Top seller at the Mecum auction in Denver this week was a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that went for a huge $181,500.
Boasting a 528/650 HP aluminum Gen 2 Indy Hemi engine and race-prepped 727 automatic transmission with Pistol Grip shifter, the Barracuda was a real heartbreaker.
But VW watchers would have shed a tear or two to get their hands on this superb 1966, 21-window Samba Bus, with a slick rebuilt 1776cc four banger under the back, complete with twin Webbers.
The show winning Samba brought $118,250 when it went under the hammer, the third highest price paid over the weekend.
Highlights of the restored Volkswagen included:
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