YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, August 12, 2013
Trying to identify the year of an old VW is never easy. Especially when you forget to check the registration sticker! Anyway, I’m going to say that this is a 1972 Volkswagen Type 2 (a.k.a. bus). It’s from the early years of the newer style bus, which was introduced in 1968, without the signature split-windshield. In 1973 the front turn signals got moved up next to the grille; and prior to 1972 the rear air intakes were shaped differently — so that’s my answer and I’m stickin’ with it! This red Westfalia camper-converted bus was seen a few weeks ago in a Lewiston repair shop parking lot.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know