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 AutoGuide.com 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....

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