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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:35 am    Post subject: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

Hello folks. I have a solid color red deluxe 66 that I am going to sell. Not asking for a price, but an estimate of how odd the combo is. I sent off to VW to get the birth certificate to confirm the color combo. Any input would be greatly helpful.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

It's very uncommon, I would even say rare.

Does it appear to be Fire Red or ?
What's the paint code?

Post a pic or the numbers from the M-code plate behind the passenger front seat please.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

Someone can correct me if I am wrong but aside from '66-'67 Lotus White Buses, wouldn't a single color Deluxe be a special order deal?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

It is code 300 Fire Engine Red. I have had it for a few years and have never done anything with it. I am thinking of selling it as someone else needs to love it and see it on the road as I am 52, father of 8 and have two more busses already. So, I just don't have the time. It needs extensive work, but the roof, window frames, and frame are very dry. It was hit in the front,"high" so the whole nose needs to be replaced. Just trying to get a feel for the uniqueness of it. I will post Birth Certificate
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

There isnít much info out there on solid color deluxes. I owned a 64 13 window deluxe that was dove blue. Thatís a cool bus you got there!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

Unique, certainly. Few 64-67 one color deluxes were produced, fewer survive.
If it's the bus in your photos.....it's pretty close to toast. Very few people are going to spend serious money to buy a huge project, only to spend more money than they could ever get out of it, to it make it a honest vehicle again. That's easily $100k project for a vehicle that sells for less than $50k on a good day.
Interesting, unique, but still a 13 window.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

I knew we talked about the paint code on this bus.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=719311&highlight=solid+red+deluxe

I thought you listed it for sale?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:44 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

EmpiGT wrote:
I knew we talked about the paint code on this bus.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=719311

I thought you listed it for sale?


For those interested, there are tons of pics of the Bus in that thread.

Yes, looks pretty wasted.

Bummer because that's a unique paint color.

A few pics from there
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

In terms of replacement panels, that one needs...umm...a new Bus. I could be wrong, but I would consider that example one that didn't survive.

Although, for $17K starting, one could buy a new body, then use the plates off this Bus and be miles ahead in bringing it back to the highways, that would be sort-of legit. So there is that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

This thread went from nerd bus boner to completely flacid in like 20 seconds.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

That being said I'd be interested in it for the right price, where is it located?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

Ive always wondered about my old bus.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

Oh it needs work is the understatement of the day. The best part is the frame rails, window frames, and roof. Just surface rust. I was just trying to see how rare is was. I would love to know the history of it. I know it came out of VA and then sat in SC since 1973. Crazy, I speculate it was wrecked and then just left as back then, it was just another cheap VW.

Thanks so much for the input!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

Nice rain channels, if you ever decide to sell it will make a great donor for someone with a bus with drip rail rot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

My first split(purchased 1981) was an all lotus white 1962 hardtop deluxe. I had no idea it was rare at all. Wish I had a pic.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

tasb wrote:
My first split(purchased 1981) was an all lotus white 1962 hardtop deluxe. I had no idea it was rare at all. Wish I had a pic.


That would be a rare Bus.

FWIW, it was probably Pearl White as there are some other solid Pearl White early 60s Deluxes around, like this low mileage example:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=193582
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

Youíre prolly right on the color Everett. Mine was not a low mile example, but n fact it was partially stripped and had a human tenent residing in it! There were several standards in the lot, why he chose the one with all the winders init Iíll never know!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

Bus looks like trash!

Now the Fire Engine red 21 from Texas, that's a thing of beauty!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: How rare is a solid color Deluxe? Reply with quote

Hard to beat a single color deluxe:

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