When I was in high school, my teacher had the front half of a mid-‘80s Mitsubishi Sigma (sold stateside as the Gallant) that he used for teaching students car maintenance. It was blocked off behind the front seats with wooden slats and had two castor wheels at the back so it could easily be moved around.
All well and good, but what use would be the other, engine-less half? I mean, it’d just be a steel shell with a generous (if not altogether compact) lockable storage area. This is the question posed by this rather interesting automotive oddity: a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle “Front End Display”.
Yours for the low, low price of US$2,500, this former Bug comes with rotating castors and a varnished back, perfect for conversion into the world’s most expensive wine rack or stereo cabinet. Or perhaps you could do what the seller suggests and turn it into a, “mini trailer for another Bug”.
For those of you wondering what happened to the back the answer is that it was taken for parts. After all, you’ll find that the engine, transmission and rear axle are located in the back of your average, unmodified original Beetle.
So there you have it. What would you do with the front half of a Bug?
By Tristan Hankins
Link: Auto Collections