You could step right back into the swinging 60s with this rare 21-window VW Microbus Deluxe.
The 1964 model is one of the rarest examples of the iconic Microbus, painstakingly restored to its immaculate original state.
The VW Microbus is presented in original turquoise with fully refinished interior and period-correct trim.
Tune into the VW Microbus Blaupunkt “picnic” radio
It includes a period luggage set and Blaupunkt “picnic” radio.
Introduced in 1950, the Volkswagen Type 2 was the German car manufacturer’s second model offering, after the original Type 1 “Beetle”.
Meant as a utilitarian workhorse for post-WWII Europe, the Type 2 evolved into countless variants and, most notably, earned cult-like status in the Southern California surfing community. Today it retains its world wide appeal.
Restoration made a great VW Microbus even better
As an already exceedingly original and rust-free example, the current owner decided a total restoration would make a good thing even better.
While it looks like the original, the Microbus now boasts a more powerful 2,007-cc four-cylinder engine – custom designed to look like the original motor – and rebuilt four-speed manual transmission, with upgraded gearing.
Perched inside the cabin, the driver is immediately greeted by a “barn door” steering wheel (a popular retrofit from 1955 and earlier buses), along with authentic gauges and original dash-mounted clock.
The nut and bolt restoration was completed in June 2016.
The most coveted example of the legendary VW Microbus
While enormously popular when new, this 21-window Type 2, finished in Deluxe trim, represents one of the rarest and most coveted examples of VW’s legendary Microbus.
Valued at £65,000-£90,000, the VW Microbus comes up for sale at RM Sotheby’s Ritz-Carlton sale in Florida on Saturday, March 10.
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