Vintage Volkswagen Collectibles

VW Logo SpecsA family stationed in Germany went to a Volkswagen Dealership to purchase a brand new Bus. It was just right for the family.

A perk from the Dealer was a smart genuine leather key pouch. The pouch is embossed with a gold VW Logo and the words: Auto-Blank Kornwestheim Ruf 6030

Kornwestheim is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated about 10 kilometres north of Stuttgart, and 5 kilometres south of Ludwigsburg. Eventually, the Bus and the family parted ways but the key pouch was kept as a souvenir.

One of my VW friends was good friends with this former VW owner. Thus, the key pouch passed to my VW friend. When my friend lost interest in VWs a while back, he passed this wonderful pouch to me. Needless to say—it never resides in my pocket. I want to save the embossed lettering.

The key fastens to the ring on a strap. The strap can be pulled to retract the key inside the pouch. Once the key has been pulled into the pouch, the strap is snapped to the pouch to secure the key inside. The pouch can be stowed in a pocket or the loop can be used to wear the pouch on a belt.

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The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™
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Jay Salser

My wife, Neva, and I have been driving and working on VWs for going on 40 years. In fact, we raised our family in these cars. Now, we are 76 years old and enjoy VWs as a hobby. The ’67 Beetle always has been our favorite year. We own a '67 Beetle and a '68 Karmann Ghia.

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Donna

about 2 years ago

Cool!

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Sam Glenn

about 2 years ago

How neat!!! Great VW story, Jay. Thanks for sharing

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jay salser

about 2 years ago

Hello, Sam...Probably a lot of us have interesting collectibles sitting on shelves--we either have forgotten them or don't think that they are "valuable". Each represents a bit more of the History of Volkswagen! We have to get them out to the Public Eye! jay

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jay salser

about 2 years ago

Hi, Donna---I was hoping that the photo would show that this is a "K" key but, alas--not quite in focus. Say "Hi" to Gary for me, please! jay

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Rees Klintworth

about 2 years ago

Not necessarily a collectible item, but my '67 Bug has a small plaque in the center of the dash above the radio slot. It is a small metal piece with the VW logo in the top left corner, with text reading "CUSTOM BUILT ESPECIALLY FOR". Below that the original owners name is engraved. I have yet to find any other examples of this piece, so my guess is that he originally ordered it through a dealer, and they applied the plaque before delivery.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

VERY COOL!

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jay salser

about 2 years ago

Rees...that is a great piece! There are so many unique collectibles out there. Once in a while I go on eBay just to look at some of these. Amazing the quantity and the assortment. You have a treasure! jay

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Jim

about 2 years ago

I have 3 VW Maintenance Tool Kits (one is missing a wrench and a screwdriver). I don't know if they are collectible, but they are definitely rare. I can't seem to find a way to post pictures for you guys to check them out, though. You can check one of them out here: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1638699

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jay salser

about 2 years ago

Suuuu-Per, Jim! Never have seen such a Kit. Eric has just explained a way to post images. You might try that. But, if not possible, at least people can click on the Link which you gave. Thanks for letting us in on this neat Kit. jay

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

FYI. Images can be posted here. However, I've not really explained how to do it. I might write an article about that. Here's a quick mention.

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