Yes, that is John Wayne sitting in that classic VW Squarback 1500, fitted with the optional roof rack and custom aluminum wheels. Didn't know that there was enough head room for his ten gallon hat!
Time Capsule Photo: John Wayne at Chick Iverson Volkswagen
We bet you didn't know that John Wayne loved Volkswagens!
February 11, 2014
What an incredible photo find! Back in the day, John Wayne lived in Newport Beach, California and his local Volkswagen dealership was Chick Iverson. We can only wonder where in the world that particular Squareback is now today, the same one that the "Duke" purchased many years ago.
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