Zum Inhalt springen

Schlagwort: Bulli

1965er Stretch-Bulli auf eBay

Okay, die Kiste ist für mich auf jeden Fall mindestens zwei Meter zu prollig, aber es ist auch ein wohl eher nicht alltäglicher Bulli, der da auf Hawaii zum Verkauf steht. Ursprünglich 1965 gebaut und später dann in Südkalifornien umgebaut und restauriert, kommt der Bulli mit Schiebedach, 33 Fenstern, einem 4-Zylinder 2180ccm-Motor, 12 Sitzplätzen und eben seiner Überlange für nicht weniger als US $220,000.00 plus Überführungskosten auch nach Europa. So denn wer dieses Geld auszugeben bereit ist. Wie gesagt, viel zu prollig, aber einer Fußball- oder Handballmannschaft der dritten oder vierten Liga ist mit der Kiste als Mannschaftsgefährt jede Aufmerksamkeit gewiss. Und da kann ja keiner was gegen haben.

As stated, this stretch microbus was professionally built by a VW-only restoration shop in Southern California. No expense was spared during its two-year rotisserie restoration. Every single nut, bolt, and part is new…I mean absolutely everything. And, the parts are not swap meet Chinese junk. Only the highest quality parts that money could buy were used to build this vehicle (Wolfsburg West, Wolfgang International, Aircooled Accessories, etc.).

This bus is 100% rust-free, and the paint and body are incredible. The PPG paint was sprayed in original colors from a 1957 Chevy…tropical turquoise and India ivory. The entire bus, including the interior, frame, undercarriage, wheel wells, inside and bottom of doors, etc. was coated with POR15, a rust preventative. I had anticipated it would spend its life in Maui, so every precaution was taken to prevent rust from ever forming on this beauty. Wherever you live, rest assured this vehicle will remain in pristine condition despite the weather (or salt on the roads).

The bus was also covered throughout the interior with Fatmat sound deadening material…no excessive road noise to bother the passengers (or the driver). The Fatmat also makes the high-end stereo system sound impeccable (Alpine head unit, Alpine amp, 6 JBL speakers).

The bus is powered by a VW 2074cc engine that is a bullet-proof torque monster, with dual port, single carburetor, and custom modified venture. As part of the PUC licensing, the bus had to be weighed…it came in at just under 3900 lbs. The custom engine moves this bus very effectively, even with a load of 12 passengers. The bus was driven from San Diego to the port of Long Beach at 65mph and it had some pedal left (top speed here in Maui is only 55mph).

57 5 6

(via Jens)

3 Kommentare

Ein kurzer Film über den VW Bulli und jene, die ihn zu schätzen wussten


As a tribute to the people who were a part of its life, the VW Type 2 (Kombi) fulfills its last wishes.

The VW Type 2 (Kombi) was created by Dutchman Ben Pon in the 1940’s. He came up with a combination between the reliable mechanical set of the Volkswagen Sedan and a light load vehicle. Adopted in Brazil, the name „Kombi“ is an abbreviation of the German word Kombinationsfahrzeug — meaning „combined vehicle“. In Germany the model was called VW Bus T1 (Transporter Number 1).

In recent years, despite the competition of bigger vans sold in the Brazilian market, the VW Type 2 was still the favorite among many clients. From September 1957 to September 2013, over 1,560,000 units were produced in the São Bernardo do Campo plant.

The documentary took six months in the making. The film gathers scenes from people who went through special moments with a Type 2, going from Owings Mills, in the suburbs of Baltimore (USA) — where designer Bob Hieronimous receives a gift from the car –, all the way across the ocean to Amsfort, in the Netherlands, where the Kombi meets its brother Ben Pon Jr. before finally leaving.

(Direktlink, via reddit)

5 Kommentare