The Ever Increasing Price of the Vintage VW Bus
On the one hand it’s nice to know something you’ve invested in is increasing in value, but I can’t help but cringe when I see how much these old beauties are being flipped for. Admittedly the guys at Wheeler Dealers in the U.K. did add some handy upgrades to this old split window bus including a modern steering box. The upshot is they have preserved the vehicle for future owners. I do like the show and have enjoyed other episodes featuring other vehicles, however I did find it amusing how they talked the lady they bought the bus from down on her price of $14,800 to $14,000 , but were firm with theirs re-selling at a whopping £25,000! They turned a profit of more than 8,000 pounds. Then again they had to ship it from the U.S. etc. The obsession some people have for these Volkswagens is incredible leading to a “I’ll pay whatever it takes” mentality to get that special bus. Just a few years ago $10,000 would go far, and it still can, but the new reality is more often a sellers market and the older the bus the higher the price.
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