Originally launched in 1951 as the most luxurious version of the VW T1 van, the Samba was designed and built to the ultimate touring variant.
This particular example is a genuine 1966 21 window model, built in Germany and initially delivered to Finland.
This van has had its metalwork and paint meticulously restored by JMA Refinishers in the correct original colour scheme – a beautiful two-tone Velvet Green over Cumulus White with silver-white bumpers. As you can see from the pictures, the underside and engine bay are also in fantastic condition.
There are also some extras that are not currently fitted that will be available like the round mirrors and the sill strips.
Along with the paintwork restoration, the powertrain has also undergone some fettling with a stock 1600 engine coupled with a 1303 gearbox with independent rear suspension.
The inside of the van has been retrimmed by interior specialist Deliliah’s in a traditional and period-correct cream and brown with new wooden units and cabinets built from scratch by a local cabinet maker. Extras include a sink next to the rear bench and there is also an extra cabinet with a gas hob that has not yet been fitted – this is designed to be attached to the inside of the side door.
This is a truly exceptional example of the hugely popular Type 1 van that has been restored and updated to the highest standard and finished in a stunning colour scheme.
To arrange a viewing, please get in contact now on 07388 328229.
Please note that viewing is strictly by appointment only.