Hot VWs Magazine - August 2022
On the cover : Corvair? Certainly not! That’s Pedro Sainz’s ‘68 Type 34 Automatic (Photo: Shin Watanabe)
NORWAY TO NORCAL
This mostly original Pearl White 1962 NOTCHBACK is one of the earliest running and driving TYPE 3s in the United States. Originally from Norway and imported to the USA by now owner Jacim Ferreira over 10 years ago, this early VW 1500 is a regular around NorCal shows and events.
When it comes to TYPE 3 VOLKSWAGENs, there aren't many more hardcore than Paul Davis of Yucaipa, California. Having owned 30 of them in the past, he certainly knows the its and outs. When the opportunity arose to build an ultimate throw-back-style square, he jumped faster than David Lee Roth did in 1984!
RARE TYPE 3 STUFF
Let's dig through some rare TYPE 3 accessories and parts, which you usually don't find at swap meets or shows.
NEVER SAY NEVER
Restoring a TYPE 34 KARMANN GHIA is a real challenge, the lack of spare parts, limited supply of reproduction components, and the low number of surviving examples make it a daunting task. After completing the restoration of such a rare model, you might tell yourself: "Never again". Except if you are a hardcore type 34 fan such as Pedro Sainz. Here is his third fully restored type 34 project, one of 75 that have survived - an automatic TYPE 34.
TYPE 3 RALLY
In 2011, Tom Reay and Scott Taylor decided to put on a Rally-Inspired 3-day event on the Central California Coast to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the VW TYPE 3. They called this event the "TYPE 3 RALLY."