I have taken liberties with spelling to suggest possibly a newer, gentler KKK. What is it with cults, when something that people would only drive if they couldn’t afford somewhere to sleep under a roof, become highly sort after and desirable 40 years later? Such is the status of the original, venerable Volkswagen Kombi van, used by tradesmen and delivery men until they were passed to hippies and poverty striken travellers.Now they are sort after by collectors.
To carry the KKK one stage to far this is a Kombi Kourtesy Koach, possibly the only one in existence and a little past it’s prime.
Once used to pick up guests staying at the “famous” Barkley Homestead, midway across the Barkley Highway in the Northern Territory,
it now appears to be suitable for parts only.
Not so anymore apparently. I have two friends, John from Gymea and Jono from Camooweal who both own 40 plus year old VW Kombis, and wouldn’t part with them for a current BMW, just to stick with German cars.
My experience with a Kombi was only unpleasant, being driven for up to 6 hours a day all around NSW to deliver leaflets (read early “junk mail” for Reuben F Scarf’s suits in 1965. That VW had no fourth gear, blue smoke aplenty and the noise was unbearable.
I am told that true believers will do anything to find parts or the ultimate – a repairable body of the rare “splittie” – the first split screen model produced during the 1950’s.
Searching country junkyards, even the use of Google Earth to peer into backyards of rural properties – apparently even the mention of such a rarity on the internet in a posting like this could bring out the hardened collector and then – anything could happen – after all they are from the KKK