Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Vee Eight Tube: 1969 Volkswagen Fastback

If you take a 69 Fastback Volkswagen and drop a larger engine one will argue that the car still isn't a Type 3.  Even if that engine is a flat-6 or a V8, as long as it lives in the rear and still uses some of the bodywork, no one will argue with you.  But, what if you replace the frame, engine transmission and every moving part with an assortment of welded Chevy it a Volkswagen anymore?  Find this 1969 Volkswagen Fastback offered for $12,500 in Olympia, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

The VW Type 3 Squareback was introduced in 1961 with big promises over the Beetle: More practicality, more safety, and more technology thanks to fuel injection and an available automatic transmission.   Today's example has taken that philosophy perhaps a bridge too far.

The homebrew tube frame chassis uses some kind of hot-rod suspension setup (Mustang II?) with airbags and an 8-inch narrowed rear end.  The engine is a Chevy 350 V8 mated to a 2-speed powerglide auto.

 See another car that is grounded to the ground?


  1. Bring a set of ear plugs!

  2. I'm pretty sure the front suspension is out of a Chevy truck - a Mustang II would have had rack and pinion steering. Rather odd chassis with its four parallel frame rails and nothing tying them together.

  3. sorry, but I would take an unmolested, air cooled fasty over that clearly big chief inspired abomination every day of the week.

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  4. I kinda like this with that street Sweeper exhaust not sure if this a track only car. I have driven a Square back wagon a few times from this era was neglected and drove scary.

  5. That frame is absolutely terrifying. How does this thing not just fold in half when you step on it?


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