Filed under: Classics, Minivan/Van, Europe, Work, Volkswagen


Arguably more than any other mainstream automaker, Volkswagen is serious about its heritage. So much so that it appointed Franz-Josef Paefgen - former chief executive of Audi, Bentley and Bugatti - to head up its classics program. In this capacity, Paefgen oversees the heritage departments of each of the group's brands, but while its commercial vehicles operation may seem the least likely to preserve its past, today's announcement proves that assumption wrong.

The Oldtimers department of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles just recently moved into a new 7,000 square-meter facility in Hannover, Germany, where its staff of 13 dedicates itself to the restoration and preservation of old VW Buses. Although the garage has been active for several years, working on the company's own vehicles, the Oldtimer department has now opened its doors for private owners to bring in their vehicles for any degree of service.

Have an old Bus in need of some TLC? Click through the jump for the press release for further details and check out the gallery of high-resolution images for a closer look inside the workshop.Continue reading Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles opens Oldtimer division for the classic Bus
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles opens Oldtimer division for the classic Bus originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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