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
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1969 VW BUS Restoration
Introducing our latest finished prodject, a 1969 VW, hardtop sunroof, BUS! We changed out the old front drums to a later model disc brake system, dropped in a brand new dual port 1600 engine, restored the sunroof back to its original state,customized the interior, and up graded the audio and electrical system.
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Turboed 1965 Type II Volkswagen Bus
original text & pics: motormavens.com
Many of us are dreamers, striving toward our dreams and goals, stopping at nothing to reach that finish line. Rolando Alvarado's 1965 Type II Volkswagen Bus took 30+ years to cross the metaphorical finish line - but what a great finish line to cross!
Growing up, Rolando was always a fan of the air-cooled Volkswagen scene and it quickly became a personal goal of his to acquire one. It was his father's 1954 European oval window VW Bug that got his heart pumping and started his love for the air-cooled engines. Despite that, it took a while for Rolando to realize his dream. It wasn't until 1980 that he finally got his very first VW. Of course, being the die-hard VW head that he is, it ended up being a 69' VW Bug.
The first time I laid eyes on this Bus, I just knew that there had to be a story behind it. To many, a Bus may just be another form of transportation, but to me this iconic Bus was a moment in a time when life was a lot simpler - the time of Wood Stock, hippies running through Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco, Jefferson Airplane...good times. During the photo shoot, this Bus almost became a time capsule to channel what life was like back then - an icon to remind us how things used to be. Read more...motormavens.com
New VW Bus - Concept Bulli
Back in 1950, Volkswagen engineers called it the Transporter 1, or T1. Americans later called it the Microbus. But Germans always labeled it the Bulli, and in 2011, the Bulli is back. This time, however, no fossil fuel-fed mill can be found under the rear hatch.
The six-passenger Bulli concept you see here is a reinterpretation of a reinterpretation. At the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, VW rolled out its first Microbus concept powered by a 3.2-liter V-6. Nowadays, priorities have changed, and the internal combustion engine is replaced by an 85 kilowatt electric motor with 199 pound-feet of torque.
A 40-kilowatt-hour battery cell resides under the flat floor and can propel the 3190-pound, front-wheel-drive bus to 62 mph from a standstill in 11.5 seconds. Top speed is limited to 87 mph. Engineers say the new Bulli can travel 186.4 miles on a single charge -- far more than the Nissan Leaf's claimed 100-mile range. A full charge can be had in an amazing 60 minutes when it's plugged into the correct power outlet (what voltage outlet was not specified).
The front hatch was constructed to accommodate a multitude of Volkswagen mills, including 1.0-liter and 1.4-liter gas or diesel direct-injection engines. So those wanting some classic gasoline powered fun could theoretically have it if the Bulli hits production lines.
Designers wanted to stay true to Ben Pon's original bus design by maintaining simplicity. Blunt ends with short overhangs define the vehicle, as do extra-large badges and wide windows that allow a multitude of light inside.
The cabin space continues on as a simple environment. Two bench seats can be folded in a variety of ways, or if need be, the entire rear bench can be completely stowed. An iPad serves as the main passenger interface and controls entertainment, Bluetooth, and navigation functions.
So we have to ask: Do you want the Bulli back?
We'll have more information on the newest Bulli, so stay tuned...
Read more: http://wot.motortrend.com/bus-volkswagen-bulli-reinvented-new-ev-concept-35135.html#ixzz1GMNLca6T
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 SURVIVOR.
Shorty Bus Collection
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Very Original 1964 Split-Window VW Bus for Sale
Look at the photo and video galleries here: http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1964-vw-bus/ then contact John with any questions or to buy the bus. 612-805-2428 - Asking $18,500.
This is something you almost never see--a completely original VW split-window bus. By now most classic vw's have been painted, modified or used heavily over the years. This one escaped all of those fates. This classic VW Bus is in original paint with the original interior and original engine.