What? – A gorgeously restored 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 Super Deluxe Microbus. This 23 windowed piece of automotive art is the pinnacle of beauty and will no doubt now be top of your most wanted list. In tow with the auction, comes a sublime 1967 Eriba Puck camper, adorned in the same white over turquoise paint job afforded by the Microbus.
Why? – Because you want a pristine Type 2, with a bonus period camper too! Called out of regular service as a girls’ school bus in the 1990’s, an avid collector purchased this 23-window wonder, performing a bare metal restoration. Over $11,000 (£7,755) was spent in the 12 years of ownership, with notable spending accounting for new fridge, sink, stove, top and that minty fresh paint work. The next owner renewed the interior and rebuilt the engine, hence concluding a history of constant care and attention. Motor Hipster dares you to find a better one!
Where? – In the good ol’ US of A, where it will be part of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance auction in Florida on 12th March 2016.
Odometer reading? – Unspecified. But with a new engine and bare metal restoration, who cares?
The Bad Bits? – It’s in the USA. A slight pickle for some to say the least.
How Much? – The auction has no reserve, but is anticipated to sell between $125,000 (£88,100) and $175,000 (£123,370). So certainly one of the most expensive in the world.
Got a Link? – Prepare to be dazzled!
[Images courtesy of RM Sotheby’s]
by Mike Armstrong