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Post by busben » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:08 pm

Offered for sale is my December '59 Deluxe. A genuine rhd 23 window samba, this is a European spec Semaphore deluxe. A rare beast and a great project with all the hard work already done. This bus has had all metalwork completed to a very good professional standard and is now very straight and ready for body & paint. A fair amount of new metal has gone into this bus, using all the best quality panels on the market, (including long & short sides - so don't be fooled by the different shades of primer - it really is very straight!). Original metal has been saved where possible, including the odd ding from the last 55 years! and there is no filler anywhere hiding anything.

Check the full ad here: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... id=1718384

& 70+ photos here: http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/busbe ... 9%20deluxe

Please ring or email with any questions, or to make an offer! Price: £27500 ono

Many thanks!

Ben (07742 408558 / benlaughton@hotmail.co.uk)
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Re: 1959 Euro Spec Samba, RHD 23 Window Deluxe Price: £375

Post by dck208b » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:47 pm

Is this an original type 24 bus? As far as I am aware sambas have belly pans, this does not? Can you show a pic of either plate in engine bay or m code detail behind passenger seat?

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Post by Sooty » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:22 pm

My Samba didn't have pans either till I put them back on....

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Re: 1959 Euro Spec Samba, RHD 23 Window Deluxe Price: £375

Post by busben » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:04 pm

dck208b wrote:Is this an original type 24 bus? As far as I am aware sambas have belly pans, this does not? Can you show a pic of either plate in engine bay or m code detail behind passenger seat?

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As stated in the advert it is an original 23 window deluxe. The m-code plate is still in place (see ad) and confirms its authenticity as a type 244, (24 deluxe (samba) right hand drive, loading doors left). I can forward a photograph of the id plates to serious parties.
The belly pans were removed to undertake chassis repairs, not an unusual technique during a restoration using "a fair amount of new metal". The cargo floor is original so there was no other way to facilitate these repairs. Rather than replace the belly pans at this stage I was leaving their installation until the later stages of the restoration to allow correct installation of all cabling & wiring, and then adequate rustproofing of all areas. Again this is a normal technique when restoring a deluxe bus. Belly pans can be supplied if required. They are sold by a few different resto parts suppliers in the UK and Europe.

Hope that helps clarify things for you.

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Re: 1959 Euro Spec Samba, RHD 23 Window Deluxe Price: £375

Post by busben » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:06 pm

Sooty wrote:
GLWS Ben
Cheers dude. I hear you have some pound notes burning a hole in your pocket right now :twisted:


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Re: 1959 Euro Spec Samba, RHD 23 Window Deluxe Price: £325

Post by busben » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:55 pm

Thanks to those who have offered trades :D I would ideally like to sell rather than trade hence the healthy price drop for the weekend.

Offers welcome. I'm not easily offended :wink:

Thanks.

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Re: 1959 Euro Spec RHD Samba! Easy project. Price: £32500

Post by busben » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:30 am

Back to the top :D

I don't bite so try an offer if you're interested or ring for a chat :wink: Plenty of offers of trades and a few timewasters as per usual but she's still here and looking for a new home.

Thanks a lot.

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Re: 1959 Euro Spec RHD Samba! Easy project. Price: £27500

Post by busben » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:40 pm

Weekend price drop to £27500 or offers! I'm serious about selling this so feel free to ring, mail or PM if you fancy an easy 23 window project :cheers:

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Post by PastDown » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:23 pm

Easy fella,

Good price, can't see it being around for long.

Does it come with any parts?

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Re: 1959 Euro Spec RHD Samba! Easy project. Price: £27500

Post by busben » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:24 am

Haha. I know Rob but I'd rather sell it for a lower price and see someone finish it than have it sat here in my garage gathering dust. I think it's cheap for a rhd 23 with all the metalwork already done! It's the new repair panels that always cost the most .........and the welding itself! This could be painted and put together in plenty of time for the VolksWorld show, or for the start of the wedding season :wink:

The only parts include are those mentioned in the ad. I'd say the trim, glass and ragtop are the main costs to get this on the road but all regularly available second hand, or new if you just want shiny and can't be bothered to trawl ssvc, thesamba and ebay. A complete set of trim sold for under £200 the other day, I figured £800 for the rag top, and glass is always coming up for sale, or get some cut, or just hit Creative up for glass an pop outs.

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Re: 1959 Euro Spec RHD Samba! Easy project. Price: £27500

Post by sambalee » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:56 pm

Just add lights and it's a driver ;)

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Re: 1959 Euro Spec RHD Samba! Easy project. Price: £27500

Post by orb » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:16 pm

I cannot believe no ones ripped your arm off Ben, maybe they're all saving up to buy this one instead :wink:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... id=1719299

When I've got the money I'm going to buy and finish one of your super cool buses and make me a mint!

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Re: 1959 Euro Spec RHD Samba! Easy project. Price: £27500

Post by busben » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:09 pm

Thanks Orb dude. I know matey, you could spend as much or more on a rusty shi*ter with stacks of welding work to do and panels to buy. Genuinely thought this would be long gone too. There you go dude, that's how it goes sometimes.

Hopefully catch you soon dude. Hope you're all well.

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Re: 1959 Euro Spec RHD Samba! Easy project. Price: £27500

Post by orb » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:39 pm

I'll catch you by the lake in 2 weeks dude, can't wait :wink:
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Re: 1959 Euro Spec RHD Samba! Easy project. Price: £27500

Post by busben » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:24 am

Perfect! Hoped you might be coming. See you at rum o'clock then :wink:

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