A staple of the mid-60′s hippie movement, the bus gained a reputation of peace and love. But there’s much more to the love-Bus. It paved the way for the minvan bombardment of the late 70s and continues to be hailed as a collectors item.
A California-born bus, Nestor tells us how his left-hand drive layout was a rare thing to be seen along Spanish roads, and while it did need a bit of touching up, he took over the project himself and restored it back to pristine condition.
BoldRide: How did you acquire your ride?
Nestor: I traveled over 1600 miles to the north of Spain to see the van that had been announced in a VW magazine. In which years later that was mine that was published on the cover.
What drew you to it when you bought it?
I was in love with the curved lines of the VW t1, loved the safari front windows, I saw it had a lot of potential.
Does it have a name?
At first I called Pitiusa, as the Balearic Islands, as my family descends from Ibiza. But that was too cheesy, so eventually I left unnamed.
I would not change anything.
What have you done to make it a bolder ride?
I enjoyed customizing it to my personal taste, traveling with her, by Spain, part of France and even Germany.
Dream accessory for it and why?
I’d love to put some tires on 5-spoke’s radar, and a full roofrack.