Volkswagen Samba Bus Model Vintage Van model 1:25

AUD $68.50AUD $78.50

The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, is a forward control panel van introduced in 1950 by Volkswagen as its second car model. Following – and initially deriving from Volkswagen’s first model, the Type 1 (Beetle) – it was given the factory designation Type 2. The Volkswagen Samba, in the United States also known as Sunroof Deluxe, was the most luxurious version of the Transporter.

Volkswagen started producing Sambas in 1951. Originally, Volkswagen vans were classified according to their number of windows. The Transporter had 23, and later 21, windows including 8 panoramic windows on the roof. To distinguish it from the normal 23 or 21-window Volkswagen van, the name Samba was coined. Instead of a sliding door at the side the Samba had two pivot doors. In addition, the Samba had a fabric sunroof. At that time Volkswagen advertised with the idea of using the Samba to make tourist trips through the Alps.

This Volkswagen Samba bus model is a 1/25 scale diecast model replica. It features free wheel action, openable doors. It’s a fantastic model for any bus collection, and a must-have for die-hard Volkswagen buffs!

  • Material: alloy, ABS, rubber
  • Dimension: 17x7x7.5cm
  • 3C Certificate.
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VW is known for some spectacular vintage advertising, ads which were instrumental in their success as a viable large-car alternative in America, itself a stepping stone to the international behemoth of modern-day Volkswagen. During this time, the Type 2 was merely an inexpensive workhorse (as illustrated by these print ads and brochure images), designed and developed long before its days as a counter-culture icon, a time when the idea of a 21-window bus fetching nearly six figures was simply inconceivable.