passing the bus

categories: a thousand words, collectabus, this old bus, moving forward

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Is your young one dreaming of a VW Bus? Are they hoping to inherit your beloved camper? When is a good time to hand down the family jewels? I inherited my Grandma’s car (a 1966 Pontiac Beaumont Sport Deluxe) when I was 16 and wrote it off in a bad accident a year later, so by my example 16 is maybe too young.

When my kids are old enough to drive, a “beater car” will probably be a 2002 Aztec. Gone are the days of picking an old aircooled VW for a few hundred dollars and grinding the gears until you learn how to work your way through a 4 speed.

These days most split window buses are more valuable than a high end laptop and are appreciating daily. Would you let your kids drive your prized $60k Samba? Comment away.

[image courtesy of Jake74]

1 Comment (Add your own)

  • 1. Jake  |  March 14th, 2008 at 4:49 am

    Hey Chris, thanks for using the image, great illustration to go with your text!

    My son LOVES being in the camper van, and I’m pretty sure he’ll be getting early driving lessons with me in mine when he gets to that age. I don’t intend to own a ridiculously expensive camper, so my ‘76 will get a grindin’!

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