What’s being called the largest single collection dedicated solely to Volkswagens, with more than 150 VW vehicles included, has been brought to market for individual sale.
Beetles, buses, Karman-Ghias, squarebacks, fastbacks, customs, dune buggies, even a couple of rare models made in Brazil, are up for sale on the VW-dedicated website Oldbugs.com. Among them are quite a few rare early Beetles, and most of the rear-engine, air-cooled collector cars look to be in restored or very good condition.
A number of the cars have been sold already, but there are still plenty available for the many VW fanatics who love them.
One caveat, however, the VWs are located in a small town in Puerto Rico, making them somewhat inaccessible for inspection and requiring shipping after the sale. Also, many of the cars have been sitting for years in static display and will need sorting before they can be driven.
The story goes that a doctor in the Yauco, Puerto Rico, got hooked on Volkswagens at an early age and found it irresistible to gather together every type on which he could lay his hands, restoring them himself and eventually creating a museum and meeting place for fellow aficionados.
The doctor called his museum collection Volkyland, a play on Disneyland, and it was indeed a theme park for the Vee Dub crowd.
Along with the vehicles for sale are a number of pieces of VW memorabilia.
On the web site, each car for sale is accompanied by a gallery of photos, although there is little accompanying information about history or condition. The picture array alone is interesting enough to spend some time scrolling through.
To view the Volkyland collection, visit the Oldbug.com website.