 Single Cab bought new by my dad from Rippel Motor, Lorain. I personally handed the salesman a check for $ 2340.00 and drove it home
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Hauling the Honda 90 to Put-in Bay in 1967
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one sweet SC.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This bus is still owned by the original owner.

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She is so old, her adult son drives her around in it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kens SC is amazing...Ive seen it a few times in person


My camper was 1 owner before I got it.

Like Lind said its really unusual....I remember someone posted on here not too long about about a neighbors mom still having her velvet green 65 westy and still driving it...they had pics and everything of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though our Grandfather gave us his bus, he still drives it around and I consider it his until the day he passes.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ fantastic photos
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dubstar wrote:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this thread, shows that the people who drive a bus have as much character as the bus sometimes. Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was on old guy who brought his turkis/white bus to OCTO within the last few years. He is the original owner and recently had it repainted. I'll see if I can find a pic.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's really uncommon given the age of our VWs now.

I'd owned a bunch of original family VWs over the years though, most commonly being sold by the son or daughter because the grandkids did not want it.

I believe there are still a lot of those types of vehicles out there.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a bus like this at Bulli 2010 if my memory serves me right.
Close to the "front of the line" against the grass in the parking lot.
It had a sign with some owner/family history I think.

Anyone else remember?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd owned a bunch of original family VWs over the years though, most commonly being sold by the son or daughter because the grandkids did not want it.

I believe there are still a lot of those types of vehicles out there.


Indeed. Wherein this thread may stop kinda short (unfortunately), a thread on "VWs that came from original family cause kids didn't want it" thread would run for dozens of pages. I'd finally have something to offer...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Even though our Grandfather gave us his bus, he still drives it around and I consider it his until the day he passes.

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That's great, kind of puts life into perspective, we get old and die and the buses stay behind, the lucky ones in a sort of time warp. Makes you wonder who really owns who.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There was a bus like this at Bulli 2010 if my memory serves me right.
Close to the "front of the line" against the grass in the parking lot.
It had a sign with some owner/family history I think.

Anyone else remember?



I remember a guy with a blue single cab that was his dads? he was selling bed slats out of the back of it?
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