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Classic VW Bus Sells For a Groovy $235,000

  • Monday, 05 January 2015 00:00
  • Written by  Fresno Estate Sales

DEC 5, 2014 – A 1955 Volkswagen bus was recently sold for $235,000 by a German auction company, the the highest price ever paid at auction for one the iconic minibuses.

The microbus, as its popularly known, is best remembered today for its role as cheap transportation for bands of highway-bound hippies during the 1960s. With its pie-sized VW logo resembling a peace sign gone haywire, the Microbus, along with the closely related VW Beetle, became an icon of the 1960s counter culture.

The 30 horsepower classic VW bus is the precise opposite of the indulgent luxury automobiles and powerful muscle cars that usually get big auction money. But thanks to their emotional appeal, VW buses have been getting more collector attention. That’s especially true in cases, like this one, when an old bus remains in nearly original condition.

The “sealing-wax red” and black microbus sold in this auction seems to have led a life meant for a Ferrari. With only 6,400 miles on its odometer, it was in excellent condition. This 9-seat Samba Microbus Deluxe, with its 23 windows is one of only 11 Sambas remaining from 1955.

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