The lower front cargo door hinge tore away from the body and has some screws holding it in place now. Interior is beautiful and done proper. The original grey paint underneath is very nice and has been well protected under the undercoat. This is where things get a little confusing. Semaphore switch and push buttom starter look proper. The winning bidder needs to contact me within 24 hours of auction end to make payment arrangements.
Camping versions were available through Westfalia, the official name is Westfalia-werke Wieddndruck. In 49 these lights were used. Winnebago also manufactures the Rialta from the standard EuroVan body. T5 In 2003, the Volkswagen T5 Transporter entered the market, but is not available to North American consumers. I reserve the right to end auction early. Standards usually came in two-tone paint schemes, and had middle and rear seats. With cable actuated brakes on an early car like this.
I'm not a dealer, but just a very passionate collector of classic cars and trucks. Power was sent to the front axle by a viscous coupling when required. There was an optional solid rear hatch available. Other details to note are the Wolfsburg crested horn button on the nice original Barndoor 3 spoke steering wheel, original dash grab handle, and the original footrest bar complete with the original rubber still intact on the end. Disclaimer People have different opinions and expectations of older vehicles. The small taillights, reflectors and brake light are also proper. Other details include a great running 36hp engine, a very nice original Barndoor transaxle, bubble taillights nice repros , glass reflectors, semaphores, brand new radial tires, and much more! Diesel and turbo-diesel options were also used.
This is where it all started. Brazilian bus have a lot of diversity, among American enthusiasts, it is common to refer to the different models by the number of their windows. If you are buying and paying for this classic, please contact your transporter after vehicle is picked up and within 2 hours please give me a positive feedback! Running board rubber technically should have thinner grooves but at the time of the restoration these parts were not available. New cap seal and the original rubber boot still intact, too. The standard models just had the headliner in the center of the roof. From 1950 through 1956 it was produced in Wolfsburg.
Other details to note are that the transaxle center section is a later tunnel case unit and the reduction boxes and spring plates are correct Barndoor. This impressively dry April 1954 Barndoor Panel Bus was originally delivered to and sold new in California and spent its entire life until last year in Downey, California. The restoration is very fresh and it has only been driven a few test miles. The body is in a very impressive and dry condition considering that it's never been restored and has now seen 58 years of life. Versions created until 1955 were known as the T1a. Optional was a pop-up top, tent, side awnings, camping stove, child sleeping cot, camping equipment, and portable chemical toilet, to name a few. To help carry this extra load, Volkswagen powered the T2 with a 1.
Type 2 T1 The Volkswagen Type 2 T1 was the first generation of the split window bus. Disclaimer People have different opinions and expectations of older vehicles. I can cooperate with your shipper. Over its entire production lifespan of nearly four decades, the design was virtually unchanged. It's believed that the Westy Weekender only came as a Wolfsburg Edition.
There were only hardboard panels for interior in the front cab section, covering the doors, roof, and behind the nose. The body is in a very impressive and dry condition considering that it's never been restored and has now seen 58 years of life. It actually refers to a bus with cargo doors on both sides, and doesn't necessarily mean a bus with the twin cargo doors - there are buses with a sliding door on each side, which is a rare configuration. It is your responsibility to personally inspect the vehicle or send a third-party inspector that will perform an inspection to your satisfaction. Here are some videos we took of the Bus in action last weekend. Since it was offered without reserve, the vehicle was going to be sold regardless of the bid.
To accommodate these larger power-plants, the engine bag grew in size, as did the cooling air inlets. Type 2 vehicles produced before 1971 are known as the T2a with those produced after 1972 called the T2b. Balance is to be paid via bank wire or a certified bank cashier's check. I reserve the right to end auction early. Pickup A model of bus that had a flat load bed with no fixed roof over the rear half of the vehicle. In 1955 the engine was modified to produce 36 horsepower and later increased 40 horsepower in 1959. Things look clean in the corners.
In 1955 this changed so that a slight overhang was resent with vents above the windshield. Nearly 4 decades of indoor hibernation, didn't move for the next 38 years until we purchased it in 2011. The term refers to the massive door at the back for access to the engine, but there are many other details that make a Barndoor Bus stand out from the others. This move greatly improved the vehicles performance. Square weave wool rugs and the proper luggage rails.