“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 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…
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.
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!