Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” makes a living collecting all sorts of things, but when it comes to cars, he has a soft spot for old Volkswagens.
He’s purchased more than a few Bugs and Buses over the years, and not just to flip. He’s often spotted driving them on the show and around Tennessee.
It’s a 1962 Type 2 double-door panel van with plenty of patina and just a little rust through at the roof seam. It’s not fully restored, but it runs fine thanks to a rebuild of its 40 hp engine by specialists Brothers VW Machine and a remanufactured Type 3 transmission from Rancho. It rides on a lowered suspension and comes equipped with a roof rack.
Maybe Wolfe can use the proceeds to buy one of the retro-styled electric and autonomous cargo vans VW revealed at the L.A. Auto Show and hopes to have on sale by 2022.