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Volkswagen T1 Samba
Today we highlight an unrestored Volkswagen T1 Samba bus suiteable for 9 people. This Volkswagen is done in red and white.
The exterior of this Volkswagen T1 is in very good condition. The paint is in very good condition and has been reapplied to the car some years ago. The chromed trims are in very good condition as are the chromed hubcaps. The wellknown’ ‘samba’ windows are all present and in excellent condition. With functioning sliding roof.
The interior of this car is in very good quality vinyl leather and executed in light gray. The dashboard is in very good condition. All original clocks and counters are present and the odometer reading is: 63 754 miles. The interior is in good condition.
The Samba is in very good technical condition. The engine runs well and has been reconditioned. The transmission shifts properly. The brakes are in good condition.
This vehicle can be viewed and picked up in Musselkanaal, the Netherlands. Bids do not include transportation or export, unless indicated otherwise.
This is a used vehicle. It is advisable to view the vehicle before bidding, to avoid disappointment afterwards. For a viewing appointment or more info, please contact Catawiki.
Details and more pictures of this Volkswagen
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Related Video and more information
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The first generation of the Volkswagen Type 2 with the split windshield, informally called the Microbus, Splitscreen, or Splittie among modern fans, was produced from 8 March 1950 through the end of the 1967 model year. From 1950 to 1956, the T1 (not called that at the time) was built in Wolfsburg; from 1956, it was built at the completely new Transporter factory in Hanover. Like the Beetle, the first Transporters used the 1100 Volkswagen air-cooled engine, an 1,131 cc (69.0 cu in), DIN-rated 18 kW (24 PS; 24 bhp), air-cooled flat-four-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine mounted in the rear. This was upgraded to the 1200 – an 1,192 cc (72.7 cu in) 22 kW (30 PS; 30 bhp) in 1953. A higher compression ratio became standard in 1955; while an unusual early version of the 30 kW (41 PS; 40 bhp) engine debuted exclusively on the Type 2 in 1959. This engine proved to be so uncharacteristically troublesome that Volkswagen recalled all 1959 Transporters and replaced the engines with an updated version of the 30 kW engine. Any 1959 models that retain that early engine today are true survivors. Since the engine was totally discontinued at the outset, no parts were ever made available. (Source: Wikipedia)