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YAK Car Pic of the Day

68 vw bus blu buf copy

Another one from our stroll around downtown Buffalo on Friday evening. This is a 1978 Volkswagen Type 2, commonly called the VW Bus. It was a totally new vehicle the previous year, replacing the original Type 2 which was also called the Microbus and strangely marketed in the U.S. as the VW Station Wagon. The Type 2 name refers to VW’s second vehicle to go to market after the Type 1 (Beetle); the Type 3 was the Squareback/Fastback, while the Type 4 was the larger 411/412 of 1968-74 — VW’s first major flop. Saw this blue bus on Main Street.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

jim@artvoice.com


  • skinman

    The owner of this magic bus, also owner of Sweet_ness 7 Cafes, says this is a 1978. Could you be mistaken?