Happy New Year!

2 01 2014

Let the year begin with this beautiful double cabin pick up truck: Spotted last week by kombi correspondent Matti in Los Realejos on the Spanish island of Tenerife which is part of the Canary Islands. A Late Bay model, probably from 1973 (country plate on the rear bumper). It belongs to workers of a local church – with their own “church parking” symbol painted on the street, and a crucifix dangling from the rear view mirror – nice touch. Beautiful condition, with what looks like a new paint job in neptune blue, and complete down to every detail: shiny hub caps with additional chrome rim rings, new rubber bands on both bumpers, mud flaps in the back. Perhaps recently restored? Wishing you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2014!

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Melbourne Coffee and Juice Van

19 08 2013

Week of the Early Bays – here comes a coffee and juice van spotted at the arts center in Melbourne. Looks like a single cab pickup truck with the food van unit built on the cargo platform. Big thanks to our local correspondent Campbell for the photos!

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Beautiful Late Bay Single Cab

7 10 2012

These snapshots of a sage green single cab pickup truck were taken some days ago on a sunny late summer day in Berlin. Seems to feature the 70 H.P./2.0L engine (exhaust on the right) and came with a temporary license plate, so probably on the way to a new owner. Production of the late bays started in 1972, but the color (in German Taiga Grün, color code L63H) apparently was introduced in 1976 only. So if it’s the original color, this van should be from between 1976 and 1979. Thanks for the photos, Matti!