1959 Volkswagen Bus 19-Window  

1959 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Bus 19-Window  

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
SubModel: Bus 19-Window  
Type: Van Camper
Trim: Bus 19-Window  
Year: 1959
Mileage: 98,855
VIN: 11316
Color: White Lotus and Light Gray
Engine: 1.2 FLAT 4
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: original gray and white
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Description for Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1959

1959 Volkswagen Bus 19-Window Description

1959 Volkswagen Bus 19-Window

This 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 Volkwagen’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 van’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 ‘boxer’ engine mounted in the rear. This was upgraded to the 1.2L in 1953.

Competition to this VW Bus included Chevrolet’s Greenbrier (Corvan) (1961), and G-10 Sportvan (1965), Dodge’s A100 (1964) Ford’s Econoline (1961) and GMC’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.

VIN: 11316

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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