1966 Volkswagen Microbus Microbus / 256015181 Chassis Information

1966 Volkswagen Microbus photograph

1966 Volkswagen Microbus photograph

1966 Volkswagen Microbus photograph

1966 Volkswagen Microbus photograph

1966 Volkswagen Microbus photograph

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Microbus
Chassis #: 256015181
Sold for $100,800 at 2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
The Volkswagen was originally conceived by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and its origins are rooted as the German 'people's car', later becoming one of the all-time best seller and a cult classic. It built a reputation for its reliability, affordability, adaptability and practicality.

In similar fashion to the immortal 'Beetle', the Volkswagen Type 2 and its derivatives were also popular. It enjoyed an even longer period in production than their saloon progenitor.

In the late 1940s, the original concept was conceived by a Dutch Volkswagen agent named Ben Pon, whose plans for a van were based on the Beetle floor pan and running gear. Pon's efforts arrived in 1950 and became known as the Type 2 - the Type 1 was the Beetle saloon. Over the years, the van was continually updated and many versions of the model were built, catering to a wide range of commercial and domestic activities. The original used the Beetle's rear-mounted 1,200cc air-cooled engine and four-speed gearbox.

The first major revision occurred in 1968, by which point nearly two million examples had been sold worldwide. Its replacement, also called 'Type 2', was an entirely new vehicle. It was larger and roomier with a single-piece wraparound windscreen in place of the prior two-piece split screen. Power units grew in size from 1,600cc to 2.0 liters before production came to an end in 1978 with the introduction of the third generation.

This particular Type 2 is a 'Samba' 21-window model with 8 skylights, 4 pop out windows, and seating for 8 passengers. It was built in Germany and delivered to a dealership in Chicago. Its first owner lived on the West Coast. Its second owner, a California resident, would retain the van for several years before it came into the care of its third and current owner. A full rotisserie restoration began in 2012 and concluded in the fall of 2017. During this time, a single port 1.6-liter crate motor was swapped in to replace the original unit.

The van was finished in Turquoise with Pearl White contrasts and the interior was done in Phosphor and Como Green.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2018

2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$140,000-$180,000 
Sale Price :
$100,800

2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$175,000-$225,000 
Lot was not sold

2019 1
2018 7
2017 2
2016 11
2015 5
2014 6
2013 6
2012 4
2011 2
2010 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$16,500$16,5001
2018$97,986$179,2007
2017$18,750$19,0002
2016$70,176$110,00011
2015$43,544$69,0005
2014$66,380$110,0006
2013$43,330$72,0006
2012$42,345$66,2294
2011$39,663$47,3002
2010$44,000$44,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1966 sales)
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 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
 
1966 Volkswagen 21 Window
Sold for $61,600
  2016 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1966 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe '21-Window' Microbus
Chassis#: 246147867
Sold for $93,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Motor City
 
1966 Volkswagen Type 2
Chassis#: 226094245
Sold for $35,542
  2016 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1966 Volkswagen Deluxe 21 Window Bus
Sold for $75,000
  2016 Mecum - Indianapolis
 
1966 Volkswagen Bus
Sold for $22,000
  2016 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Winter Auction
 
1966 Volkswagen Type 2 T1 Transporter Crew Cab Pickup
Chassis#: 266001010
Sold for $65,713
  2016 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1966 VOLKSWAGEN 21-WINDOW SAMBA BUS
Chassis#: 256094507
Sold for $82,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1966 VOLKSWAGEN 21-WINDOW BUS
Chassis#: 246050713
Sold for $86,900
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1966 Volkswagen Microbus's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
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 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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