1959 VW Microbus D Luxe 23 Window "Samba"
This concours condition 1959 VW Microbus D Luxe 23 Window "Samba" is in Sealing Wax Red and Beige Grey.
Volkswagen designed the 23-window Sunroof Deluxe with Alpine sightseeing and mountain touring in mind, and this machine now stands ready for that mission. The bus is equipped with the 40 HP version of the air-cooled flat 4-cylinder engine that was remanufactured and restored to a high level of production detail.
- 40 HP engine with less than 450 miles after restoration
- Rebuilt split transmission with RGB
- Rebuilt front beam
- 4-corner drum brakes
- Safari front windows
- Period correct interior panels, seat covers and German Mohair headliner sourced by a marque specialist
- Two stage paint
- Certificate of Authenticity from Volkswagen
This Volkswagen has now traveled fewer than 450 miles since the restoration. The engine is backed up by a split-case transmission with reduction gearbox. Four-corner drum brakes work with a rebuilt front beam and independent suspension for Alps-ready road handling from the forward-control rear-engine van.
The straightened body was painted into its original factory two-tone white-over-red paint scheme and fitted with a new fabric sunroof assembly. Safari split front windows open to deliver fresh air into the minimalist-yet-spacious gray-and-white cabin that was restored to 1959 specification with period-correct interior panels, seat-cover materials and a German mohair headliner sourced by way of a marque specialist.
The Deluxe 23-Window Bus’s provenance prior to this restoration is confirmed by its Volkswagen Certificate of Authenticity.
Winner of Best Luxury Bus at Kelley Park Vintage Volkswagen Show 2017 in San Jose, California.
To put a nice bow on the exhaustive restoration process, this Microbus comes with a collection of more than 400 photographs that chronicle its current award-winning condition.
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