1967 Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) Splitwindow Van 21 windows DeluxeSOLD
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Estimate: $45,000-$55,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

Specifications:
1,776 cc horizontally opposed overhead valve Bergmann Performance four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5"

The top-of the line DeLuxe Microbus, "The Cadillac of Volkswagens", as its nickname suggested, came with more elaborate trim and a list of amenities not available on other VWs. The 21-window variants of 1964-1967, particularly those with the massive factory sunroof, are the most rare and sought-after of the entire Microbus series.

The 1967 Volkswagen Type II DeLuxe 21-Window Full Sunroof Microbus presented here is an especially desirable example. Representing the last of the split-windshield series, the 1967 models possessed beautiful styling and benefited from the introduction of many long overdue features, the most notable being an upgraded 12-volt electrical system.

Beginning with an accident and corrosion free Southern California Microbus, this splendid 21-Window, Sunroof Samba received a comprehensive restoration of the highest quality. The restoration created not only a Microbus of great beauty and reliability, but inherent design shortcomings associated with the early Type II Microbuses, such as insufficient power, quirky road handling, poor ventilation (sunroof closed) and a litany of lesser issues of a cosmetic and practical nature, were also rectified.

The standard 1,500cc, 53 horsepower engine was upgraded to a detailed and blueprinted 1,776cc Bergmann Performance engine with hydraulic lifters, a Bosch alternator, a Bosch 0.50 (Porsche) distributor, billet aluminum accessories, a custom hi-performance exhaust system and Weber carburetion. To cope with the increased power, a heavy duty Kennedy clutch was installed, the transaxle was rebuilt and strengthened, and shifting was improved by a Gene Berg shifter. The entire suspension was rebuilt, calibrated and adjusted for optimal handling, which is further enhanced by a set of polished Empi wheels and radial tires. Ventilation was vastly improved by the installation of Safari Windscreens and pop-open side windows. A rare and desirable roof rack is ready to handle any cargo that won ’ t fit in the tastefully executed, color-coordinated custom interior fitted with a “ killer ” stereo setup. Last, but not least, vehicle security is provided by a Code Alarm security system.

Since the restoration was completed, the bus has been stored in a climate-controlled showroom and has only covered approximately 2,000 clear-weather, break-in miles. It remains in perfectly preserved cosmetic and mechanical condition with only minimal evidence of road use apparent on the interior and detailed underside of the vehicle.

Reference Number 11670

as of 7/25/2007

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Car 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) Splitwindow Van 21 windows Deluxe
VIN 247092534 
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