Event Coverage: Kustom Nats 2014…. The VW Presence.

Whilst at the Kustom Nats I noticed a high Volkswagen presence.

As these vehicles fall within the event quidelines of Pre ’66 vehicles, the air cooled boys were out in force.

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First cab off the rank was this Karmann Ghia Type 34 (Type 3 Ghia) which was in immaculate condition, wearing a period correct set of Porsche Fuchs Wheels. A possible hint at what lies within.

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A very nice rear to say the least.

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My searches tell me that these originally came with the same 1500cc four cylinder as the Type 3. This does not appear to be that engine, instead I would have a guess at this being a Porsche Flat 6. Sure to give it a fair bit more push.

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This Beetle was parked nearby with its engine exposed to showcase the engine modifications, including the billet pulleys and top mounted Centrifugal Supercharger. Its the little things.

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This was a seriously unique vehicle, but I will go into more detail in a feature post.

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This Buggy rode very low and with the heavy flake thrown over the fiberglass it is a welcome sight in Melbourne. Having such inconsistent weather in this state, topless cars are not a common sight.

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Another rarity was this very clean example of the highly sought after Split Window Type 2 T1 Flatbed pickup.

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More Split Windows is never a bad thing. Be it unrestored and aged or restored and resprayed.

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This Beetle was a nice departure from the rest of the VW crew being a dedicated Drag vehicle, evidenced by the lexan windows…

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Along with the large outboard mounted turbo plumbed into the four barrel draw through carb, looking adequate enough to feed a V8.

That’s all of my VW coverage for the event.

Photo’s: Nick Drew

Words: Nick Drew

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