Forget Supercars, One Celebrity Has a Volkswagen Bus Collection

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
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forget supercars one celebrity has a volkswagen bus collection

He even has a private Volkswagen museum.

Ten years ago, comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias purchased his first car, a 1968 Volkswagen Transporter, at age 17 and it was the start of something special. The project of finding and refurbishing his first Volkswagen Bus has turned Iglesias into a collector, who now owns 32 Bus models in his private collection. And if that wasn’t enough, Iglesias has a private museum that has been built to resemble the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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Along with the 32 Volkswagen Buses, Fluffy’s museum features various Volkswagen artwork, three rare VW Beetle models from 1950, 1956, and 1958, and even a set of matching fish tanks made from two halves of a 1967 VW Bus. His collection is now worth more than $3 million and other rare finds include a 15-window 1963 Bus and a 1952 Barndoor Bus.

“Every time I do something, it’s in excess,” said Iglesias. “I don’t do drugs, I don’t drink, I really don’t have any bad habits. So, instead I decided to do this. Every time I get a new item for my collection, I feel like a kid with a big new shiny toy. Right now, I just got a 1963 Bus and I’m already in love with it.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Perry F. Bruns Perry F. Bruns on Sep 15, 2017

    Dude...Fluffy is 41. He may have bought his first Transporter 10 years ago, but if that's the case, he was a little over 17.

  • TransWarpDrive TransWarpDrive on Sep 19, 2017

    32 VW Microbuses and 3 Beetles?? Wow.... I am green with envy right now. Lucky guy....