VW Deluxe “Samba”
Colour: Ceiling Wax Red/Cream
Trim: Crème With Red Piping
Odometer: 35940 miles
Specifications and Options
- VW Micro Bus De Luxe “Samba”
- Originally Registered During August 1965
- First Supplied Through VW “New Orleans USA”
- Subsequently Shipped To Japan Where it Lived Until Re-Registered In The UK During July 2014
- Supplied With Walkthrough Cab, 6 Hinged Side Windows And A Factory Delete Option On The Sun Roof And Roof Windows Making This An Incredibly Rare “Samba”
- 1600 CC Twin Port With Webber Carbs
- Narrow Front Beam With Sway Away Adjusters And Variable Height Control
- Spax Gas Struts x 4 With Adjustable Rear Trailing Arms
- 240 Volt Power Management System “PMS 3H”
- Propex Gas & Electric Heat Source
- Twin Gas Hob
- Sink System
- WAECO Fridge Freezer
- Fully Re-Trimmed Interior
- Safari Front Windows
- In-Car Entertainment (i-Pod, Aux etc) Encapsulated In The Original Unit
DescriptionThe Type II was born in 1947, when famous Dutch Porsche racer, Ben Pon, spotted cargo being transported around the Volkswagen assembly plant on stripped-down VW Beetles. Instantly seeing the market potential, Pon sketched out a design for the Type II van and Volkswagen launched its new model at the 1949 Geneva Show.
Produced for more than four decades in the Volkswagen factory which was once frequented by Ferdinand Porsche, the VW Type II is an air-cooled icon, most especially the split-screen vans and Microbus models produced to 1967. Well preserved Microbus models dominate record prices at auction, with the rarest models selling for close to £140,000.
The superb split screen seen here is a 1965 Type II Microbus Deluxe ‘Samba’ model. Factory ordered without the normal Samba roof windows, this is a very rare vehicle. Offered in exceptional condition with sympathetic updates to improve usability, Volkswagen split screen ownership must be one of the more interesting forms of investment available!