1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108

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1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window

Sold for € 50,600 (US$ 54,653) inc. premium
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window
Chassis no. 247101108
•Desirable early 'split-window' model
•Restored in 2018
•Original colour combination
•Registered in Greece

Footnotes

  • 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.

    This beautiful VW 21-window Microbus was completely restored to original specification in 2018 using the M-Code and VIN plate for guidance. The vehicle is finished in Titian Red with beige-grey upholstery, and retains Deluxe features such as the original Sapphire V radio, dashboard clock, and correct 'Wolfsburg' crest on the steering wheel. Displacing 2,110cc, the engine breathes via twin Dell'Orto carburettors, providing a level of performance far in excess of the original's. Offered with Greek 'historic' registration papers.

    Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21 vitres 1967
    Châssis n° 247101108

    •Séduisante première version à parebrise double
    •Restauré en 2018
    •Harmonie de teintes d'origine
    •Immatriculé en Grèce

    Le Volkswagen Type 2 se reconnaît aussi facilement que l'immortelle Coccinelle et il est tout aussi emblématique qu'elle. Lui et ses dérivés connurent une carrière encore plus longue qu'elle. Il fut à l'origine imaginé à la fin des années 1940 par un agent Volkswagen hollandais, Ben Pon, qui établit les plans d'un fourgon basé sur le soubassement et la mécanique de la Coccinelle. Connu sous le nom de Volkswagen Type 2 (le Type 1 étant la Coccinelle), ce fruit des efforts de Pon vit le jour en 1950 et donna presque immédiatement naissance à un impressionnant foisonnement de versions adaptées à une vaste éventail d'activités professionnelles ou privées. Cette première version reprenait de la Coccinelle son moteur arrière 1 200 cm3 refroidi par air et sa boîte à quatre rapports, dont les démultiplications avaient été adaptées au supplément de poids du fourgon. Au fil de son développement, les moteurs progressèrent en taille et en performance, en même temps que s'amélioraient le confort et la tenue de route.

    Ce magnifique Minibus VW à 21 vitres fut totalement restauré en 2018 selon sa définition d'origine, à l'aide du VIN et du code année-modèle mentionnés sur sa plaque. Il est rouge Titien avec un garnissage gris-beige, et il bénéficie de la finition Deluxe : autoradio Sapphire V d'origine, montre de bord et volant orné de la bonne version de l'emblème de Wolfsburg. Son moteur de 2 110 cm3 alimenté par deux carburateurs Dell'Orto lui assure des performances très au-delà de celles du modèle d'origine. Il est proposé avec ses documents grecs d'immatriculation en catégorie "collection".

Saleroom notices

  • Further research into this car has revealed that the chassis number relates to a Type 2 Transporter, which suggests that the car has been restored/recreated as a 21 Window Bus using that as its basis. Des recherches supplémentaires ont révélé que ce numéro de châssis concerne un Transporter Type 2. Il faut donc considérer que ce véhicule a été restauré / recréé comme un Bus 21 fenêtres utilisant la base d'un T1.
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1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Minibus Deluxe 21-Window    Chassis no. 247101108
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