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Vw t1 original condition logoed panelvan 1961


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Here is an unique opportunity to own very original T1 logoed bus!

Vw t1 split panelvan for sale, manufactured in 1961, Hannover, Germany.
The bus was delivered as new to a tobacco company named Leopold Siegrist, based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Original colour is doveblue, still present, the company decided to paint their company logos on the buses with grey background (however the original untouched doveblue is still under the grey - it was a part of company design)
They used this bus in 60s and early 70s as well some other buses (this one is only one survivor known) so it was in bussiness only for a few years, then it was parked and abandoned until I found it in 2018. That means this is a real time capsule!

The first thing I’ve done after I found the logos was that I started googling and I found out the company named Leopold Siegrist still exists! I’ve sent them a message with a story of this bus and with a few pics and they confirmed this car has worked for their company! They promised they will try to find old pictures in company archives, so let’s hope we could see a bit of its working history in a few shots!

This bus is in amazing original condition, it deserves not to be restored but preserved. So I was patiently preserving and repairing various stuff on the bus for more than 2 years, my biggest goal was to keep the most of its originality. It was all very dry for its age when I found it, just needed a very little welding so I repaired all the rust - just usual spots. Floors, nose, corners - still original metal! You can see the original doveblue over grey on the underside, I didn’t sandblast it, I didn’t paint it, I just kept it how it is so everyone could see a condition of 60 years old survivor! Only a clear wax was applied on the bottom so you can drive the bus without worrying about spreading rust.

What I’ve completely rebuilt is mechanical part of the car, I sandblasted and painted axles and the parts, restored them, put all new brakes, steering parts, shock absorbers, all new seals and rubber parts,... engine is original 1200 34hp just freshly rebuilt in 03/2021, new 6V battery, gearbox checked and resealed, all was done just few weeks ago. It’s all new or repaired, it has driven around 50km since 70s.

It has original 15” wheels fitted with brand new 6.70 bias ply tires + OG commercial grey hubcaps.

Interior is completely original and untouched as well, it has original grey door cards, bench seat, dashborad without additional holes, all original sekurit glass and seals. All handles work with 1 key + it has original fitted steering lock.

The bus comes with service books and VW cerificate.

I got more than 150 pics of every detail, it’s one of a kind and you can’t find a bus in original condition and with logos like this anymore.

This bus was not shared with vw world yet, was never on a car show, it’s gonna be a “newbie” as nobody has never seen it. You got an opportunity to introduce this logo’d survivor to aircooled world by yourself.

Located in 01001 Zilina, Slovakia, Europe.
Worldwide delivery possible.

Feel free to ask anything, I am more than happy to tell all I know about the bus to the right person who will appreciate the og condition and will enjoy it!

Selling only due to starting a new bussiness, it was the hardest decision in my life to put it for sale as this is my most favourite car so far. I do regret it already.



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