5071    1962 VOLKSWAGEN SAMBA

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Avail Date : Stock
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Scale : 1:12
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Color : Red
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Barcode : 657440050715
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N.W. 7.32 KGS
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G.W. 8.62 KGS
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Per CTN : 2 PCS
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Carton CBM : 0.055
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1962 VOLKSWAGEN SAMBA

The Volkswagen Kombi T1 or Microbus entered production in March 1950. Initially manufactured at the Wolfs burg plant, it was transferred in 1956 to the new Transporter factory in Hanover. With its innovative design where the driver was placed over the front wheels and the engine at the rear, the Kombi, or combined passenger and cargo vehicle, was produced in several forms including as a delivery or panel van with or without raised roof, Minibus, flat-bed truck with standard or crew cab, and as a camping van (Westphalia). Production ceased in Germany at the end of 1967, but continued in Brazil until 1975, and then, after modification into the so-called T1.5, until 1996.

In the USA, the VW Bus became an icon of the ¡¥60s and, in particular, of the hippie youth sub-culture. It could carry a number of passengers, camping gear and supplies, its shape was the antithesis the American automobile of the period, and as a second-hand or used vehicle, it was extremely cheap. It quickly became a symbol of the ¡§Peace and Love¡¨, anti-war generation.

As its first model, Sun Star has chosen the T1b deluxe version with its eight additional skylight windows and fabric sun-roof, which often is referred to as the ¡§Samba¡¨, or as the 23-window version in the USA. Later Sun Star models will feature all the major earlier variants.