Coys Auction - The Nürburgring
Saturday 14 August 2010
Motor Cars at 16:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: TBA
The first generation of the Volkswagen Type 2 with the split windshield, informally called the Microbus, Splitscreen, or Splittie among modern fans, was produced from 8 March 1950 through the end of the 1967 model year. From 1950 to 1956, the T1 was built in Wolfsburg; from 1956 it was built at the completely new Transporter factory in Hanover. Like the Beetle, the first Transporters used the 1100 Volkswagen air cooled engine, an 1,131 cubic centimetres DIN-rated 18 kilowatts (24 PS; 24 bhp), air-cooled flat-four cylinder ‘boxer‘ engine mounted in the rear. This was upgraded to the 1200 - an 1,192 cubic centimetres (72.7 cu in) 22 kilowatts (30 PS; 30 bhp) in 1953.
A higher compression ratio became standard in 1955; while an unusual early version of the 30 kilowatts (41 PS; 40 bhp) engine debuted