1958 VW Samba

Type 2 - 23-window

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Station Wagon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Officially launched on November 12th 1949, Volkswagen''s Transporter line did not go on sale to the general public until March 1950. The most outstanding attribute - other than its creation of a market where there was none before - was its construction. For a commercial vehicle to have both chassis and body welded together was a very advanced idea, especially during a time when the next best thing available was the Morris J-Type van and Citroen''s Type H van, both oddly shaped and utilitarian at best.
Throughout the 1950s and into the ''60s most of the major changes to the Transporter range were cosmetic. The Type 2 model was also among the first commercial vehicles in which the driver was placed above the front wheels. As such, it started a trend in Europe, with the Ford Transit, among others, q