1963 Volkswagen 23 Window Deluxe Bus, Rare Original Bus made in Germany, Rebuilt Matching #'s 1500 cc Single Port Engine, Freeway Flyer 4 Speed manual transmission, 54,670 Original Miles, Sealing Wax Red and White Paint, Body is super straight, and in beautiful Condition, Split Window Bus with Safari front and rear Windows, 6 pop out windows, Runs Great and can be Driven Anywhere! Bench Seat in front, Sliding Ragtop in great condition, Original 15" Wheels with White Wall Tires, Electrical updated to 12 volt, Otherwise all original, This is a Beautiful and Genuine 23 Window Deluxe Matching #'s Bus. Included with the bus is the original metal key chain with engraved VIN from when Bus was sold new! Formerly owned by a Celebrity since 2011.
With 54,709 miles, this 1963 23-Window Bus features a rebuilt, matching-numbers 1500cc single-port engine and a 4-speed manual transmission. Upgraded to a 12-volt system, the Bus is complete with a sliding ragtop sunroof, original 15-inch wheels and sealing wax red and white exterior finish with matching bumpers, bumper guards and side-mounted step under the side pivot-hinged door. Inside, the VW hosts the two-tone light and medium gray vinyl upholstery with matching carpeting. It even has a clock and original-style radio. Rust-free and extremely well detailed, finding such a first-generation Type 2 23-Window Bus is indeed a rare treat. This is the Bus that made VW people movers so popular. Nearly impossible to experience any claustrophobia, one account of the origins of the multi-window Bus, or Samba as they were known, is interesting—VW advertised them as excellent vehicles for tour companies to take people up and around the Alps and through scenic villages. These Sambas became known as the most upscale, luxurious VW busses of the time and were offered with a number of options and accessories to dress them up and personalize them accordingly. The 1967 model year would usher in the second-generation Type 2 Bus, eliminating the “V” nose, split windshield and many other unique and classic elements in an attempt to modernize the Bus. The end of the first generation also marked the end of the multi-window Sambas. First produced in 1951, Volkswagen largely perfected the idea of the early minivan, inspiring a number of other companies to follow suit with their own ideas of a small transporter, most popularly from Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet. This one, with its cheery color combination, is certain to bring smiles to anyone who sees it.