Lot C559


1965 Volkswagen ‘Split Screen’ Deluxe ’21 Window’ Microbus – one family owner
Reg. no. DYB 907C
Chassis no. 245113036
Engine no. Unknown
The Volkswagen Type 2 was introduced in 1950 as a multi-variant utility vehicle, known as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus (depending on body type), and was devised as an evolution of the Volkswagen Type 1, the original Beetle. The first generation of these versatile vehicles (named the T1) was produced with distinctive split-screens from 1950 until 1967. Only two models were originally offered, the Kombi and the Commercial, the Microbus was added in May 1950, and was joined by the Deluxe Microbus in June 1951. The Deluxe Microbus (known as the ‘Sunroof Deluxe\\\' in America) was the most luxurious version of the Volkswagen Transporter T1. The Deluxe model featured eight rear side windows and two rear corner windows, making it the \\\'15-window\\\' but was not available in Europe. Meanwhile, the European-market Deluxe Microbus, with its additional eight small skylight windows is, accordingly, the \\\'23-window\\\'. From the 1964 model year with its wider rear door, the rear corner windows were discontinued, making the latter two, the 13-window and 21-window respectively.
DYB 907C has been cherished all of its life by its original owners and regularly MOT’d by a local garage. Having spoken with the garage owner it is clear that the mileage between MOTs was very low and each year, any work that was required to gain a new MOT, was carried out. There are copies in the file of MOT certificates, and copies of a few bills. In addition, there is a V5C, two service booklets from the 1970s, and the original service booklet from new. Delivered to us in running condition, we understand that there is a slight exhaust blow and a historical gearbox oil leak that will require investigation. By repute, this camper received a replacement engine at about 100,000 miles, but otherwise it appears in very original condition, even down to the fold-down gas stove and removeable table - features often lost.

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