Hasta Alaska – California VW Bus Paradise – S04E03

California is said to be the US home of the VW Bus.

After watching this episode you will see why.

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So many stunning Vintage Split Window Volkswagen Buses in California

After being contacted by appropriately named “Ten Foot Doug” and invited to a VW show called ‘Big Wednesday’ at San Onofre State Beach we were officially welcomed into a new family – a Volkswagen family.

Come and join us in California as we look at some of the finest Split Window Volkswagen Buses on the planet.  Some truly excellent examples of the Type 2 Transporter.

In this episode we will be introducing you to Doug, the owner of a beautiful 1955 23 Window VW Microbus Samba Deluxe Barndoor Edition. This incredible example of one of the most sought after Split Window Buses on the planet was a barn rescue and has been lovingly restored to a high standard.

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Jehu’s eSamba getting some 21st century juice

We will also be checking out an incredibly rare 1957 Volkswagen Bus conversion which has been transformed into a 23 window electric vehicle.  Yes an Electric VW Split Window Bus! This was the moment of the trip where we met Jehu Garcia, and it marks a important chapter in the Hasta Alaska story, as you will see in future episodes.

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Patiently waiting to enter the show in the early hours of the morning – Photo: Misa Garcia

These Split Window Volkwagen Transporters are some of the rarest that you are likely to find and we are stoked to be able to share them with you.


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