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Volkswagen T1 Samba 23 Window '60

Volkswagen T1 Samba 23 Window  '60 (1960)

Reference CH1037
Make Volkswagen
Model T1 Samba 23 Window '60
Type berline
Construction year 1960
KM 88012
Cilinder displacement 1192
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
  • Known as "sunroof deluxe" in the US;
  • Samba stands for the luxury edition of the T1 with: chrome strips, a more complete dashboard and a canvas open roof standard;
  • The design of the Samba has not been followed on the T2 or T3;
  • Sambas are the most wanted version of the “T1 bus”;
  • Colour : Sealing Wax Red;
  • Professional ‘full blown restauration” as new;
  • History : New delivered in Germany; exported to USA
  • Maryland certificate title of 1962 / 1976 / 2015
  • Certificate of VW;
  • Document of the Belgian custom office; delivered with Belgian Documents

The Volkswagen Type 1, known officially, depending on body type as the Transporter, Kombi and Microbus, and informally as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is a panel van introduced in 1950 as its second car model – following and initially deriving from Volkswagen's first model, the Beetle , Type 1 (Beetle), it was given the factory designation Type 2. It is called today as T1.

As one of the forerunners of the modern cargo and passenger vans, the Type 2 gave rise to forward control competitors in the United States in the 1960s, including the Ford Econoline, the Dodge A100, and the Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan, the latter adopting the Type 2's rear-engine configuration. European competition included the 1960s FF layout Renault Estafette and the FR layout Ford Transit. The FF layout Citroën H Van though, pre-dated the VW by three years. As of January 2010, updated versions of the Type 2 remain in production in international markets— as a passenger van, as a cargo van, and as a pickup truck.

Like the Beetle, the van has received numerous nicknames worldwide, including the "microbus", "minibus",  and, due to its popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960s, "Hippie 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. From 1950 to 1956, the T1 was built in Wolfsburg; from 1956, it was built at the completely new Transporter factory in Hanover. Like the Beetle, the first Transporters used the 1100 Volkswagen air-cooled engine, an 1,131 ,  upgraded to the 1200 – an 1,192 cc in 1953.

  • Specifications
  • Bodywork
  • Length: cm (in): 428 (168.5)
  • Width: cm (in): 172 (67.7)
  • Height: cm (in): 194 (76.4)
  • Wheelbase: cm (in): 240 (94.5)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement: boxer-4 1191 cc, rear-mounted
  • Valve gear: 8
  • Fuel system: 1 carburetor
  • Gearbox: 4-speed manual
  • Driven wheels: rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power: 34 hp at 3200 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 67 Nm at 2000 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 90 km/h (58 mph)
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