1967 VW Samba

21-window Deluxe Microbus

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black/Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: SAM6A Chassis Number: 247008575
The first generation of Volkswagen buses were built from 1949 to 1967 and are known as split-window buses or ‘splitties‘. The splitties sported a split windscreen along with a sweeping v-line front and a large VW emblem. These buses were 170 cubic feet (about 4.8 cubic meters) in volume and were considered spacious. Splitties came in many guises; barn door, panel, kombi, standard, deluxe, ambulance, single and double cab, walk-through, double door, semaphore and safari are just a few. The Microbus was introduced in 1950. This had nicer upholstery, two-tone paint, engine adjustments and the shape of front bumper changed. The big cast aluminium ‘VW‘ logo appeared on the front and back. During 1963 the engine size increased to 1500cc and also the sliding side door became available as an option. In 1967 the elec