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Sea Blue/White | Micro Bus | 4 Speed Manual | 2.4 litre | 47,333 miles showing | AU$199,995
“It’s not just a vehicle... more a way of life” …. Amongst the most beloved vehicle designs ever created, the VW Kombi is traced throughout history and popular culture. Whilst the universally popular microbuses can still be seen parked at surfing spots and camping grounds, there are few worthy to be amongst some of the world’s finest car collections.
“Every Seat is a Window Seat!” The Volkswagen “Samba” Deluxe is widely considered to be one of the most sought-after of all the buses featuring either 21 or 23 windows famous tinted Plexiglass panoramic windows with a “Safari” style windscreen, a retractable sunroof, double chromium-plated ornamental band, chrome bumper, sill and rear-engine vent trim, two pivoting doors in place of a sliding door, bullet indicator lenses, handsome two-tone paint, rear internal luggage rack, removable rear and middle seat and dash clock.
Designed in the late 1940’s by an automotive retailer, the birth of the Kombi was one of those uninhibited bar-top-napkin moments as its creator essentially stretched the VW Beetle's virtues of simplicity, reliability and affordability and re-marketed them to a broader audience.
Built on the 16th and left the factory on the 17th of October 1963 destined for Australian shores this ultra-rare and very sought after 21-Window “Samba” with sliding sunroof is available here on the showroom floor today. Presented in White and Sea-Blue coachwork over Grid Grey trim this fully restored example would suit the most fastidious collector.
In 2009 this stunning Volkswagen “Samba” Deluxe was professionally restored back to bare metal by Kombi Specialist based in Northern NSW. It completed with all new running gear along with the restorer’s signature turnkey 2.3 litre 165 hp CB performance engine providing more usable power for today’s standards.
Second to none, this exceedingly rare and stunning Samba carries all the hallmarks of a very original car with small details including the correct bullet indicator lenses, chrome trims, Wolfsburg steering wheel centre cap, VDO Australia gauges, expertly fitted carpets and even the correct Hella headlamps and Bakelite switch gear are fitted.
Accompanying this Samba receipts for all recent works completed on the vehicle, a Retro Sound modern radio and the original Birth Certificate from Volkswagen confirming its Australian delivery.
Be it on the beach or show field this wonderfully fun Microbus is ready to be enjoyed. Rarely available originally in RHD, let alone in Australia, this Samba is one for the collector. With examples achieving high values in auctions across the globe don’t miss this opportunity to invest in one of the most iconic cars of the past century.