Leaving our neighborhood this past Sunday, I stopped in my tracks as I came upon yet another cool VW van parked on the street.
A classic mid-60s "splitty" 11-window Bus. Nice, shiny and straight - even if it is missing a hubcap, the rear bumper and the front bumper over-rider ("towel bars") supports.
It's even clean inside, the front seats have been re-upholstered, replacing the vinyl with fabric. Interestingly there was an infant seat buckled to the rear bench.
Unfortunately it's ruined.
Not because of a lack of a rear bumper, but because of the Grateful Dead license plate frame and a Dead-related sticker. This one would require a thorough sanitizing/fumigating/de-hippyfying before I'd take it out on the road.
But it still looked pretty good sitting on the street.