Pristine VW T1 Samba bus before auction

Monterey ( USA), August 1, 2014

When it comes to the iconic, legendary and rarest of all VW buses, usually the name T1 Samba will fall. The at the IAA 1951 presented recreational vehicle sold to its production end of 1967, although quite excellent, but now there are only very few copies. Most took the grate to find a Samba Bus in top condition, similar to the famous finding a needle in a haystack.

Faithfully restored in 2006

One of these peaks vehicles is now being offered by RM Auctions for auction. In the auction, which takes place from August 15 to 16 in Monterey, California, a 1966 VW T1 Samba will come under the hammer, which was faithfully restored in California in 2006. He has a two-tone paint in Powder Blue and Pearl White and should be located in the new car condition. Under the hood, this late Samba bus proposes a 1.5 - liter four-cylinder - heart with 40 hp. He has a large folding roof, the famous 21 windows, new tires, a documentary DVD of the restoration and even various bills? including the new car invoice.

Deluxe Micro Bus is likely to be expensive

This Deluxe Micro Bus, as the Americans call the T1 Samba so much seems to be a pretty perfect package. And for that RM Auctions will unfortunately see a decent chunk of money. Between 90,000 and 120,000 U.S. dollars (about 67000-90000 € ) are estimates . (sw)