Vintage Kombi started in a way that everyone wishes their business could start, as my Hobby. My fascination with VW vehicles has been there for as long as I can remember and as a young surfer living in Gonubie , South Africa I was obsessed, even owning three Bay window “surf wagons” at the same time !
Having driven VW buses all my life it was inevitable that we ended up purchasing our very first restoration project around mid 2009, thanks to my Son Justin, who started the vintage interest with his Westy bay camper, this led to us acquiring 15 splitties over a relatively short period of time and soon the “hobby” turned into a serious collection.
We spent a couple of years restoring our own buses and in the process learning about these amazing splitties and all the “ins and outs” needed to restore them back to Glory !!
In late 2012 Vintage Kombi Restorations opened its doors after we were joined by the staff and management from another aircooled workshop that had been around for many years in the Port Elizabeth area.
Our enthusiasm coupled by over 25 years of air-cooled experienced staff led to an amazing restoration business today. We do most of our restoration work “in house” from sandblasting through mechanical to paint and final assembly.
We have dedicated passionate staff and at the same time it is a Family business having both my Son’s involved.
We take pride in our restorations and like to make our clients feel like part of the restoration whilst re-building their dream bus!
We have acquired a few fantastic trade accounts from great suppliers Worldwide and We have also been the South African distributers for KLASSIC FAB restoration panels since 2011.
The idea of supplying all our own parts for our restorations grew and We decided to open our shop “Aircooled spares SA” in 2014 in order to make it easier for other VW fans to obtain parts locally and at competitive prices.
We supply everything from Body panels to glass and rubber kits new.
We hope that your interaction with Myself or any of our staff from Vintage kombi or our Aircooled spares shop, will leave you As inspired and passionate about these vintage VW’s as we are !