2011 san diego international auto show the volkswagen bus provided by the san diego air cooled syndicate and strictly vintage 2's. these bus were very cool with all the trick stuff. The Volkswagen Type 2, officially known as the Transporter or informally as Bus, was a panel van introduced in 1950 by German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model — following and initially deriving from Volkswagen's first model, the Type 1 (Beetle). As one of the forerunners of the modern cargo and passenger van, The Type 2 gave rise to competitors in the United States and Europe, including the Ford Econoline, Dodge A100, and the Corvair 95 Corvan, the latter adopting the Type 2's rear-engine configuration. As of January 2010[update], updated versions of the Type 2 remain in production international markets — as a passenger van, cargo van, and as a pickup truck. Like the Beetle, the van has received numerous nicknames worldwide, includiing the "microbus", "minibus", "kombi" and, due to its popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960s, "hippie van". The concept for the Type 2 is credited to Dutch Volkswagen importer Ben Pon. (It has similarities in concept to the 1920s Rumpler Tropfenwagen and 1930s Dymaxion car by Buckminster Fuller, neither of which reached production.) Pon visited Wolfsburg in 1946, intending to purchase Type 1s for import to Holland, where he saw an improvised parts-mover and realized something better was possible, using the stock Type 1 pan. He returned to the factory close the deal, and in a doodle dated 23 April 1947 drew the first sketches of the van. He posited a payload of 690 kg (1,500 lb), with the driver at the very front. Production would have to wait, however, as the factory was having difficulties even maintaining Type 1 output. When this abruptly changed, it took a short three months to produce a prototype, which was known internally as the Type 29. It was soon realized the stock Type 1 pan was too weak, and a ladder chassis with unit body construction was produced, instead; by coincidence, the wheelbase was the same as the Type 1's. Engineers reused the reduction gear originated on the Type 81, enabling the 1.5 ton van to use a 25 hp (19 kW) flat four. Although the aerodynamics of the first prototypes were poor (the original drag coefficient was 0.75), optimisation took place at the wind tunnel of the Technical University of Braunschweig. It was learned simple changes, such as adding a "vee" to the windshield and roofline, made a big difference. The production Type 2 was aerodynamically superior to the Type 1, with a Cd of 0.44, compared to 0.48. Volkswagen's new chief executive officer Heinz Nordhoff (appointed 1 January 1948) approved the van for production 19 May 1949, and the first production model rolled off the assembly line to debut 12 November, now designated Type 2. Only two models were offered, the Kombi (with middle and rear seats that were easily removable by one person, and two side windows) and the Commercial; the Microbus was added in May 1950, joined by the Deluxe Microbus in June 1951. In all, 9,541 Type 2s were produced in the first year. An ambulance model was added in December 1951, which repositioned the fuel tank in front of the transaxle and the spare tire behind the front seat, while adding a "tailgate"-style rear door. These features became standard on the Type 2 from 1955 to 1967. 11,805 Type 2s were built in the 1951 model year. These were joined by a single-cab pickup in August 1952, and it changed the least of the Type 2s until all were heavily modified in 1968. Unlike other rear engine Volkswagens, which evolved constantly over time but never saw the introduction of all-new models, the Transporter not only evolved, but was completely revised periodically with variations referred to as versions "T1" to "T5," although only generations T1 to T3 (or T25 as it is called in Ireland and Great Britain) can be seen as directly related to the Beetle (see below for details). The Type 2, along with the 1947 Citroën H Van, among the first 'forward control' vans in which the driver was placed above the front roadwheels. It started a trend in Europe, where the 1952 GM Bedford CA, 1960 BMC Morris J4, and 1960 Commer FC copied the concept. In the United States, the Corvair-based Chevrolet Corvan cargo van and Greenbrier passenger van went so far as to copy the Type 2's rear-engine layout, using the Corvair's horizontally-opposed, air-cooled engine for power. Except for the Greenbrier and various 1950s-70s Fiat minivans, the Type 2 remained unique in being rear-engined. This was a disadvantage for the early "barndoor" Panel Vans, which couldn't easily be loaded from the rear due to the engine cover intruding on interior space, but generally advantageous in traction and interior noise
1976 VOLKSWAGEN CAMPER - ROUGHING IT?
HERE IS A VERY RARE ORIGINAL LOW MILEAGE ICON FROM THE PAST. IT HAPPENS TO
BE A SECOND OWNER VOLKSWAGEN BUS CAMPER. THIS VEHICLE IS EXTRAORDINARY.
FIRST BECAUSE YOU DON'T SEE MANY VW BUS AROUND, SECONDLY BECAUSE ITS IN
PRISTINE CONDITION, THIRD, BECAUSE ITS A RARE CAMPER EDITION, AND FOURTH
BECAUSE ITS AN ORIGINAL SURVIVOR. FEATURES INCLUDE SWIVEL FRONT SEATS,
LUGGAGE RACK OVER THE CAB, A FUNCTIONING GAS STOVE, REFRIGERATOR, KITCHEN
TABLE, STORAGE, POP-UP CAMPER TOP THAT SLEEPS TWO, A FOLD OUT FUTON THAT
SLEEPS ANOTHER TWO, A CHILD'S HAMMOCK, AND A ROLL-OUT AWNING, IDEAL FOR
SITTING OUTSIDE IN THE SHADE. THERE ARE TWO BATTERIES SHOWN IN BACK. ONE
IS FOR THE VEHICLE ITSELF, AND THE OTHER FOR ALL CAMPER ACCESSORIES. THIS
VW BUS IS ALL ORIGINAL, BOUGHT NEW IN '76, SAT IN STORAGE FOR 14 YEARS
UNTIL BOUGHT FROM THE ORIGINAL FAMILY. THE ORIGINAL SPARE TIRE AND COVER
IS STILL MOUNTED IN FRONT. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THIS ORIGINAL
The Coolest VW Bus in the World video 1
http://www.socalbeachmag.net Come with us behind the scenes on our photo
shoot with an amazing 1972 Volkswagen VW Bus classic photographed while on
a photo shoot in Mission Beach for SoCal Beaches Magazine.
Forgotten Volkswagen SO-23 Split Window Camper Bus. 1961 VW Bus.
We got a call about a possible Forgotten Volkswagen Bus located in Mission
Viejo California. We started making plans to head down and check out the
bus. Original plans included the girls and I making a stop at Disneyland
and picking the bus up on our way home. The day before we planned to take
the trip we had some things come up that made it impossible for my wife and
daughters to come along on the trip. I had already committed to deliver a
car to Las Vegas and had made plans with the owner of the bus to stop by
that weekend so we did a 3 day trip down and back to pick up this bus.
Left Saturday night at 8:00 PM and arrived in Mission Viejo Sunday at about
noon. By 9:00 Sunday night I was ready for a break so we stopped in Primm
Nevada for the night and finished the last leg of the journey home Monday.
This old bus has sat since 1980 outside and was located very close to the
coast. It is very rusty and in pretty rough shape. This bus is very
fixable and worth being saved. Hope to have some updates on it soon.
Thanks for watching.
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vw kombi bus T1 15 win luxo
La passione per VW KOMBI è il sentimento che lega la nostra iniziativa con
limpegno che mettiamo per realizzare il fedele ripristino !
1977 Automatic VW Bus Test Drive
Visit http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1977-vw-bus-automatic/ to see this
beautiful, amazingly original 1977 VW Bus with automatic transmission for
sale by Sunset Classics in Minneapolis MN. This California bus has a
rebuilt engine, rebuilt automatic transmission, new tires, and it starts,
runs and drives great.
This bus still proudly wears all of its original 21 H Chrome Yellow paint!
It's amazing and hard to believe, but all of the yellow/orange paint you
see on this VW Bus for sale is original. With original paint you know you
don't have poor bodywork hiding under new paint. What you see is what you
get with this VW Bus. You wouldn't expect 34 year old paint to be perfect,
but the paint on this bus is certainly very impressive. The white part of
the bus was carefully painted in 2010.
Please visit the link above to read the entire detailed description and
look through the 2 photo galleries, and of course more videos. If you love
VW buses like I do you'll enjoy this bus immensely.
Enjoy the test drive video and give me a call if you'd like to take this
1966 21-Window Deluxe VW Bus for Sale
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1966-vw-21-window-bus/ to see this
fantastic 21-Window Deluxe Bus for sale from Left Coast Classics.
Lowered 4 inch narrowed beam with dropped spindles, straight axle 388
Freeway Flier transmission, Porsche disc brakes and Fuchs, and a 1600 dual
port engine! Really need I say more? This is one outstanding VW Bus.
Call me Donn Dabney at 707-332-8331 with questions or to make an offer.