West Coast Classics are proud to present a rare and recently fully frame up restored example of this 1975 Volkswagen Bus conversion tribute 23 Window Deluxe Samba Microbus with skylight windows and cloth sunroof!
This a highly desirable restoration and conversion tribute to a collectible Type 24 Bus (Deluxe 9 passenger Microbus). Most Deluxe Microbuses were ordered as Samba models (a $160 option) that included a sliding canvas sunroof flanked by 4 skylight windows on each side of the roof (that's a 23 window bus through model 1963 and a 21 window bus starting in model year 1964). The deluxe Microbus was Volkswagens top-of-the-line transporter.
This is a superbly completed striking tribute to the iconic Type 24 Bus (Deluxe 9 passenger Microbus) which were originally marketed for touring the Alps with small skylight windows embedded into the roof for added viewing capabilities and were manufactured with the highest trim level available which included trim strips along the beltline and a dash clock! Most Deluxe Microbuses were ordered as Samba models (a $160 option) that included a sliding canvas 'Golde' sunroof flanked by the 4 skylight windows on each side of the roof.
The body is razor straight and all the door and panel fits are original and as they should be and the bus is fitted with highly desirable 'original German' Safari front windows. The bus was finished in a very professional and a gorgeous two-tone color combination of blue and white paint and the bus has an absolutely beautiful all new Gray & White interior and a carpeted rear deck!
The engine was completely rebuilt with an updated 1600 single carb engine and some of the recently replaced parts include new brakes, tires, shocks and a new wooden luggage rack! This bus must be driven to be fully appreciated - the engine is extremely strong and responsive with excellent oil pressure and no oil leaks and which sounds absolutely magnificent, the original factory 4 speed transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears, the van brakes great and the engine temperature always remains cool.
We at West Coast Classics have over the years sold many virtually identical, if not inferior, examples of these original M code 21 & 23 window model buses and it is now patently obvious that these are the Volkswagens that collectors and enthusiasts around the world are seeking with increasing fervor and you will certainly look long and hard to find a finer restored and always rust free original example of this iconic 23 Window Samba Bus conversion available anywhere else!