How do check it's a German bus

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How do check it's a German bus

Post by SEE YA » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:03 pm

Hello people,
Going to look a camper what do I need to look for in the documents to make sure it's a German bus?

Any other advice welcome cheers

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Re: How do check it's a German bus

Post by W-W » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:37 am

Have a look at the plate http://www.vw-mplate.com/

But what do you class as German. Where the metal was stamped?
Mine is a CKD, as it was a German kit sent to Bologna to be built. So is it a German bus.....



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Re: How do check it's a German bus

Post by SEE YA » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:57 am

Its a 13 window 66 delux, I need to know its the real deal .
It the the clock and Hazard switch on the dash.
Will it state 13window on the vin plate ?
Please help with advice.

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Re: How do check it's a German bus

Post by W-W » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:04 am

If its the original Vin plate then it will tell you which factory and what it was when it left.


Also look up the chassis number on TheSamba.com

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Re: How do check it's a German bus

Post by clymoj » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:07 am

I will probably get shot down for the exceptions to this rule; but generally splits up to 1967 were German and from 1968 onwards were Brazilian.

Yes Brazilians were produced before that but they're incredibly rare to see. And yes there was the one year only South African Fleetline (72?). And as mentioned above CKD buses although they're considered to be German buses for the purposes of value and specifications.

In terms of the actual buses there are hundreds of small differences which will stick out like a sore thumb once you have your eye in but the most obvious is that Brazilians tend to have 15 windows with no deluxe trim.

If the original registration documents are present it'll say which port it was delivered to but I doubt it'll have those with it.

If in doubt, post up pics of the bus, the m-plate and vin plate etc and someone here can probably help guide you.

I'm pretty sure there will be lists / ranges of chassis numbers on thesamba.com so have a search for that too
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Re: How do check it's a German bus

Post by SEE YA » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:43 am

Thanks.

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Re: How do check it's a German bus

Post by jackricha » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:15 pm

Started making splits in Brazil in the 50's so don't go on the year, m code.

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