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1943 Schwimmwagen Type 166, Darrell Vittone's Car! Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2385386
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1943 Schwimmwagen Type 166, Darrell Vittone's Car!   Price: $150,000
1943 Schwimmwagen, Type 166, The Late Darrell Vittone's Car!

This beautiful and fully enjoyable 1943 Schwimmwagen was born on June 9th, 1943, and was delivered to Heereszeugamt (Army division) Kassel, Germany, near the Fulda River. During World War II, Kassel was a headquarters for the German Wehrkreis IX and the Henschel tank production plant. By late 1943 this Schwimmwagen made its way to the Russian front and decades later it ended up in the hands of a collector in California.

Right around 2010 an older collector from Connecticut bought this car and a near twin to it, and had them restored together.

Fast forward to the summer of 2013 when the late Volkswagen legend, Darrell Vittone, of EMPI, the Inch Pincher, and drag racing fame, took a trip to Germany to attend the Hessisch Oldendorf Vintage Meet. He witnessed the best of the best Vintage Volkswagens and absolutely fell in love with the Schwimmwagens when they took a dip in the river. He was obsessed with them and had to get one for himself. Upon his return to his home in Oregon, the hunt was on, and he bought this very car. He drove the car periodically but it spent more time on display at his performance Volkswagen shop in Sheridan, Oregon. For the last 7 years it has enjoyed the company of Darrell's famous land speed Karmann Ghia, other vintage racers, and a ton of performance nostalgia from the Volkswagen scene.

Some of the features to note include that it comes with a Schwimmwagen top, ammunition cans, and although the car is currently running on a 36hp engine, it does come with an original
"7-" Schwimmwagen engine case, pistons, cylinders, and heads that they sourced for it. If a buyer would want to have that engine built we can put you in contact with the guys who can skillfully do that for you.

Another important aspect to note is that this car seems to have survived exceptionally well through the war and maintains the vast majority of the original metal. It was remarked by a Schwimmwagen expert that the body was in very good shape prior to the restoration, not abused and rotted to death, as many were after their battlefield time in World War II as well as 77 years on Earth!

Here's your chance to own a monster of a collectible Vintage Volkswagen that has a major added layer of desirability of having come directly from the collection of one of the biggest legends in Volkswagen's colorful history, Darrell Vittone! Thanks!

$150,000

Please note that this super cool Schwimmwagen is located in Sheridan, Oregon.

Please click the link below to see the full album of more than 100 pics and a driving video of this 1943...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157714553831633/page1



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

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