The boxy Volkswagen Transporter arrived on American shores circa 1949. Using regular Beetle mechanical components, Transporters quickly evolved into mini people carriers.
Dubbed the Microbus, Volkswagen’s unique vehicle became the trademark of a burgeoning hippie counterculture. The combination of economy and practicality made them an instant hit with the flower-power generation. Before long, their slab sides were adorned with Grateful Dead decals and painted flowers.
One of the rarest and most desirable buses built in this era was the 21-window microbus. The model shown here has benefited from a comprehensive professional restoration finished in red with a white roof. This Volkswagen is equipped with correct materials and options, safari windows, tip-out windshield and a California roof.