an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes
 

an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes

custom build specialist brent walter has taken apart an original volkswagen beetle to create two retro-styled mini bikes. called the ‘volkspod’, walter repurposes the fenders from a type 1 model, melding them together to create a custom frame.

an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes
images courtesy of brent walter

 

 

beneath the custom frame, which has been worked to include a head and tail-light system, is a 79cc volkswagen engine (a 212cc for the blue). echoing its distinctive round shape, walter‘s reinterpretation adds a wide handlebar, reminiscent of retro bicycles from the 90s.

an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes

 

 

the mini scooter pays homage to the volkswagen beetle type 1, or the ‘bug’, which has gained iconic status since its release. walter has created two versions of his ‘volkspod’ in iconic shades of the original beetle: birch green and pastel blue.

an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes

 

 

designed in the 1930s, civilian beetles only began to be produced in significant numbers by the end of the 1940s due to world war II. the car was then internally designated the volkswagen type 1, and marketed simply as the volkswagen. later models were designated volkswagen 1200, 1300, 1500, 1302, or 1303, the former three indicating engine displacement, the latter two derived from the model number.

an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes

an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Love this color. #volkspod #vw #volkswagen #minibike #handmade #vwscooter

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an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes

 

project info

 

designer: brent walter
name: volkspod
model: volkswagen beetle type 1

  • The only thing they need are chrome tail pipes out the back

    N7:
  • Would love to buy one 🙂 damn its so cool 🙂 yay

    Ulf Eriksson
  • Wow this is really cute! Well done! Wish I could afford one.

    Basil
  • would like to see a photo of someone sitting on it. It seems a little wide.

    gardel
  • I want one too! Please put a price on these!! -Jim (Canton, OH)

    Jim Meyer
  • I just love these little guys, the green ine sort of reminds me of an adorable VW Bug larvae. I think a yellow on painted like a Minion would be cute too!

    Robby Paulsen
  • This is absolutely fantabulous!!! I would LOVE one!!!
    Now… the cost?!?

    Jane Johnson
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