1966 Volkswagen Kombi
The grand prize
There is not a single split-window (pre-1967) VW Kombi that isn’t collectible nor ultra-desirable. But the versions with Deluxe trim, factory sunroof and the panoramic windows set into the roofline is surely the grand prize of them all.
A US-based car all its life, this late version of the split-window VW Type 2 also has impressive touches such as a full, factory people-mover (or bus) layout and coveted additions such as the forward opening `Safari’ windscreens. A certificate of authenticity from Volkswagen is included with the vehicle.
The Deluxe trim relates to the splashes of stainless-steel trim around the body and bumper bars and the time-warp presentation includes period-correct fitments such as a push-button radio and the optional factory clock.
The vehicle is left-hand-drive and was fully restored to its current magnificent condition while still in the US before being imported to Australia relatively recently. Mechanically, the early VW Kombi is a delight with simple, straightforward mechanicals that make these vehicles great to own as well as great investments. The flat-four engine is the centre of this legendary layout and, along with the rest of the running gear, has also been fully refurbished as part of the restoration process.
Features include: deluxe stainless trim, pop-out Safari windows, full-length sunroof, VW certificate of authenticity, third-row seating, full restoration.