Vintage PR Shot: VW Bus – 12 Passenger Version

VW Bus 12 passenger

(first posted 8/13/2013)    No, this isn’t one of those old “how many college kids can jam into a VW” photo. It’s a factory publicity shot of a twelve-passenger high-density configuration that I just stumbled into. And I’m guessing that it was shot either in Brazil or Mexico, because that’s where these were built and sold for jitney service. In fact, T2 buses with this configuration are still being used; I saw a few of them in recent trips to Mexico. And some folks have qualms about climbing aboard a modern transit bus?

Update: after seeing a number of “Deadliest Roads” documentaries, I have a better appreciation for why these were created. And I’m sure there were more than 12 in some of these.