1961 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE T1 BULLI PANEL VAN - COYS AUCTIONS GRAND MARQUES SALE MECC Maastricht Forum 100, 6229 GV Maastricht Saturday 11th January 2019
GRAND MARQUES SALE
Forum 100, 6229 GV Maastricht
Saturday 11th January 2019
1961 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE T1 BULLI PANEL VAN
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 early versions of the T1 until 1955 were often called the “Barndoor” (retrospectively called T1a since the 1990s), owing to the enormous rear engine cover, while the later versions with a slightly modified body (the roofline above the windshield is extended), smaller engine bay, and 15” road wheels instead of the original 16” ones are nowadays called the T1b (again, only called this since the 1990s, based on VW’s retrospective T1,2,3,4 etc. naming system.). From the 1964 model year, when the rear door was made wider (same as on the bay-window or T2), the vehicle could be referred to as the T1c. 1964 also saw the introduction of an optional sliding door for the passenger/cargo area instead of the outwardly hinged doors typical of cargo vans.
This amazing rust-free California-sourced van is finished from new in Sealing Wax Red. Never welded and proudly wearing its Porsche Service Center livery, this lovely van still wears its original floors and panels. The interior has been retrimmed and the engine has been uprated with a 1600cc motor fitted. Part of a significant Porsche related collection, this is a fun vehicle which could either be used for a number of events or enjoyed just as it is.
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