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Volkswagen T1 Samba Restored Dutch Registration 1974

General description : ABOUT THIS CLASSICBeautiful 1974 VW T1 Samba with Dutch registration. This VW was fully restored a few years ago and that shows. Optically as well as technically this car was given the right attention. The 1498 CC/31KW engine and gearbox have received a full revision and perform as can be expected. The whole undercarriage including shocks and all brake where renewed. The 23 windows, two tone crème/red exterior was fully repainted and all reused chrome trim is in good condition. The typical large “Samba” canvas sunroof closes nicely and is leak free. The original crème white interior was in good condition overall, so it was reused in full. Everything is in working condition. No missing switches or broken dials. In short, A very cool & reliable T1 ready for the summer trips. This VW T1 has Dutch paperwork which makes it easy to register in any Eu country. Call 0031623679846 for more information. We ship to any location in the world. Ask our partner FreightHammer for a free shipping quote! (http://www.freighthammer.com/) Wir sprechen Deutsch, We speak English, Nous parlons Français, Wij spreken Nederlands.

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1974 Volkswagen T1 Samba Restored Dutch Registration is listed sold on ClassicDigest in Etten-Leur by Dominique Franssens for €59900.

 

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Car type : Car Make : Volkswagen Model : T1 Model Version : Samba Restored Dutch Registration Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1974 Sub type : Van Location : Netherlands

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The Volkswagen story is indeed an intriguing tale of innovation, resilience, and post-war revival, marked by various models that have become iconic in automotive history.

The People's Car (Volkswagen): Initially envisioned by Adolf Hitler in the 1930s as a "people's car" or "Volkswagen" in German, the idea was to create an affordable and practical vehicle for the German people. This concept led to the development of the Volkswagen Beetle (or the Type 1), designed by Ferdinand Porsche.
Post-War Challenges: After World War II, Volkswagen faced significant challenges. The factory was heavily damaged, and the brand's association with the Nazi regime led to a lack of interest in the car in some regions.
British Intervention - The British Army & Ivan Hirst: The British Army took control of the factory in the immediate post-war period. Major Ivan Hirst, a British Army officer, played a crucial role in reviving Volkswagen. He recognized the potential of the Beetle and advocated for its production, convincing the British military to order several thousand cars. This decision helped jumpstart the brand's revival.
Export Success and the Beetle's Global Appeal: The Beetle gained popularity not only in Germany but also globally, becoming an icon of affordable motoring. Its simple, reliable design and unique appearance made it a favorite among consumers worldwide.
Model Evolution: Over the years, Volkswagen introduced various models alongside the Beetle, each contributing to the brand's growth:
Type 2 (VW Bus or Transporter): Introduced in the 1950s, it became an iconic symbol of the hippie movement in the 1960s, loved for its spaciousness and versatility.
Golf (Rabbit in the U.S.): Launched in the mid-1970s, the Golf (or Rabbit in the U.S.) marked a shift towards front-wheel-drive, modern design, and hatchback practicality, becoming a cornerstone of the brand's success.
Passat, Jetta, and Other Models: Volkswagen expanded its lineup with models like the Passat and Jetta, catering to different market segments.
Challenges and Innovations: Despite success, Volkswagen faced challenges, including quality issues in the 1970s. However, the brand continued to innovate and develop new models and technologies.
Rise of the GTI and Global Expansion: The 1980s saw the rise of the iconic Golf GTI, a high-performance version that sparked the hot hatch trend. Volkswagen also expanded its global presence during this period.
The British intervention in reviving Volkswagen after World War II played a pivotal role in the brand's resurgence. While there might have been some tensions or competition among automotive companies in the 1950s and 1960s due to Volkswagen's post-war success, the brand's ability to produce innovative and popular models solidified its place in automotive history.