automobilist:

1955 Volkswagen Type 1 (Park Slope)

We spotted this tastefully modified ‘55 Type 1 last Saturday as its owner was preparing to return it to its Garfield Street garage.

Because the block was closed to through traffic for a block party, he had to get out to replace orange cones he’d had to remove to turn in from 5th Avenue. As he went about this we had time to capture these shots and take in the sound of the throaty purr emanating from the rear of his automobile.

Orange cones back in place, the man got behind the wheel and steered the machine into the garage as the purr grew into a hearty growl.