1967 Volkswagen 21-Window Samba Bus
Chassis no. 257024912
As readily recognizable as the immortal 'Beetle' itself, the VW 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 floorpan 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.
Perhaps the most iconic variant was the 21-window 'Samba' bus, its skylight windows and Golde sunroof becoming design hallmarks of the model. The example offered here is recently out of a comprehensive four-year restoration, and has lived in the state of Washington for much of its life.
Power is provided by a 108hp motor built built by well-known Gene Burg of California, mated to a factory four-speed gearbox. The vendor reports that all sheet metal and floor pans are original to the vehicle, while the interior has been retrimmed in a deluxe oatmeal hue. The bus retains Deluxe trim as well as its original radio and features a roof rack for extra storage while touring. Having been treated to extensive restoration, this 'Samba' presents beautifully in two-tone red and white, and is ready to explore new territories with a new owner. Sold on a Washington Certificate of Title.