VIDEO: Jack’s air-equipped and air-cooled Type 3 VW

“They don’t make ’em like they used to.” While that’s a phrase commonly thrown around these days, but in the case of Jack’s Type 3 Volkswagen, it couldn’t be more true! First introduced back in 1961, the Volkswagen Type 3 was built as a compact family car available in a range of different styles including […]

By: Air Lift Published: December 22, 2017 Comments: View

“They don’t make ’em like they used to.”

While that’s a phrase commonly thrown around these days, but in the case of Jack’s Type 3 Volkswagen, it couldn’t be more true!

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First introduced back in 1961, the Volkswagen Type 3 was built as a compact family car available in a range of different styles including fastback, squareback and notchback. They made over 2 million of ’em, and despite being replaced by a little model called the Passat beginning in 1973, there’s still a few dedicated fans keeping ’em roadworthy some 45 years later…

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One of those unique models just happens to be featured in our latest film.

Jack’s Type 3 looks ridiculously cool, slammed over period-perfect BBS Motorsport wheels, but it’s more than just some serious lows and a pretty set of wheels. Jack picked the car up in a bit of a sorry state before he set out to completely overhaul it, a process that included the chassis, engine and suspension.

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The bodywork was tidied up but ultimately left with a good bit of patina (after the necessary welding had taken place) – a tried and tested look which works perfectly on the notchback model.

No amount of words will do this car justice, so check out the #LifeOnAir film below and keep up with Jack’s progress over on Instagram!