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1962 23 Window Walkthru Deluxe, Genuine 23! Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2352755
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1962 23 Window Walkthru Deluxe, Genuine 23!   Price: $77,500
1962 23 Window Walkthru Deluxe Sunroof Microbus, Genuine Article!

Here is a genuine, German factory, 23 Window Deluxe Bus with factory Walkthru seating, 6 popout windows, and an original accessory ambulance side step, too.  This Bus was restored back in 1990, is showing the years, and is ready for another facelift and revival again.

Yes, it's a project, but absolutely worth the effort.  You'll note that this Bus is incredibly complete, with all the original German pieces that 23's are typically missing, and most of those parts are in remarkably good condition!  Your parts shopping list will be basically be a middle seat kick panel!  Take note of all the items that are still there that are usually long gone including the Deluxe molding including rocker trim, bumper trim, vent trim, wheel trim rings, jail bars, rear seat luggage bar, coat hooks, the long spoon popout window latches, ashtrays, armrests, Deluxe clock, Sapphire radio, original Walkthru spare tire bolt, the pedal pan, and the list goes on.  You'll have a hard time finding a freshly restored 23 Window as complete as this one much less a respectable project one like this that's anywhere near as complete!

The body is reasonably straight minus the few dents, dings, and the bonk in the passenger's rear corner.  All of the doors, decklid, rear apron, slash end bumpers, thick lipped doglegs, flat wheel wells, and outie vents with original Deluxe trim intact are correct for this 1962.  There are a lot of rusty spots around as you can see and is extensively documented in the full album of pics at the link at the bottom of this ad.  It has rust and will need typical welding but is far from what we'd call a "bad project".  In fact, I would suggest that most Bus guys out there would clean this Bus up, polish it, do the brakes, new tires, revive it, and drive it just as it is for many years into the future!

The interior is impressively complete although obviously warn as it was redone 30 years ago now.  It was a quality job, not just thrown together.  Key details to note include that it has all 3 rows of early seats, the short Walkthru middle seat, the correct Walkthru front seats, and you could run it as it is if you didn't choose to restore the Bus right away.

Mechanically the Bus is a non-runner.  The 1600 dual port engine in it needs rebuilding although another single port long block engine will also be included in the sale.  The Bus will need a full mechanical revival from having sat for many years.

Overall this is a great opportunity to buy a authentic German 23 Window Deluxe for far less than nicely restored examples consistently sell for.  It could be cleaned up, serviced, and enjoyed essentially as it is, or completely restored.  The decision will be left to the buyer who will have a fun experience either way!  Thanks!


Please note that this 23 Window Deluxe is located in Tarzana, California.

The full album of pics of this Bus can be seen at this link...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157713072812033

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

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