The T1 generation of Type 2 buses are among the most desirable of all classic air-cooled Volkswagens, particularly those of the 21 and 23-window configurations. This 1966 Volkswagen Type 2 comes finished in two-tone Lotus White and red over a two-tone grey and white interior and was converted to a 23-window model as part of its restoration by Overland Importers in 2022. The restoration included a rebuild of the 1.5-liter flat-four-cylinder engine and 4-speed manual trans axel, overhauls of the suspension, steering, braking, and electrical systems, fresh paint, a reupholstered interior, and more. It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Georgia.
During its restoration in 2021, this Type 2 was refinished in two-tone Lotus White and red and fitted with Alpine roof windows, pop-out side windows, and a split windshield with pop-out front glass. Details include chrome bumpers and bright trim, a retractable vinyl roof, dual roof racks with wood slats, a side ladder with wood steps, and a set of Lotus White finished steel wheels with chrome Volkswagen hub caps and trim rings. The wheels come dressed in a set of Nexen White Stripe tires. Additional images are provided in the gallery.
The nine-passenger cabin was re-trimmed during the restoration and features three rows of bench seating upholstered in two-tone grey and white vinyl, which extends to the side and door panels. Features include a folding second row, black carpets, an overhead ventilation console, a second-row padded bulkhead, and seat belts for nine. The seller confirms that all gauges, electronics, and accessories are working properly.
Power comes from an air-cooled 1500cc 4-cylinder engine which drives the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed manual transaxle. The seller reports the engine and transmission were rebuilt during the restoration while the suspension, steering, and braking systems were also refurbished. Some notable items include a new carburetor, ignition coil, spark plugs and wires, voltage regulator, wiring harness, a graduated crank pulley, and adjustable tensioner and alternator pulleys.
This sale will include a bill of sale.