1956 VW Microbus Deluxe

Posted on 5 June 2012 | Tags: ,,,,

1956 Volkswagen Microbus deluxe (23 -window 'samba')

Four-year restoration finally completed!

Wayne and I started the restoration of this rare, Wolfsburg-built bus in our garage before Thornley Kelham was born. Being my wife's car it has always been bottom of our priority list (customer cars always come first...) but she finally put her foot down. A full description of works will appear in our restoration section shortly, but in summary the following has been done:

  • Various new panels including long side panel
  • 'Creative Engineering' front beam
  • New 1776 cc engine with twin Dellorto carbs and Porsche fan
  • Rack and pinion steering
  • Disc brakes all round
  • Original Porsche 'Fuchs' wheels
  • Uprated suspension all round

She has just done her first 100 miles of running in and there are various details to sort out, but so far so good!

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