1965 - VOLKSWAGEN COMBI T1

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1965 - VOLKSWAGEN COMBI T1

N° de châssis/Chassis n°: 225134709

Carte grise française/French registration papers

Etat de conservation exceptionnel

Première version du Combi très recherchée

Accompagné de son carnet d'entretien

Exceptionally well preserved

Highly sought-after first version of the Kombi

Sold with its service booklet

La naissance du célèbre Combi VW remonte à avril 1947. Alors que Ben Pon, l'importateur néerlandais de la marque, se trouve sur le terrain de l'usine Volkswagen à Wolfsburg, un véhicule attire son attention.

Celui-ci est l'oeuvre d'ouvriers VW qui ont voulu se simplifier la tâche lors du transport de lourdes palettes. Ben Pon va s'en inspirer pour esquisser un nouveau type de voiture avec un volant à l'avant, un moteur à l'arrière et une structure en forme de caisse.

Deux ans plus tard, Heinrich Nordoff, PDG de Volkswagen, est séduit par l'idée de Ben

Pon et fait construire un premier prototype.

C'est au Salon de Genève de 1950 que la version définitive baptisée Type 2 (la Coccinelle étant le Type 1) est officiellement présentée. Le véhicule utilise le moteur et les essieux de la Coccinelle et une carrosserie autoporteuse. Le moteur présente une cylindrée de 1.131 cm3 pour une puissance de 24 cv à 3.300 tr/min. Il peut transporter jusqu'à huit personnes, les deux rangées de sièges arrière peuvent se démonter rapidement permettant ainsi le transport de charges. La production de série commence le 8 mars au rythme de dix voitures par jour.

En 1954, le 100 000ème Type 2 quitte les chaînes de Wolfsburg. Incroyablement universel, le VW Combi existe déjà à l'époque en trente versions différentes: bus, plateau, fourgon... Une usine située à Hanovre lui est désormais totalement dédiée. En 1962, la production atteint le million d'exemplaires.

Au fil des années, le T1 s'est transformé, mais il conserve son look avec son parebrise divisé, et son air de famille qui le lie étroitement à la populaire Coccinelle. En 1967, alors qu'1,8 million exemplaires du

T1 ont été produits, cette version cède sa place au T2 plus moderne et plus attractif.

Preuve de son incroyable succès, le Combi, emblème de la génération Woodstock puis des surfeurs a perduré au fil du temps et des modes. En 2015, VW présentait le T6...

L'exemplaire que nous présentons a été livré neuf par la concession Volkswagen de Verdun le 4 mai 1965. Conservé par son premier propriétaire jusqu'en 1997, il se trouve aujourd'hui dans un état exceptionnel.

Son compteur affiche un peu moins de 50 000 km, ce qui est très certainement son kilométrage d'origine. Il possède une peinture bicolore Rouge Cire (L53) et Beige

Crème (L472) qui est elle aussi d'origine.

N'ayant jamais été restauré, ce Combi porte sur sa carrosserie quelques légers défauts qui n'ont jamais été gommés afin qu'il reste «dans son jus» ce qui lui confère un charme supplémentaire. A l'intérieur, il possède sa sellerie Mesh Grey d'origine avec un passage entre les deux sièges avant, rare option de l'époque. Le tableau de bord lui aussi très bien conservé est équipé de son autoradio d'origine.

Comme le précise sa plaque option, ce micro bus a été livré neuf sans banquette arrière. Il est aujourd'hui aménagé en camper van, équipé d'un lit clic-clac, d'une table, d'un frigo ainsi que de nombreux rangements.

Au niveau mécanique certaines améliorations lui ont été apportées afin de gagner en performances. Il est aujourd'hui équipé d'un moteur 1600 double admission, d'une crémaillère de direction et de freins à disque.

Véritable star des rassemblements VW, il a été primé à de multiples reprises au VW National ou au VW meeting international de Châteu-d'Oex.

N'ayant connu que 3 propriétaires attentionnés, ce Combi sera vendu accompagné de son carnet d'entretien, de ses carnets d'utilisation ainsi que de son barré rouge dans leur enveloppe d'origine.

Il s'agit d'un exemplaire en superbe état de conservation, au comportement routier parfaitement équilibré. Les véhicules comme celui-ci sont extrêmement rares sur le marché, il constitue donc une belle opportunité de s'offrir une véritable icone automobile qui vous propulsera au beau milieu des années 60!

The birth of the famous VW Kombi dates back to April 1947. While he was visiting the Volkswagen factory at Wolfsburg, a vehicle caught the attention of Ben Pon, VW's Dutch importer. It had been created by some VW workers who wanted to make the job of transporting heavy pallets easier. Pon took his inspiration from it and sketched out a new type of vehicle with the steering wheel at the front, a rear-mounted engine and a box-like body. Two years later, Heinrich Nordhoff, Volkswagen's managing director, was attracted to Pon's idea and had a first prototype built. The definitive version, named the Type 2 (the Beetle being the Type 1), was officially presented at the Geneva

Motor Show in 1950. The vehicle used the engine and axle assemblies from the Beetle and had a unitary body. Its engine had a capacity of 1131cc and produced 24bhp at 3300rpm. It could accommodate up to eight passengers; the two rear rows of seats could quickly be removed to allow goods to be carried. Series production began on 8 March, at the rate of ten vehicles per day.

In 1954, the 100,000th Type 2 rolled off the lines at Wolfsburg. Fit for every purpose, the incredible VW Kombi already existed at the time in 30 different versions: as a minibus, pick-up truck or panel van... A factory in

Hanover was now completely given over to it. In 1962, total production reached a million units. As the years passed, the T1 evolved, but retained its characteristic appearance with its split screen and close family likeness to the popular Beetle. In 1967, by which time 1.8 million units of this version had been built, the T1 made way for the more modern and better-looking T2. Proof of its amazing success, the Kombi - a symbol of the Woodstock generation and then of surfers - continued through changing times and fashions. In 2015, VW introduced the T6...

The model which we are offering for sale was delivered new by the Volkswagen dealership in Verdun on 4 May 1965. Kept by its first owner until 1997, it remains in exceptional condition today. Its odometer is showing just under 50,000km (31,000 miles), which is almost certainly its original mileage. It has two-tone paintwork in

Sealing Wax Red (L53) and Beige Grey (L472), which is again original. Never restored, the Kombi has a few minor bodywork faults which have not been repaired, adding to its charm and ensuring that it remains in its original condition. The interior still has its original Mesh Grey upholstery with the walk-through facility between the front seats, which was a very rare option at the time. The dashboard also remains very well preserved and is fitted with the original radio.

As the options code plate indicates, this

Microbus was delivered new without a rear bench seat. It has now been fitted out as a camper van with a folding bed, table, fridge and several storage compartments.

Mechanically speaking, a number of improvements have been made to increase the Kombi's performance. It is now equipped with a 1600cc engine with dual intake ports, rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes.

The star of the show at VW meetings, it has received numerous awards at the VW Nationals and the International VW Meeting at Château-d'Oex.

With only three careful owners, the Kombi will be sold with its service booklet, driver's manuals and original certificate of conformity in their original envelope.

This is a superbly preserved example of the Kombi with perfectly balanced handling.

Vehicles such as this very rarely come onto the market, making this a fine opportunity to acquire an automotive icon which will transport you back to the middle of the 1960s!

The birth of the famous VW Kombi dates back to April 1947. While he was visiting the Volkswagen factory at Wolfsburg, a vehicle caught the attention of Ben Pon, VW's Dutch importer. It had been created by some VW workers who wanted to make the job of transporting heavy pallets easier. Pon took his inspiration from it and sketched out a new type of vehicle with the steering wheel at the front, a rear-mounted engine and a box-like body. Two years later, Heinrich Nordhoff, Volkswagen's managing director, was attracted to Pon's idea and had a first prototype built. The definitive version, named the Type 2 (the Beetle being the Type 1), was officially presented at the Geneva

Motor Show in 1950. The vehicle used the engine and axle assemblies from the Beetle and had a unitary body. Its engine had a capacity of 1131cc and produced 24bhp at 3300rpm. It could accommodate up to eight passengers; the two rear rows of seats could quickly be removed to allow goods to be carried. Series production began on 8 March, at the rate of ten vehicles per day.

In 1954, the 100,000th Type 2 rolled off the lines at Wolfsburg. Fit for every purpose, the incredible VW Kombi already existed at the time in 30 different versions: as a minibus, pick-up truck or panel van... A factory in

Hanover was now completely given over to it. In 1962, total production reached a million units. As the years passed, the T1 evolved, but retained its characteristic appearance with its split screen and close family likeness to the popular Beetle. In 1967, by which time 1.8 million units of this version had been built, the T1 made way for the more modern and better-looking T2. Proof of its amazing success, the Kombi - a symbol of the Woodstock generation and then of surfers - continued through changing times and fashions. In 2015, VW introduced the T6...

The model which we are offering for sale was delivered new by the Volkswagen dealership in Verdun on 4 May 1965. Kept by its first owner until 1997, it remains in exceptional condition today. Its odometer is showing just under 50,000km (31,000 miles), which is almost certainly its original mileage. It has two-tone paintwork in

Sealing Wax Red (L53) and Beige Grey (L472), which is again original. Never restored, the Kombi has a few minor bodywork faults which have not been repaired, adding to its charm and ensuring that it remains in its original condition. The interior still has its original Mesh Grey upholstery with the walk-through facility between the front seats, which was a very rare option at the time. The dashboard also remains very well preserved and is fitted with the original radio.

As the options code plate indicates, this

Microbus was delivered new without a rear bench seat. It has now been fitted out as a camper van with a folding bed, table, fridge and several storage compartments.

Mechanically speaking, a number of improvements have been made to increase the Kombi's performance. It is now equipped with a 1600cc engine with dual intake ports, rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes.

The star of the show at VW meetings, it has received numerous awards at the VW Nationals and the International VW Meeting at Château-d'Oex.

With only three careful owners, the Kombi will be sold with its service booklet, driver's manuals and original certificate of conformity in their original envelope.

This is a superbly preserved example of the Kombi with perfectly balanced handling.

Vehicles such as this very rarely come onto the market, making this a fine opportunity to acquire an automotive icon which will transport you back to the middle of the 1960s!
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