Deluxe Microbus Devons....

So you Devon perverts, it's finally here - the Devon specific forum - and it's in a whole new interiors section :-)
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Deluxe Microbus Devons....

Post by 65DEVY » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:46 am

Just wondering how many of these were built? I know there was Jack Whites birthday present one in mahogany (where is it now?) This article says a 62 sold for 91,000 quid, is that it?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/br ... er-6911323

It also says that a 1955 Devon sold in Germany for 150,000, but was it a Devon?

There was this replica... http://kombiclassics.com/rare-1955-samba-auction/

Time for a round up of Devon Samba's, I need educating.... :?
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Post by ted698 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:41 pm

Bernard Samba on this forum has one, been in his family since the '60's , if not from new.....
I have to admit until I saw Bernard's on here, I never knew they existed, apart from the Jack White special mahogany one as you mentioned.
I don't think there were many....

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Post by type21f » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:10 am

One won a very early Van of the year...belonging to Keith...
I have seen this parked up untouched since it was driven home....30 years ago..still with an SSVC Rosette...
Mouse Grey... Red duracour...
Lovely. ..
He wanted to give it to his Relative but he did not want it.
I tried to buy it but only came away with a 3 bar Dormobile roof rack..
Said he would sell the bus on eBay.
He was an inventor...lovely guy..
Sad I did not buy..
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Post by maddison » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:36 am

although the least common of the devons…I think you'd be surprised how many are out there, certainly not a single figures kind of number either….I wouldn't be suprsed if the number Devon actually did was nearer 3 figures than 2

there have been 3 very nice (expensive) 23w come up for sale in the past year…then of course there are the 21w's

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Post by clymoj » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:10 pm

I think there was a 23w at one of the midlands VW & Mini meets a few months ago. Richard (8 BUS) said he'd seen it parked next to him at a previous camp out too. Not sure if it was originally a Devon or converted more recently but it suggests there are many out there that the internet doesn't necessarily know about.
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Post by maddison » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:14 pm

alan schofield has one

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Post by 8 8US » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:46 pm

clymoj wrote:I think there was a 23w at one of the midlands VW & Mini meets a few months ago. Richard (8 BUS) said he'd seen it parked next to him at a previous camp out too. Not sure if it was originally a Devon or converted more recently but it suggests there are many out there that the internet doesn't necessarily know about.
This one:
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Yes I met the owner at the Camper & Bus Show, we parked next to them in the Family Camping field, but I think this is your photo Jon from that Mini & VW Bus meet the week after?

Will see if I have any in the light at the show, the interior was Devonesque and he said he'd repaired the original interior as it was shot, will ask Lisa the full story as my memory is rubbish.
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Post by 8 8US » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:49 pm

Here's a photo in the light, apologies I was really only taking the reflection of my bus in his door.....
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Re: Deluxe Microbus Devons....

Post by 65DEVY » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:07 am

Interesting, I didn't realise there were so many. I'd like to see the grey one with red duracour...!

There is even one here in NZ, as far as I know it's an original, about 67 ish.

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Post by Fuch77 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:54 pm

im told there are
705 = Devon
24 = Devon + 23 Window Samba
17 = Devon + 21 Window Samba

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Post by type21f » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:03 am

maddison wrote:alan schofield has one
Two...
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Re: Deluxe Microbus Devons....

Post by type21f » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:06 am

John Mooney Samba Devon Caravette with mahogany interior
Keith Fritchley 64 Mouse Grey SSVC winner
AHS has two Devon Sambas

More than you might think..
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Post by ramjetvw » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:03 pm

Wow fantastic. I got a caravette in 2017. Still being sorted and then later export to Malaysia. May have seen one Devon in Malaysia. Maybe a 1962. I check further

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