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Vw t1 barndoor KASTENHOFER 1952


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Hi all.

This is fresh barndoor find from 2020! I found it in January, was sleeping since 60s.

This bus was converted by Austrian company KASTENHOFER - there are only 2 known survivor buses and this one could be yours.

It started its life as a doveblue panelvan in 11/1952 and was delivered to Wien, where coachbuild company named KASTENHOFER (similiar to Kohlruss) converted it into 11 window bus with some cool details - aluminium window frames, custom interior with wood and interesting upholstery and windup rear side windows! They painted it into dark green. I found it near Wien so this bus was 68 years in one city. I have an old picture where a very very similiar bus is, dark colour, black rims, wiener ID plate, alumiunium window frames, light on the roof (at my bus there are holes exactly in the same position) and strange bended mirror arm.

It’s almost complete, however the steering wheel was replaced with new type. Front badge is not included as it’s from my other bus and not a barndoor one, also the front and rear lights are not included (new type) but i have the original ones but with broken lenses. Speedo lense is broken too. It has 4 original 16” wheels, front OG bumper, all doors, all windows are original with logos, i have 4 windows which goes into the alumiunium frames, 2 are missing but not difficult to copy the old ones. I have a big box of old leathers, carpets, wood, upholstery which can help with restoration the interior.

It needs lots of welding of course, but the frame is really solid and you can still see og doveblue colour there.

Chassis number and plate are present. Engine is 25hp from 1953 and its turning. Even battery is still there!

It’s rolling, steering, shifting, pedals are working.

I really love this bus and i can’t stop watching at it, i can weld, i have place, but problem here is money as i am planning to start a new bussiness.

I know it’s not cheap, but this bus is one of a kind, you won’t find other like this.

This is very unique bus which needs to be repaired, but no with new shiny paint, so I will only sell this bus to someone who would keep the right character of it!

I have lots of pics of details, parts etc etc, so if you are interested let me know and I can send all I got.

Barndoor is located in Slovakia, Europe.

Worldwide delivery possible.

If you don’t like the price, just close this ad and let it be. Thanks!


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