Say Cheese! This Volkswagen Van Is Also a Photo Booth
If ever there were an automotive blank canvas, the classic Volkswagen van would be it. Over the years, Volkswagen’s lovable van has been all things camper, bus, pickup, ambulance, and even an all-wheel drive off-roader. But a mobile photo booth? This might be one of a select few. Hailing from South Carolina, this 1978 Volkswagen van recently turned up on eBay, and it’s a bit of a camera hog. The van has been outfitted with all the fixings of a modern photo booth, allowing this studio on wheels to get out-and-about. That convenience and party flair will cost you however, about $35,000. RELATED: Check Out This Volkswagen Van That's Actually a Travel Trailer
At first glance, the snap-happy van looks like your typical vintage VeeDub—classic looks and great pastels—that is, until it pops its top and slides open its side door, revealing a standing and sitting area facing a Nikon digital camera. Those hopping onboard can grab sunglasses, boas, masks and other props before clowning it up in front of the lens. And when done, a digital printer located in the trunk spits out copies of the best pictures, and a monitor mounted in the passenger’s side door scrolls through recent shots. Say cheese.
The seller notes that the sky-scraping roof is operated using a custom hydraulic system, and there’s definitely a few additional custom touches on the outside as well, including the van’s new low-slung stance and the Fuchs style wheels. It ought to be a popular spot at weddings.
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Housed in the boot is a familiar Volkswagen flat four-cylinder engine, which in 1978 would have generated about 67 horsepower maximum. Not much by today’s standards, but then again, the only passengers in this van aren’t going along for the ride.
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