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  • Desirable early split and 21-window model
  • Restored in 2018 to 21-window specification
  • Original in period two-tone colour combination
  • Upgraded engine to 2.110 ccm with twin Dell'Orto carburettors
  • Incomparable level of performance
  • Original Sapphire V radio and other Deluxe features
  • Documents were checked by Auctomobile
  • Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, insurance, storage and Trusted Checkout payment
  • Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Nice, France

As readily recognisable as the immortal 'Beetle' itself and a 'cult' vehicle in its own right, the Volkswagen Type 2 and its derivatives enjoyed an even longer period in production than their saloon progenitor. The original was conceived in the late 1940s by a Dutch Volkswagen agent, Ben Pon, who drew up plans for a van based on the Beetle floor pan and running gear. Known as the Volkswagen Type 2 (the Beetle saloon being Type 1) the result of Pon's efforts arrived in 1950 and almost immediately proliferated into a bewildering variety of models catering for an enormous range of commercial and domestic activities. The original retained the Beetle's rear-mounted 1,200cc air-cooled engine and four-speed gearbox, the latter suitably re-ratioed to cope with the van's greater weight. Engines grew in size and power while both handling and comfort improved as development progressed.
Among enthusiasts, it is common to refer to the different models by the number of their windows. The basic Kombi or Bus is the 11-window (a.k.a. three-window bus because of three side windows) with a split windshield, two front cabin door windows, six rear side windows, and one rear window. The DeLuxe model featured eight rear side windows and two rear corner windows, making it the 15-window. Meanwhile, the sunroof DeLuxe with its additional eight small skylight windows is, accordingly, the 23-window. From the 1964 model year, with its wider rear door, the rear corner windows were discontinued, making the latter two the 13-window and 21-window respectively. The 23- and later 21-window variants each carry the nickname "Samba".

This beautiful VW 21-window Microbus was completely restored to 21-window specification in 2018 using the M-Code and VIN plate for guidance. The vehicle is finished in Titian Red with beige-grey upholstery, and retains Deluxe features such as the original Sapphire V radio, dashboard clock, and correct 'Wolfsburg' crest on the steering wheel. Displacing 2.110 ccm, the engine breathes via twin Dell'Orto carburettors, providing a level of performance far in excess of the original's.

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Parameters

Model

Production date1967
Body TypeMinibus
Engine2.110 ccm, flat-4
transmissionManual
SteeringLeft Hand Drive
LayoutRear Wheel Drive
Color - exteriorTitian Red / White
Color - interiorGrey / Red
Miles/Kilometers shown84.514 kms
Chassis / VIN247101108
Location - CountryFrance
Location - CityNice

Notes

Body style: 4-/5-door minibus; Engine Location: Rear; Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive; Weight: 1120 kg; Displacement: 2110 ccm; Wheelbase: 2,400 mm; Length: 4,280 mm; Width: 1,720 mm; Height: 1,940 mm

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