Quality and originality determine the price for a T1 Westfalia. As far as quality is concerned, you can test and assess it as with other classic cars. We have carefully examined the car and see a very nice real T1 that has not been worked on much in the past. The bus is nice and thin in terms of sheet metal, the fits are good.
As far as originality is concerned, more study is needed to determine whether it is an original delivered Westfalia. This has been checked as follows: we have requested the birth certificate from Volkswagen. However, the information on that certificate is rather brief. For example, people only talk about the red color (sealing wax red) and that the bus was delivered in Germany. It is clear from the option list that it is a car for export (mph speedometer and ram protection). When we decipher the original M-plate it is clear that the color of the top of the body is Kansas beige. This, together with the sealing wax red for the underside, gives the correct combination that was only reserved for a Westfalia. Described is option 372 (pop out windows). This option was supplied from '59 to '61 on "tourist" Westfalia's. We can therefore verify the bus as correct and originally delivered Westfalia.
The engine has been replaced by a 1600 engine so that the bus can cope much better with the current traffic. The T1 comes with an awning and an original Westfalia trailer in which the awning can be stored.
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