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Hillside, Illinois
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corsa’s Profile Photo
Sep 9, 2009 at 6:04 pm
Super cool!
CorvairJim’s Profile Photo
Sep 9, 2009 at 2:09 pm
I've liked these Type 3 Squarebacks (and their Fastback brothers) since I became aware of them as a kid. Now that I'm a Corvair fan, I like them even more because they're air cooled. trophy image

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1968 Volkswagen Squareback Stock (The Squatty Square)

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I'm the 3rd owner of this mostly OG VW Squareback. It's a 68 Euro model (for American delivery) that was brought back by a GI back in 68. He eventually sold it to one of his troops, who hauled it around behind an RV.
I was very lucky to find it on TheSamba, and purchased it in the fall of 2004.
It sat mostly unattended for the remainder of 2004 and into 2005. I finally got it refreshed (and looking better) and drove it the the 2nd T3 Invasion, in Hershey, PA. in 2006. A little over 1500 miles, round trip, w/o a problem.
Late in 2006, I came upon engine problems. Things didn't go well, and the car sat from around the end of 2006, until the spring of 2009. During that time, I decided on a new look: "Rat-Look".
Using a combination of methods, I lowered it to the limit of practicality. Any lower, and I couldn't drive it.
Future plans call for a kicking sound system, a new engine, and quite possibly, air-ride.
Who knows what it will look like by then.


Everything is stock, except the carbs (for now)


Lowered to the limits of practically
Stock 1600 DP w/ Weber 34 ICT carbs

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