Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis , Missouri
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 bus
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 handsome example 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 is straight and includes the vans 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 German 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 Chevrolets Greenbrier (Corvan) (1961), and G-10 Sportvan (1965), Dodges A100 (1964) Fords Econoline (1961) and GMCs 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.
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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