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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Forgotten Volkswagen Unearthed in Idaho

I can't say exactly why, but this YouTube video made me so happy this morning.

Maybe it's because it combines two things which hold a special place in my heart; archeology and old VWs.

The quote says:

"Took the syncro for a Sunday drive and spotted an old single cab in the foothills outside Idaho Falls. This is nine hours worth of digging condensed into a 15 minute video. It had been sitting in a wash since 1967. It was buried under two feet of dirt but it's extremely rust free given the circumstances. The drop gates hadn't seen the light of day for 45 years."

You can skip through the video a bit to get a sense of the project... but watch the whole thing for a smile that will last all day.

Hat tip:  Book of Joe

Posted by David Bogner on February 2, 2012 | Permalink

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i have always wondered what made you such an interesting storyteller.. and you are... but i now now it is your ability to find and sift out the the otherwise unseen/ ignored vignettes from every corner and under every rock that is what you really speacialize in...thx for the post

Posted by: shabtai | Feb 4, 2012 3:11:32 PM

taking time out to post "me too." thanks for the smile. i still want a proper Bug some day. and not one of the fancy ones with a gas gauge and everything.

Posted by: Wry Mouth | Feb 5, 2012 11:33:13 PM

We dug this truck up just over a year ago and thought I would share our most recent expedition to recover the holy grail of VW buses a 1957 23 window deluxe. Check it out. Thanks Bonecollector.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pIDomO5rvc

Posted by: Jeremy Cutts | Feb 16, 2013 10:21:23 PM

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