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A Look At Ron Berry’s Custom ’65 VW Bus, The Aptly Named “Surf Seeker”



Surf Seeker VW Microbus

Ron Berry, a retired resident in Utah, designed and built a custom VW bus that looks like it came straight out of Disney’s Cars movie. Meet the Surf Seeker.

Some Volkswagen purists might balk at people calling this a VW, since it only uses front and rear suspension bits from a 1965 Type 2 bus. The rest of the vehicle is hand-built from steel, not fiberglass. But it captures the essence of the Volkswagen, and that’s what’s most important.

The Surf Seeker is powered by a modified air-cooled flat-four engine, and with it’s Type 1 supercharger, the van puts out around 200HP. As you can see in this video, the shiny engine is fully exposed at the back.

With its big 24-inch chrome wheels tucked in effortlessly, the Surf Seeker is a sight to behold. Its body lines are bent to a degree that almost looks unreal. And it features an Isetta bubble car-like side-opening hatch that peels away the entire front end to grant access. It’s really something else.

Whether you’re young or old, a Volkswagen enthusiast or not, there’s no doubt that this “Coolish” creation will cause you to do a double-take as it drives by!

What do you think of Ron Berry’s VW Microbus homage?

Photo credit: Just A Car Guy

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, the definitive men's lifestyle blog, and he's one of the biggest car enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."



  1. Jesse Bowers

    March 19, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Nice photos!

  2. Sujeet Patel

    August 12, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    My Classic Car recently did a feature on the Surf Seeker, check it out:

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