1963 Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) Sunroof Deluxe/Samba Microbus

$70,000

Year
1963
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Type 2 (T1)
Stock
1545
Vin
BH3062
Miles
63,741
Engine Size
1500 CC
Transmission Type
Manual
Drivetrain
RWD

The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, or, informally, as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is a forward control panel van introduced in 1950 by the German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model. Following – and initially deriving from Volkswagen's first model, the Type 1 (Beetle) – it was given the factory designation Type 2.

First generation (T1; 1950–1967)

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.

The Volkswagen Samba, in the United States also known as Sunroof Deluxe, was the most luxurious version of the T1. Volkswagen started producing Sambas in 1951.

In the USA Volkswagen vans were informally classified according to the number of windows they had. This particular model had 23 and later 21 windows including eight panoramic windows in the roof (the 23 window version had additional curved windows in the rear corners). To distinguish it from the normal Volkswagen van the name Samba was coined.

Instead of a sliding door at the side the Samba had two pivot doors. In addition the Samba had a fabric sunroof. At that time Volkswagen advertised with the idea of using the Samba to make tourist trips through the Alps.

Sambas were painted standard in two colors. Usually, the upper part was colored white. The two colored sections were separated by a decorative strip. Further the bus had a so-called "hat": at the front of the van the roof was just a little longer than the car itself to block the sun for the driver. The windows had chrome tables and the van had a more comprehensive dashboard than the normal T1.

When Volkswagen started producing the successor of the T1 (the T2) the company also stopped producing the Samba so there are no Sambas in later versions of the Transporter.

• CLEAN CA TITLE, THE ODOMETER SHOWS 63,741 KILOMETERS, NO MILES ON THE TITLE LIKE ALL THE OLD VEHICLES
• EXCELLENT 1500CC SINGLE PORT, ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTOR, NEW BATTERY
• SWING AXLE TRANSMISSION IN PERFECT WORKING CONDITION; DISC BRAKES, ALL BRAKES COMPLETELY REVISED
• VERY SOLID BUS, HAS A SUNROOF
• BRAND NEW HEADLINER ON BOTH RAGTOP AND THE REST OF THE CEILING; SAFARIS WINDOWS, BRAND NEW RAGTOP
• ALL LIGHTS AND TURN SIGNALS WORK
• ALL SEATS ARE THERE AND IN NICE CONDITION AS WELL AS ALL BELTS AND FRONT DOOR PANELS; NEW LIGHT BULBS ALL AROUND
• RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1500 CC
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Orange/White
Body Style
Van
Doors
3
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1963
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Type 2 (T1)
KM
63,741

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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