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VW style: Volkswagen T1 Bus home bar

VW style: Volkswagen T1 Bus home bar
VW style: Volkswagen T1 Bus home bar

I have featured a few bars in the past, usually boat-shaped or as kitsch as they come. But none quite like the Volkswagen T1 Bus home bar.

Pretty much self-explanatory really. This is a home bar (or quirky reception desk if you need one of those) based on a 1966 Volkswagen T1 bus. Of course it isn’t a real front end, but the look here is pretty much the same.

The bar here apparently uses the ‘original shape and dimensions’ of the VW original courtesy of a mould from that vintage ’66 model, with part of the doors also incorporated into the design to give it some depth and stability.

VW style: Volkswagen T1 Bus home bar
VW style: Volkswagen T1 Bus home bar

The end product is made of fibreglass, with the top surface treated with a gel coating to strengthen it against wear and tear. The bumper is also made of fibreglass, but the headlamps, turning signals and VW are actually spare parts. Oh yes, those lights do work too, either via a 12v battery or mains power.

As for colour, you get to choose pretty much whatever you want, although the price goes up if you don’t want the standard white finish and opt for one of the 70 shades on offer. Finally, the officially licensed bar comes with wheels for easy transportation.

So, want a VW bar in your home? I would guess a few of you do. But before you start dusting off the bottles, a word of caution. This doesn’t come cheap. The standard bar is £4,420.26 and takes up to a month to get to you. You might need a bit longer than a month to save up for one. I know I would.

Find out more at the Cool VW Stuff website

VW style: Volkswagen T1 Bus home bar
VW style: Volkswagen T1 Bus home bar
VW style: Volkswagen T1 Bus home bar
VW style: Volkswagen T1 Bus home bar

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