First- and second-generation Volkswagen Kombis have been going for obscene amounts of money on the second-hand market over the past few years. This one, though, is not your typical T1 . It’s called the Shorty Bus and it’s going up for auction soon.
It was created back in 1986, but has deteriorated over the years. And that’s where Gas Monkey came in. The Texas-based autoshop performed a restoration on the Shorty Bus in 2014, removing rust and painting it in the original blue-and-white colour scheme you see in the accompanying images. New head- and taillamps were also installed and the chrome bumpers were refurbished.
The interior, meanwhile, has also received a makeover, including the addition of white plastic trim and black cloth seats. Gas Monkey furthermore made revisions to the suspension, while the standard engine was replaced by a more modern 2,0-litre four-cylinder mated to a four-speed manual transmission.
The auctioneers at Barrett-Jackson say that this model is completely road legal. It will be up for sale shortly, with no reserve…