Sucre Rides

We’re out the door to pick up our new upholstery (hopefully) and hit the road. Adios, Sucre.

We already mentioned the weirdness with all the used Japanese (Chinese?)… uh, Asian buses rumbling through town.  Well, a few other vehicles were notable as well.

First, Angela spotted a VW Notchback on her way to class. I don’t think I’ve seen one of these in person in over a decade, so she definitely gets full credit for the Über-rare VW spotting.

I will take credit for spotting the giant VW LT-35 that pulled up beside us at the camp site, though. A cool Austrian couple hopped out and immediately exclaimed “Vee have your big brother!” I didn’t know these existed, and it’s an impressive machine. Kinda like a Syncro on steroids.

And, if you are a Toyota Landcruiser fan, this is your city. It’s crawling with them. Without a doubt, I’ve seen more Landcruisers in Bolivia than anywhere else, and I can say with absolutely certainty that Sucre is the Landcruiser capitol.

That other thing… I have no idea.

3 thoughts on “Sucre Rides

  • June 30, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    I wonder why they put that funny circular gas flap on that Notchback? You have to open the trunk to fill the tank on early Type IIIs–it’s one of their most endearing features.


  • June 30, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Are those VW mupflaps on that unimog?

  • June 30, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    I love those lt-35’s. There was one for sale on The Samba a while back. A German had driven it around the world and was selling it in the states to fly home. mmmm…giant turbo-diesel 4×4 Vdub… Me Likey

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