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1955 Volkswagen Microbus DeLuxe Samba For Sale by Auction

Following on from our highly successful 86% sold May auction, Bonhams Motoring are delighted to present 115 motor cars and 11 motorcycles in our 25th July Live and Online auction. For more information and to view more pictures and videos of each lot please visit www.bonhams.com/26115 1955 Volkswagen Microbus DeLuxe Samba Registration no. 624 UYP Chassis no. 20121860 Odometer Reading: TBA MoT Expiry: Exempt *Sold new in Sweden and imported to the UK in 2010 *80,000 miles from new *Purchased for in excess of £90,000 The original people carrier? The Volkswagen Mircobus has carried people across the globe for decades and has remained popular since its introduction. This 1955 example was sold new to Sweden and was imported in 2010. Given a nut-and-bolt restoration, the bodywork, two-tone dark brown and red paintwork, glass, trim and wheels/tyres are all vendor-assessed as excellent. The restored interior is reported to be very good, including seat facings, door cards and trim. A period two-waveband Becker radio adds a charming period touch to the body-coloured dashboard. Engine starting and running is rated as very good, as is its presentation. Running gear-wise gearbox and axles receive a very good rating, brakes and suspension recorded as excellent. Extensively restored, this Microbus Samba is the way for friends to enjoy classic trips out. Goodwood anybody? £70,000 - 90,000 Vendor Score Total: 86/100 Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments. Key for sellers' assessments: 1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing 2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage 3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well 4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout 5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well EXTERIOR TOTAL: 25/25 Body Work: 5 Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5 Glass: 5 Paint: 5 Wheels/Tyres: 5 INTERIOR TOTAL: 16/20 Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4 Headlining: 4 Seats: 4 Trim: 4 ENGINE TOTAL: 16/20 Mechanical components: 4 Running: 4 Starting: 4 Under Bonnet: 4 RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 18/20 Axles: 4 Brakes: 5 Gearbox/Clutch: 4 Suspension: 5 ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8/10 Ancillary components: 4 Main components: 4 Car History File: 3/5
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