Volkswagen T1 Bus 1973 for sale

2018 Sep 14


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Recently restored and modestly updated, we are told this is a Brazilian Volkswagen Type 2 15-window Splitscreen (or ‘Splittie’) Deluxe Kombi Microbus, built and first registered in 1973. It is believed to have spent the majority of its life in its home country before being imported here into the UK in November 2010. The vendor is the third UK owner.

The current owner has owned the VW for the past five years, during which time he has spent a fortune with Sharp Customs, commissioning the firm to create the stunning nine-seat minibus you see today. Beautifully finished inside and out, and showing the mechanically robustness for which they are famed, the Microbus comes with the private number plate ’20 WCX’, which is worth a hefty four-figure sum all by itself.

The two-tone, Turkis Blue-and-white coachwork is in pristine condition thanks to a recent professional respray. The job was clearly done by someone who knew what they were doing as the finish is fabulous and the flanks are, unlike many VW vans we see, free of ripples and marks. The panel shutlines are tight and even too; this, combined with such that top-notch respray, means the van looks way better than the majority you’ll see on the roads today.

The brightwork is in fine fettle too, as are the painted bumpers and sidesteps. The painted steel wheels and chromed hubcaps look fabulous and are shod with tyres with plenty of tread.

The vehicle is solid too, having spent most of its life in balmy Brazil rather than being peppered with four decades of European salt water, snow and ice. This is an important consideration given the flood of poorly restored, heavily undersealed examples that are floating around the marketplace trying to find an owner with more money than experience…more text on our website

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The vehicle can be viewed with us in Abingdon, South Oxfordshire.

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