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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: The VW World Express Deluxe Reply with quote

does anyone know the story behind this 52(?) bus?
any more pics?
does it say 'Berliner VW World Express'?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That green on green sunroof standard is bad ass....
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: The VW World Express Deluxe Reply with quote

RockStock wrote:
does anyone know the story behind this 52(?) bus?
any more pics?
does it say 'Berliner VW World Express'?


Yes it does.

You know that Berliner is multiple for Berlin , great Big city in Germany.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:56 am    Post subject: . Reply with quote

Rockstock
Its actually a 1951 Deluxe and that pic was taken at the 1951 Autosalon.I have posted a pic in the gallery of it,not sure how to attach pics here.
Pretty cool graphics and a nice break away from the traditional colours of the time.
If you look closely at the photo,its hinting at one of the 'improvements' made later by Volkswagen,it has a sunvisor fitted that later on would become part of the peak on the 'improved' March '55 onwards Buses.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That green on green sunroof standard is bad ass....

I think that the standard is brown biege over light beige but i might be wrong.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:41 am    Post subject: Re: . Reply with quote

the barNdoor bulli'Z wrote:
I have posted a pic in the gallery of it,not sure how to attach pics here.


Here you go mate

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

low54 wrote:
jjlux wrote:
That green on green sunroof standard is bad ass....

I think that the standard is brown biege over light beige but i might be wrong.


I think it's actually Grey on Grey like Drew O's '51 Standard. VERY early color scheme.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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low54 wrote:
jjlux wrote:
That green on green sunroof standard is bad ass....

I think that the standard is brown biege over light beige but i might be wrong.


I think it's actually Grey on Grey like Drew O's '51 Standard. VERY early color scheme.


Should of know that as i have one that colour on its way Embarassed
Was early in the day
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUCIOBATISTI wrote:
low54 wrote:
jjlux wrote:
That green on green sunroof standard is bad ass....

I think that the standard is brown biege over light beige but i might be wrong.


I think it's actually Grey on Grey like Drew O's '51 Standard. VERY early color scheme.


What happened to Drew? Does he still own the 51?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BUCIOBATISTI wrote:
low54 wrote:
jjlux wrote:
That green on green sunroof standard is bad ass....

I think that the standard is brown biege over light beige but i might be wrong.


I think it's actually Grey on Grey like Drew O's '51 Standard. VERY early color scheme.


What happened to Drew? Does he still own the 51?


Hi Simon- Yes, I believe he still does. He is a member here on the samba and his screen name is micro9301 after the chassis number of that very Bus.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pics from 10 minutes ago, proof that the 51 is alive and well. They will get some nor-cal sun this afternoon.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an awesome sight!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's an awesome sight!


No doubt. Nearly impossible to top that garage.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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that back window is the shit.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm jealous.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always liked Ab 51 very cool barndoor
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: The VW World Express Deluxe Reply with quote

VolksWouteŽ wrote:
RockStock wrote:
does anyone know the story behind this 52(?) bus?
any more pics?
does it say 'Berliner VW World Express'?
You know that Berliner is multiple for Berlin , great Big city in Germany.
If i'm not mistaking..

Berliner would mean Berlin's.

Quoting JFK 'Ich bin ein Berliner': I'm a citizen of Berlin
(or actually i'm a Jelly Doughnut. I'm a citizen of Berlin would be Ich bin Berliner)

Berliner is genitive for Berlin, meaning 'Berlin's', or 'of Berlin'

Today Berlin is the capital of Germany, at that time Berlin was the capital of the DDR, the Deutsche Demokratische Republik, or the German Democtratic Republic, aka eastern Germany.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Berlin's symbol is a bear, as shown in the front door of that bus. I wonder if it went around the world in some kind of factory-sponsored publicity tour. If so, it would be a treat to see some of the photos...
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