1966 Volkswagen Microbus Microbus / 246117825 Vehicle Information

1966 Volkswagen Microbus
Microbus
Chassis #: 246117825
High bid of $22,000 at 2016 Mecum : Monterey. (did not sell)
Dutch car importer Ben Pon visited the Volkswagen factory in 1947 and that is where he came up for the idea for the Bus. A year later, in early 1948, the concept was presented to the new general director, Heinrich Nordhoff, a couple of months after he took control of the factory from the British. It was officially launched on November 12th of 1949 and did not go on sale to the general public until March of 1950.

The Volkswagen Transporter had its chassis and body welded together, a design idea that was rather advanced for its era. During the 1950s and 1960s, the most major changes to the Transporter line were cosmetic. It received taller bumper overrides for the American-spec models, and two brake lights instead of a single center light. In 1959, the 30 horsepower engine was upgraded to a 44 horsepower unit, which helped improve the vehicle's acceleration.

This particular example has been owned by the same family since new. It was placed into dry storage in 1972. The car is finished in California custom Olive and Tan paint and pinstriping, with a tan interior. It has original solar seats and scoops by Steve McQueen. There are hand formed Nerf bumpers by hot rodder George Stroud Customs. It rides on the original factory Porsche 15-inch chrome wheels. Currently, the odometer shows 90,039 miles.

The engine is a 2180cc unit fitted with dual Weber carburetors offering 140 horsepower. The engine is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2016


2016 Mecum : Monterey

High Bid (Lot was not sold)
$22,000

1966 Volkswagen Microbus Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1966 sales)
1966 Volkswagen Combi Samba-bus
Chassis#: 256083506
Sold for $120,076
  2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1966 VOLKSWAGEN 21-WINDOW CUSTOM BUS
Chassis#: 236022705
Sold for $60,500
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1966 VOLKSWAGEN CUSTOM BUS
Chassis#: 256064064
Sold for $93,500
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1966 VOLKSWAGEN 21-WINDOW BUS
Chassis#: 246050713
Sold for $93,500
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1966 Volkswagen Kombi Bus
Sold for $39,600
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1966 VOLKSWAGEN BUS CUSTOM/ ELECTRIC
Sold for $42,400
  2019 McCormick's - # 67
 
1966 Volkswagen 21 Window Deluxe Bus
Sold for $31,750
  2019 Spring Carlisle Auction
 
1966 Volkswagen Bus
Sold for $16,500
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1966 Volkswagen Deluxe '21-Window' Microbus
Chassis#: 246040754
Sold for $179,200
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1966 Volkswagen Microbus image  1966 Volkswagen Microbus image  
1966 Volkswagen Type-2 Samba 21 Window Bus
Chassis#: 256015181
Sold for $100,800
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1966 Volkswagen Microbus image  1966 Volkswagen Microbus image  
1966 Volkswagen Bus
Sold for $23,500
  2018 GAA : July 2018
 
1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Samba Bus
Sold for $118,250
  2018 Mecum : Denver
 
1966 Volkswagen Deluxe 21-Window Samba Bus
Sold for $79,750
  2018 Mecum : Denver
 
1966 VOLKSWAGEN 21-WINDOW MICROBUS
Chassis#: 256069287
Sold for $101,200
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1966 VOLKSWAGEN 21-WINDOW CUSTOM MICROBUS
Chassis#: 246161585
Sold for $88,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1966 Volkswagen Bus
Sold for $18,700
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1966 Volkswagen Micro Bus
Sold for $19,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1966 Volkswagen Deluxe Microbus
Sold for $18,500
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1966 VOLKSWAGEN MICROBUS
Chassis#: 226082034
Sold for $33,000
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1966 Volkswagen Type 2 Samba Microbus
Chassis#: 246167161
Sold for $106,180
  2016 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1966 Volkswagen Microbus's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Bus 2020 Mecum : Glendale$40,000  
1966 Volkswagen Type II 21-Window Deluxe Bus 2019 Mecum : Las Vegas$80,000  
1966 VOLKSWAGEN 21-WINDOW SUNROOF MICROBUS2460396112019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction   
1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Samba Bus 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$120,000$150,000$200,000
1966 Volkswagen Deluxe 21-Window Samba Microbus2461175482019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona $110,000$130,000
1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Samba Bus2560151812018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale $175,000$225,000
1966 Volkswagen Deluxe 21-Window Samba Bus 2017 Mecum : Denver$95,000  
1966 VW Type 2 (T1) Microbus Deluxe Samba2461624742017 Silverstone The May Sale   
1966 Volkswagen Deluxe Bus2461178252016 Mecum : Monterey$22,000  
1966 Volkswagen Bus 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$27,000  
1966 Volkswagen Samba 21 Window Microbus2470521922015 Silverstone Auction NEC Classic Motor Show Sale   
1966 VOLKSWAGEN 21 WINDOW BUS2561235872015 Mecum Anaheim$77,500  
1966 Volkswagen 21 Window Bus 2015 Mecum : Indianapolis$77,500  
1966 Volkswagen Micro Bus 2014 Mecum : Harrisburg$35,000  
1966 Volkswagen Deluxe 21-Window Microbus 2014 Auctions America Auburn Spring$90,000  
1966 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper 2013 Auctions America California $12,000$18,000
1966 Volkswagen Camper Bus 2011 Barrett JacksonLas Vegas   
1966 Volkswagen Custom Bus 2011 Barrett JacksonLas Vegas   
1966 Volkswagen Westfalia Campmobile 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction$47,000  
1966 Volkswagen Westfalia Campmobile 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction$35,000  

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