1970s Photos of VW Buses in London

Sunday, September 18, 2011

From time to time I see pictures online of VW transporters from the 1950s through to the 80s and they’re always great to see. But this time the glimpse of a bus very similar to ours on the streets of London just a year before our own hit the road, made me want to post it here.

The picture above was taken by Klaus Hiltscher in 1976 and is part of several sets he took on trips to London. I’ll embed a couple of those sets below because for anyone who knows London as it is today, it’s a fascinating look back to 35 years ago.

Here’s another bus spotted in a 1978 set of Camden Town where we now live. It looks a lot different now and you wouldn’t be able to take this same picture because of all the tourists who’d be in the way! But we still have police officers on horses… especially when there are riots :)

1976 – London – 35 Years Ago – In a hot and dry August 1976!- Part 2

London – 1976 – Part 3

London – Camden – May 1978

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