1972 VW Beetle

Sam Mebane

Some VWs are show cars, some are daily drivers, others are weekend get-away cars. Sam's 72 Standard Beetle was a get-away car, not that he was out robbing banks! He used it to get out to the Southern California mountains and deserts, proving that VWs are the ORIGINAL SUV!

Stepping away from the typical VW customization and utilizing his years of off-road racing and general VW experience, Sam lifted his Beetle with VW Thing front suspension and modified rear suspension. Simple modifications made this car super durable and reliable. Sam would typically take this little VW out for 200 plus mile trips and it never skipped a beat.