1965 VW Type 2

Panel Van - The Who Magic Bus

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Station Wagon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White 'The Who' red/white/blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Sunday 23 May 2010 at 3pm
Registration Number: APO 399C Chassis Number: 215149119
In 2007, Volkswagen celebrated their 60th anniversary by staging a huge event in Hanover, Germany. These celebrations included a concert by music legends The Who. This was a massive success, and the audience, made up of Who and VW fans alike, erupted when they performed their 1967 hit ‘Magic Bus’. Though not originally about a VW, the classic track has become an anthem for VW bus owners, and links between The Who and the Volkswagen bus go back as far as 1965, and indeed, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend both enjoy VW ownership to this day.
After the celebrations the Idea to create a ‘real’ magic bus came into being.
Roger Daltrey is a long standing patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, and with the help of Volkswagen Commercials AG, who donated the vehicle, the idea finally became reality. The Magic Bus would be raffled and the proceeds donated to TCT