Before It Was the Bus, VW’s Type 2 Worked for a Living
VW is known for some spectacular vintage advertising, ads which were instrumental in their success as a viable large-car alternative in America, itself a stepping stone to the international behemoth of modern-day Volkswagen. During this time, the Type 2 was merely an inexpensive workhorse (as illustrated by these print ads and brochure images), designed and developed long before its days as a counter-culture icon, a time when the idea of a 21-window bus fetching nearly six figures was simply inconceivable.
We never tire of these fantastic old images, and we think you’ll enjoy them, too.
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