1959 Volkswagen Bus 19-Window Â
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Bus/Vanagon
- SubModel: Bus 19-Window Â
- Type: Van Camper
- Trim: Bus 19-Window Â
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 98,855
- VIN: 11316
- Color: White Lotus and Light Gray
- Engine size: 1.2 FLAT 4
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: original gray and white
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1959 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Bus 19-Window Â1959 Volkswagen Bus 19-Window Description
1959 Volkswagen Bus 19-WindowThis bus underwent a complete restoration with new and original VW materials and has been customized into a 19-window Splittie variant Original 1.2L flat, air-cooled four-cylinder engine Four-speed manual transmission White Lotus and Light Gray exterior with original gray and white upholstery inside Hella headlights and VDO gauges Original sunroof and original wheels Original banana-model arrows
Early first-generation VW Type 1 Transporters, better known here as the VW Bus, are becoming rarer as time goes on. This example was built at Volkwagenâ€™s Transporter factory in Hanover, West Germany. It underwent a complete restoration with new and original Volkswagen materials was customized into a 19-window Split-Window or Splittie variant.
Finished in a White Lotus over Light Gray, the exterior is in overall great condition. Both sections of the split windshield are finished in chrome and flip-out for extra ventilation. The bodywork with its Hella headlights, is solid and straight and includes the vanâ€™s original sunroof and original banana-model arrows. The engine bay is exceptionally tidy, the bumperettes with overriders look fantastic.
This Splittie rolls on Goodyear tires, size 6.40-15 at all four corners. Each tire surrounds factory full moon wheel covers with gray beauty rings. The tires and wheels are in very good order.
In the back is the original 1.2L flat, air-cooled four-cylinder engine buttoned to a four-speed manual transmission.
Inside, the original gray and white upholstery makes this a true time capsule vehicle. The seats have been wrapped in clear plastic to preserve the original patina. On the floor are black mats that are in decent order. A two-spoke steering wheel faces the driver. The dashboard, with its VDO gauges is in satisfactory shape while the inner door liners exhibit the same patina as the seats.
The first generation of the Volkswagen Type 2 with the split windshield, informally called the Microbus, Splitscreen, or Splittie among modern fans, was produced from March 8,1950 through the end of the 1967 model year. Like the Beetle, the first Transporters used the 1100 Volkswagen motor, a 1.1L air-cooled flat-four-cylinder â€˜boxerâ€™ engine mounted in the rear. This was upgraded to the 1.2L in 1953.
Competition to this VW Bus included Chevroletâ€™s Greenbrier (Corvan) (1961), and G-10 Sportvan (1965), Dodgeâ€™s A100 (1964) Fordâ€™s Econoline (1961) and GMCâ€™s Handi-Bus (1965).
Classic VW fans or fans of vans in general, this Splittie is not something you should pass by without stopping by MotoeXotica Classic Cars and examining up close.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 98,855 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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