Show Quality 1963 Volkswagen 23 Window Samba For Sale
A truely unique top quality show standard 1963 genuine 23 window window deluxe as featured in April 2018 Volksworld magazine (on the cover and a huge feature!). It was due to appear at the Volksworld show this year but it was not finished in time.
It is now 100% completed the build taking nearly 5 years duration with the work carried out by the following professionals using the highest quality materials and parts:
- Balls’d (lowering, running gear & chassis modifications, wiring, gauge installation full flow with cooling, all work to get to a rolling chassis)
- Precious Metal (Blasting and chassis repairs)
- Spikes Vintage Restorations (complete body restoration paint and assembly, wheel detailing, engine tinware paint)
- Rusty Lee (custom rear rock & roll bed & front bench seat)
- Airteriors / Kustomlifespace (Custom Interior)
- Harry Harpics & Son’s Ltd (engine build, initial commissioning & first MOT)
- Mike Hausmann (custom exhaust)
- East Coast Classics (Final finishing, commissioning, adjusting / dialing in all running gear to get the bus running and driving perfectly and further MOT)
Details of the restoration journey including pictures can be seen on the following facebook page:
Detailed specification as follows:
Suspension: Dogback Beam Performance 3 inch narrowed adjustable front beam with Type 2 Detectives flipped spindles, Trailer Queen Restorations mini front wheel arch tubs, raised steering box. notched chassis , clearanced gearbox cradle, straight axle conversion using a Cogbox fully rebuilt GT Beetle gearbox fitted with new race axles & adjustable spring plates
Wheels & Tyres: Polished original Porsche 16” Fuchs detailed by Spikes Vintage Restorations with enameled Porsche crest centre caps detailed by Shane at East Coast Classics
Brakes: servo assisted Porsche 944 disc brakes all round with custom made caliper adaptor brackets on front
Engine: All new Scat 2110 with forged 82mm chromoly crank, forged H beam connecting rods, forged 90.5mm pistons, web 218 camshaft, scat medium d port 40 x 37.5 heads, scat pro 1.25 rockers, new VW mag case with full flow, external oil filter & oil cooler with thermostatically controlled fan, CB Performance alloy pushrods, Kennedy stage 1 pressure plate, DPR 14lb forged 8 dowelled VW flywheel, Berg achiever pulley, Saco sletenator pulley, CB Performance Magnaspark ii ignition, new 44mm weber IDF carburetors. poloshed manifolds, CB performance carb velocity stacks, custom made by Bills B Racing carb velocity stack covers, POLOSHED alternator, Gene Berg bus breather tower modified for re-located AN oil fittings and painted satin black, satin black aluminum breather box, Synclink throttle linkage, Buttys Bits throttle kit, original VW Gurgel fanhousing & tinware painted in satin black, custom made stainless steel 1 ¾ inch “stock style” tuckaway exhaust by Mike Hausmann, compression ratio set to 8.25-1
Interior: full custom made Porsche themed interior by airinteriors / kustom life space with full sound proofing / deadening matting throughout, stealth wine cabinets, stealth ice install behind Porsche engine lid grill with backlighting (DLS amplifier, diamond audio subwoofer in sealed sub , diamond audio 3 way componant speakers, JL Audio bluetooth controller), Porsche rear lights unit mood lights, custom made Rusty Lee rock and roll bed, custom made Rusty Lee front bench seat, seats and door cards trimmed in “Singer Porsche style” weave leather and vinyl with alcantera inserts to seat trim rings, cloth headliner, Gene Berg gear shifter, barndoor style steering wheel colour coded to exterior paint with satin black spokes, Butty’s Bits custom front seat mounts, Simpson cam lock lap belts, Autometer rev counter, oil pressure and oil temperature gauges, OG speedo restored and calibrated for the Porsche Fuchs wheels, deluxe clock restored and replacement OG 12V Fuel gauge all by Thorsten at Krautclassicparts, Propex gas heater with heat outlet via Porsche air vent
Exterior: front & rear Wolfgang safari windows, pop-out windows all round with “long spoon” window latches, new glass with correct Sekurit etching, OG roof glass, all new sunroof mechanism and sunroof, re-chromed OG handles all round from Desi Yates, new creative engineering beltline trim, OG bumper trims & sill trims, all new seals
Electrical: All new 12v wiring loom and electrics, split charge system with optima batteries installed (Red Top for engine, Yellow Top for stereo system, backlighting, USB / 12V charging points)
This samba offers a combination stunning looks and comfort with amazing driving performance – it really is something very very special!
146 commissioning miles only since completion just to get it running, driving and handling absolutely perfectly. It is literally in perfect fresh out of restoration show condition.
Please contact me if you are a serious buyer who is genuinely interested in the opportunity of securing this awesome samba and are aware of what a build of this quality, specification and finish costs. It won't be cheap. but quality never is!
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