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VW Transporter Doubleback

On the outside, this looks like a classic Volkswagen Transporter van, but once the rear section has been pulled out, it becomes a mobile home. Called the "DoubleBack", the van comes equipped with a 6-foot electric slide out rear pod, pop up roof, kitchenette set, a sleeping area, and plenty of extra storage space. There's only one problem, pricing starts at $85,000, and going much higher once you start adding in options. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Seinfeld's apartment recreated with the Doom 2 engine.

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Back to the Future VW Bus

Tuning shop BLVD Customs transformed a 1967 VW Bus into a vehicle worthy of Back to the Future. This vinyl-wrapped beauty features stock sliding door for the passengers and custom-built gull-wing doors, just like the original DeLorean from the movies. The bus has been completely revamped inside, complete with a time machine module and flux capacitor. That's not all, passengers in the rear have the ability to relax in the jump seat or a custom fold-out bench seat that transforms into a bed. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including an epic drone footage montage.

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Wooden VW Beetle

Most retired auto enthusiasts prefer to spend their time cruising back roads or just relaxing at home, but Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic had other things in mind. This 73-year-old spent two years creating a stunning Volkswagen Beetle covered with over 50,000 handcrafted oak shingles. It's not just for show, as the car is fully-functional, and can be driven on the road without any problems. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a neodymium magnet that finally defeats the almighty hydraulic press.

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VW Van Home

At first, this looks like a normal Volkwswagen T6 van, but slide open the door, and you'll discover it's actually a mobile home on wheels. Created by German designer Nils Holger Moormann, this cozy living space features a kitchenette set, foldout futon bed, lots of hidden storage space, and real oak wood accents throughout. Black nanotech laminate cabinetry ensures a fingerprint-resistant finish. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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23-Window Volkswagen Microbus

What could be cooler than owning a 23-window Volkswagen Microbus? Cruising around in one of them with a matching 1967 Eriba Puck camping trailer. Now is your chance to own both if the price is right at Sotheby's latest auction. The Volkswagen Samba was the most luxurious version of the Volkswagen Transporter T1. This particular model had 23 and later 21 windows including eight panoramic windows in the roof. To distinguish it from the normal 23 or 21-window Volkswagen van the name Samba was coined. Instead of a sliding door at the side the Samba had two pivot doors. In addition the Samba had a fabric sunroof. At that time Volkswagen advertised with the idea of using the Samba to make tourist trips through the Alps. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Volkswagen BUDD-e Microbus

We have seen the future of electric minibuses, and it's the Volkswagen BUDD-e. This futuristic, all-electric vehicle boasts a modular architecture that features a 101 kWh battery hidden within the floor, an electric motor up front, and another in the rear. A quick-charge system enables the battery to be charged to 80% capacity in a mere 15-minutes. You can also use its electric drive system to power other items, such as controlling a smart home, or even running an interactive smart office setup. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here for more images of the BUDD-e.

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Chop Top Beetle

Chopping the tops off vehicles goes back to the early days of the hot rod scene, and is essentially an attempt to reduce the front profile while increasing its speed potential. To start the process, the vehicle's pillars and windows are cut down, lowering the overall roof line. Some dry lake racers chop the tops in extreme fashion, so the windows are mere inches tall, making them "mail slot" windows. In the example above, we have a chopped Volkwsagen Beetle, complete with a wide fender kit. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very talented little girl playing the entire Back to the Future orchestra theme.

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Volkswagen Stretch Microbus

Not just any 1965 Volkswagen Microbus, this one has been transformed into a limousine of sorts by an internet user who goes by "Aspen247". It's currently on the market for $220,000 and took 2-years to complete. Everything is brand new, including a 2180cc engine, and there's just 1,600 miles on the odometer to boot. Worried about space? You'll be glad to know that it comfortably seats 12 adults, who are all able to enjoy the views from its 33 windows. Continue reading for more pictures.

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1967 VW Camper ICON

The first generation of the Volkswagen Type 2 with the split windshield, informally called the Microbus, Splitscreen, or Splittie among modern fans, was produced from 8 March 1950 through the end of the 1967 model year. ICON 4x4 renovated one of these classic vehicles by adding a few modern upgrades, like USB charging ports, a Bluetooth sound system, LED lights, a removable table, and most importantly, air conditioning. It also sports custom cabinetry work on the inside. They swapped the original motor in favor of one from a Volkswagen Jetta. The strap-on ARB roof tent turns it into a mobile home of sorts. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the evolution of Super Mario.

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Electric Volkswagen Beetle

It looks like a 1958-1966 Volkswagen Bug on the outside, but under the hood? It's a zero-emission, 100% electric-powered vehicle by San Diego-based Zelectric Motors. Owner David Benardo sources parts from EV West, a shop specializing in selling components for high-performance electric race cars, and then installs two lithium-ion battery packs on the Bugs - one under the front and another behind the backseats, thus replacing the gasoline engine with a Zelectric drivetrain. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.

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