Now being offered from the personal collection of one of PCARMARKET’s principles executives is this fully restored 1965 Volkswagen T1 Samba 21-Window Bus finished in a classic Green and White color combination. Representing Volkswagen’s most luxurious T1 bus variant, this Samba features a sought after 21-window configuration as well as a retractable cloth sunroof, front seat walkthrough and pivot-hinged side doors. Having been treated to an incredibly high-quality full restoration in the early 2000's before being purchased by its current owner in 2013, this immaculate 1965 example has been kept on display in a prominent east-coast Porsche collection and museum with only a few hundred miles driven ever since. As one of the most desirable and beautifully restored VW T1’s on the market, this museum-quality 1965 Samba offers a very special opportunity to any passionate vintage car collector.
The two-tone Green and White finish on this bus remains in absolutely pristine condition. All exterior trim and brightwork has been painstakingly restored in addition to the wheels. This T1 is characterized by its 21-window layout, retractable cloth sunroof and pivot-hinged side doors. Other noteworthy features include pop-out front quarter windows, safari front windows and a roof rack. Images from the restoration are available in the photo gallery.
Inside, the cabin of this T1 has been completely restored with period-correct trim and upholstery. This Samba showcases a highly desirable front seat walkthrough configuration as well as a cabin air vent system. The interior is noted to be in exemplary concours condition with all gauges and electrical components remaining fully operational.
The 1600cc 4-cylinder engine has been fully rebuilt and tuned to OEM specifications. Since the current owner’s purchase in 2013, this T1 has been completely refreshed and driven only a few hundred miles while being filled up with high quality ethanol-free VP fuel only. All routine maintenance is up to date and this bus is reported to be in like-new driving condition with only 3916 miles displayed on the odometer. This VW has been thoroughly vetted by an experienced technician and the seller would also be more than happy to accommodate a full PPI.
The sale of this incredible Samba bus will include keys, a vintage Volkswagen advertisement and a clear title. A true cultural icon, this exceptional 21-window VW Samba makes the perfect addition to any world class car collection.