At first you have to wonder what it's all about. Inside the rear compartment of this gleaming, perfectly polished shell is - a gleaming, polished engine. Doesn't look like it's been run a mile in its life.
Lovingly refurbished at who-knows-what cost not only of money but of time, persistence, energy, research, personal relationships and perhaps other talents gone undeveloped. But it's perfect. This engine compartment is spic-and-span. This is one of several restored, mostly vintage vehicles that stopped at Sharrett Volkswagen on the Dual Highway, Hagerstown, this week on a curiously concocted promotional tour.
Of course, you knew immediately that the subject was a Volkswagen, didn't you? With the possible exception of the Corvair (and Porsche 911), the Volkswagen is one of the few rear-engine cars that comes to mind. (And we gave it away with the photos.)
Do you remember Herbie? Herbie was a VW "bug" or Beetle. He had some cousins: the Microbus, the Karmann Ghia, and a pickup truck that somehow has a very European persona.