Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966

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Lot 431
Volkswagen type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966

Sold for € 58,650 (US$ 65,312) inc. premium
Volkswagen type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Châssis n° 266001010

•Modèle emblématique
•Bien restaurée
•4 286 kilomètres d'origine

Aussi identifiable que l'immortelle « Coccinelle » elle-même, et véhicule culte en soi, le Volkswagen type 2 et ses dérivés ont même connu une période de production plus longue que la berline qui leur sert de base. La version originale avait été conçue à la fin des années 1940 par un agent Volkswagen hollandais, Ben Pon, qui avait tracé les plans d'un utilitaire reprenant la plate-forme et la mécanique de la Coccinelle. Connu sous l'appellation de Volkswagen type 2 (le type 1 étant la berline), le résultat des efforts de Pon prit corps en 1950 et fut décliné presque immédiatement en une multitude de versions dédiées à toutes sortes d'activités domestiques et commerciales. La version d'origine reprenait le moteur 1 200 cm3 refroidi par air et la boîte à quatre rapport de la Coccinelle, cette dernière étagée pour s'adapter au poids supérieur de l'utilitaire. Le moteur grimpa en cylindrée et en puissance, tandis que le confort et le comportement étaient améliorés au fil des modifications. En 1968, lorsqu'intervint la première refonte de ce concept très réussi, près de 2 millions avaient été vendus dans le monde entier. Le remplaçant, également baptisé type 2, était entièrement nouveau, plus grand et plus habitable que le précédant, mais toujours doté d'un moteur arrière. La plus grosse différence était le pare-brise courbé d'une seule pièce, qui valut au modèle son sobriquet de « Baie », la version originale avec son pare-brise en deux parties devenant pour les amateurs le « Splittie ».

Très bien restauré, ce Volkswagen type 2 a été utilisé comme véhicule promotionnel et affiche un total de 4 286 km au compteur. La voiture est immatriculée aux Pays-Bas et sera vendue avec son dossier historique.

1966 Volkswagen Type 2 T1 Transporter Crew Cab Pickup
Chassis no. 266001010

•Iconic model
•Well restored
•4,286 kilometres recorded

As readily recognisable as the immortal 'Beetle' itself and a 'cult' vehicle in its own right, the Volkswagen 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 floor pan 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. The original retained the Beetle's rear-mounted 1,200cc air-cooled engine and four-speed gearbox, the latter suitably re-ratioed to cope with the van's greater weight. Engines grew in size and power while both handling and comfort improved as development progressed. By 1968, when the first major revision of this outstandingly successful design occurred, almost two million had been sold worldwide. The replacement, also called 'Type 2', was an entirely new vehicle, larger and roomier than before but still rear-engined. The most obvious difference was the newcomer's single-piece wraparound windscreen, giving this model its 'Bay' sobriquet, whereupon the original, with its two-piece split screen, became know to devotees as the 'Splittie'.

Very well restored, this Volkswagen Type 2 has been used as a promotional vehicle and currently displays a total of 4,286 kilometres on the odometer. The car is registered in the Netherlands and comes with a history file.

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Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
Volkswagen  type 2 T1 pickup à cabine 1966
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