1958 Volkswagen 23 Window MicrobusRestored, AZ Bus, Very Cool!!!
This is a beautifully restored example of a real 1958 Volkswagen 23 window microbus, not a bus that was converted to a 23 window. Whether cruising the boulevard, loading friends, family and the dog for a drive or the ultimate advertising and promotional vehicle, this is a terrific microbus! This had been stored for about 20 years in Northern Arizona when our client found it, 20 years ago! He then started a restoration on it and, after 20 years, it is about done!!
Is there anything more iconic than a VW microbus? With the enormous canvas sliding sunroof, jail house bars, safari windows, these are just the coolest. This example has been upgraded to a much better performing 1600 dual port engine for more power and practicality. This is also relatively dripping with chrome and stainless. Everything from many of the window frames, bumpers, the VW logo on the front. It has all the right details to make it look much better than a stock microbus. This restoration was focused on making this a delightful cruiser rather than a trailer queen!
We love the VW paint colors of Mouse Gray and Lotus White two-tone with the maroon trim throughout. It looks elegant and sporty at the same time. Especially with the chrome! The interior was done in authentic Mercedes tan striped broadcloth with European carpeting. These materials are far better than original, but look fantastic and are of a correct vintage!
Anyone who is anyone knows that in the world of vintage Volkswagen buses, it’s all about the windows – and the more the merrier. Five per side, eight skylights, the desirable split-screen windshield, a giant rear windshield, plus what may be the coolest pair of curved rear corner windows, and one has the “23-Window” – more glass than metal! Called the “Samba” or “Alpine” in Europe, it was the addition of the skylights, plus the canvas sunroof that exposed an expansive 2/3 of the roof to the open air that made the Microbus perfect for camping out wherever one might happen to find themselves.
This has a few small issues yet to be sorted, such as the two front doors have hinges that sag a bit and the rear lid also is being repair for its hinges (we’ll take care of this). Mainly, this microbus just needs to be cruised in and enjoyed!!
For more details please contact Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1958 Volkswagen 23 Window Microbus