1973-1979 Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia

This VW Bus appears to be highly original, if somewhat faded and rusty. The high-mounted turn signals and squarish bumper indicate that it can’t have been built any earlier than 1973. I love the very ’70s lime green paint, and of course the Westfalia camper conversion scores it some points, too. 


1971 Chevrolet C/K pickup

1971 was both the first year for the eggcrate grille on this generation of Chevy pickup, and the last year for the rear view mirror to be attached to the ceiling of the cab rather than glued to the windshield as it was starting in 1972.

1970-73 International Cargostar concrete mixer

There doesn’t seem to be a lot of information out there about these trucks, but from what I could gather from a little Google searching this is an International Cargostar, which has been equipped with a concrete mixer. Wikipedia says the Cargostar was produced from 1970 through 1981 (though unfortunately there’s no source listed to verify that). From Google image searches for various years of Cargostars, it appears that International redesigned the front of the truck for 1974. 

This one was just barely visible over the wall of a yard where several more recent concrete mixers and other heavy equipment is stored.

1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible

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This Beetle can be identified as a 1974 from the shock-absorbing bumper mounts (introduced in 1974) and the dual tailpipes (the 1975 model had a single tailpipe). All Beetles with curved windshields are Super Beetles, and all convertibles were Super Beetles starting 1974. The bumpers on this example don’t appear to be original.

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The only clue I could spot to point to this chopped up Volkswagen Beetle’s model year is the 4-lug wheels, which were used from 1968 to the end of the Beetle’s US sales in 1979. There’s another Beetle hiding behind the Chevy Astro Van, which I didn’t even notice until writing this post…