Blue and rust VW

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 22 May 2017 in Transportation and Portfolio.

old enough to have all-steel and chrome bumpers... This might be the fate of many a diesel Volswagen

SONY SLT-A77V 1/5 second F/6.3 ISO 200 67 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelel ancienne coccinelle sueprbe rendu et carcasse.

22 May 2017 5:22am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

When Volkswagen had such buffers, they were called here as an America model. That car seems to be up until 1970. Soon it will not be if it gets rusty.

22 May 2017 5:24am

@Jypyä Pop: I believe the US started requiring "5 mph bumpers" in 1973 or 1974. Around that time, manufacturers started using shock absorbers, rubber strips and pads, and other ugly and barely functional attempts to comply. So your time estimate is close, but perhaps might be off by a couple of years.

rem_la from Villiers, France

belle trouvaille

22 May 2017 5:29am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe, quel dommage cet abandon. )

22 May 2017 5:32am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Somehow, always sad to see . .

22 May 2017 6:40am

jean pierre a from France

va rouler beaucoup moins bien!! belle trouvaille! amitiés

22 May 2017 7:36am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning textures !

22 May 2017 11:32am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool textures

22 May 2017 12:33pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This point of view makes it look so large! I like the tones.

22 May 2017 1:12pm

Shaun from Thorton, United States

What a great find. Sad for the car, but a superb image to photograph. 5*

22 May 2017 1:25pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb image !

22 May 2017 4:41pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

It is difficult to understand why this car has been left there to rust.
Great capture and light on the subject and trees.

22 May 2017 4:52pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great capture of this vintage Beetle! Surprised to see all of its windows intact.

22 May 2017 6:21pm



22 May 2017 7:20pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A great find! It looks like one of the original Beetles! Beautiful image!

23 May 2017 2:19am

@Elaine Hancock: This one most likely dates to the mid- late- 1960s. The earliest VW bugs had a lower roof with a smaller windshield. I think turn signals came in about '62 or '63. But thanks for your kind words.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


23 May 2017 1:43pm