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1956 Wolfsburg Standard Microbus, Solid Driver! Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2327588
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1956 Wolfsburg Standard Microbus, Solid Driver!   Price: $39,500
1956 Wolfsburg Palm Green Over Sand Green Standard Microbus, Respectable Driver!

This super solid 1956 Bus was built in November 1955 and features several of the transitional features of those post-Barndoor/pre Hannover production Buses that make them so much more interesting than later models.

Some of those features include the tubular transaxle hanger, seamed doglegs, single position rear hatch, early gas door, the early brakelight decklid with the open rear bracing, and many more. 

This example is super dry, solid, and has been in Southern California for many years.  This isn't a patched up rusty Bus but a solid Bus that has always lived in a dry climate.  The rockers, floors, and underside are all testimony that this Bus is remarkably solid for being 64 years old this month!

If you've been attending shows on the West Coast in the last decade or so, chances are you've seen this Bus before, and probably several times.  The owner has been enjoying it and driving it all over California for many years. 

The body is impressively presentable for a driver and was repainted in the original colors of L311/L312 Palm Green over Sand Green with the pinstripes about 10 years ago.  It looks nice for a driver, better than most, but not a show quality respray.  Most guys would be proud to have a  regular driver Bus that is as respectable.  Some of the many details to note include the pressed bumpers, correct early Wolfsburg brakelight decklid, bullet turn signals, bubble taillights (repros), original reflectors, correct driver's fat base mirror arm, crank start apron, and it is rolling on a set of correct 15 inch Bus wheels that are dated 11/55.  A peek on the underside shows a remarkably dry and original undercarriage, just a small spot of rust on one of the jackpoints.  The vintage yellow California license plates are registered to the Bus and will only stay with it if it sells for the full asking price and it remains in California.

The Soft Green interior is fresh, clean, and has lots of faithful details throughout.  Features to note include the super nice cloth headliner, Soft Green panels, reupholstered front and rear seats, the early grab handle on the bulkhead, 70mph clear needle speedometer, radio blockoff plate, early hardboard sun visor, etc.  It's clean and enjoyable for a driver, too.

Mechanically the Bus is turnkey and enjoyed often.  It has a 1600 single port engine, big nut/fully synchronized transaxle, a 12 volt electrical system, and 15 inch radial tires with good tread.  I have a couple short videos of the Bus starting, idling, and the engine running and revving that I can text over to seriously interested parties, too.

Overall this is a cool, rock solid, presentable, and interesting transitional 1955 production Standard Microbus that is ready to continue to be enjoyed by a new owner.  Don't waste your life on patching up rusty projects when this Bus represents a solid value!  Thanks!


Please note this 1956 is located in San Diego, California.

Please click the link below to view the full album of 130 detailed pics of this Bus...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157711697160072

Brendan Finn (858)366-2549 http://www.holygrailgarage.com [email protected]

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