Pretty much self-explanatory really. This is a home bar (or quirky reception desk if you need one of those at your ultra-hip place of work). One that is 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 as taking off the front of an original VW bus.
The bar here apparently uses the ‘original shape and dimensions’ of the classic VW. That is 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.
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. Not that they’ll give you much light in your home, but as a feature to impress your friends, this is well worth wiring up.
As for the 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 (yes I did say 70) on offer.
Finally, the officially licensed bar (licensed off VW, not an alcohol license) comes with wheels for easy transportation. So moving it outside in the summer could be a thing when the barbecue gets fired up. But in reality, this bar is going to spend much of its time looking cool in a corner of your living room.
So, do you 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. And note that you are unlikely to get it for a Christmas party or a New Year shindig.
The standard bar is $5,995, which at the current exchange rate works out at £4,549. That’s a big investment for anyone, VW lover or not. Note also that the finished bar takes up to a month to get to you as well. That’s four weeks to consider that you have just bought a bar that is shaped like an old VW van when you could have bought something far more practical. Like a decent secondhand car for example.
Saying that you only live once and if you have the money to spare, why not?