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Volkswagen Bus

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Originally the brainchild of Dutchman Ben Pon; VW introduced the First "Type II" in 1949 (the Type l was the Beetle) and it was named the Bulli (meaning "Workhorse").


vwbus splittie poster

Volkswagen Bus poster. (available at artofmotoring).

The Microbus was born in 1950 with two-tone paint and a big cast aluminium 'VW' logo on the front and rear. Affectionately known as "Splitties" (due to the split windscreen) the VW Bus was a vehicle with great character.

Able to carry eight people or a 15-hand horse, it's regarded by enthusiasts as the zenith of Type II production and was produced for 18 years with many developments and variations.

(source: artofmotoring).


cutaway 1

(source: vintagebus)

cutaway 2

(source: vintagebus)

vw brochure 1

Business brochure, cover (source: vintagebus).

67 bus owners manuals

1967 "Instruction Manual" and "Instruction and Maintance Manual".

vw brochure 2

Business brochure, inside page diagrams. (source: vintagebus).

stamps

Stamps from the Republique Du Dahomey featuring the Volkswagen Bus.

vw bus 59

1959 Volkswagen Bus ad. (source: Plan 59).

ENGINE CUT-AWAYS
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Volkswagen Bus engine cut-away. (source: vintagebus)

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Volkswagen Bus engine cut-away. (source: vintagebus)

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Volkswagen Bus engine cut-away. (source: vintagebus)

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COMMENTS
as2581 days ago

I miss seeing some VW busses...the bus has this classy feel and some nice features to boot. One of the best loved microbuses so far.

Chuck Roche958 days ago

love my 1956 bug and 1963 type 2 +1972 weekender 1600cc engine camper.

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