Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • Mileage 
    69 809 km / 43 378 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    44368639
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

This classic car is for sale on Catawiki. To have more information or to place a bid click on the "BID NOW" button. .I would like to introduce you to this Volkswagen T1 van, the popular 23-window Samba version. Of course it has the authentic Safari foldout windows. The van was imported during the corona period, the idea was to refurbish it entirely. Unfortunately I could not find the time to do this, which is why I’m now offering this Samba up for sale (it is not an original Samba).

I found this Volkswagen Kombi in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and imported it to the Netherlands. On arrival, the engine and brakes did not work properly; these have been checked. The van now starts fine again. Brakes work, but still need to be adjusted exactly.

We ordered completely new seat upholstery from Brazil, which has been fitted. New upholstery for the front seats and rear benches in beautiful grey leatherette (still in plastic). New door cards have been placed. The pictures say it all.

The lacquer on this T1 van isn’t very good; but it does have lots of patina and appeal. No major dents or scratches, so we think it looks nice like this. The azure blue colour combined with the lotus white roof and chrome trim attracts a lot of attention.

The chassis, the axles and the electrical system still need to be checked and some welding will be required. The white walls on the tyres give this Samba a cool look. This nearly 50-year-old van has traces of wear, naturally. The can mostly needs TLC (tender, love and care). One thing is certain: you will attract a lot of attention if you refurbish this van.

The van is imported to the Netherlands (still has the Brazilian license). All import fees have been paid of course and the Brazilian registration papers and customs papers will be included. A purchase invoice with all of the numbers will be included so the van can be registered in the future. As said before, the van must be checked and repaired. The van is therefore offered “as is” and no warranty applies to a private sale.

We recommend you check the van in advance, before you place a bid. This is NO RESERVE auction; the goes to the highest bidder. Please pick up within 14 days after the auction. We wish you a lot of fun bidding on this car.