AUCTION OF THAT 70’S SHOW’S ICONIC “LOVE WAGON” VOLKSWAGEN SELLS AT AUCTION FOR $121,000
The iconic 1967 Samba Volkswagen camper van from That 70’s Show sold for $121,000 at auction Saturday night in Florida.
Barrett-Jackson Auction House in Palm Beach auctioned the blast from the past with no reserve down. The house believed it would break the last world record for a sale of a Volkswagen- a Samba 1965 Deluxe Bus that sold for $302,500, but it did not, sadly.
The bus, which came to be known as the “Love Wagon” on That 70’s Show, was driven by Ashton Kutcher between 2001 and 2004. Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction House, told The Sun: “Sambas are the first-generation buses from Volkswagen and there is tremendous nostalgic appeal with people who grew up driving and riding in them. This bus is obviously special because it brings a celebrity connection to That ’70’s Show.
We’ve sold a number of TV and movie vehicles over the years and they are often very popular. We’re adding more VW buses to our Palm Beach docket, well above the number we had in Palm Beach last year, so the market for them continues to be strong.”
The green and white bus, features 21 windows, three rows of brown leather seats and old-fashioned curtains. The German car manufacturer produced just over 100,000 Sambas in the 50s and 60s, making them a rare commodity.