Huge VW collection offered for sale from Puerto Rican fanatic

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An early 1952 Volkswagen Beetle, sought after by collectors | Oldbug.com photos

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.

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A juicy lineup of early Beetles

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.

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An original 1962 VW bus ambulance

The doctor called his museum collection Volkyland, a play on Disneyland, and it was indeed a theme park for the Vee Dub crowd.

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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.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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