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1960 Volkswagen Samba bus could break auction records

Shannons is predicting a rare, Australian-delivered 1960 Volkswagen Samba bus will sell for more than $120,000 at the Shannons Melbourne Late Summer sale.

EXPECTED TO re-write Australian auction records, a locally-delivered 1960 VW Samba bus, one of only three Australian delivered walk-through ‘23-window’ Kombi Sambas could fetch as much as $140,000 when it heads to auction at the end of this month (February 23).

“The ‘step-through’ T2 Deluxe Microbus with its period ‘Golde’ folding roof that is being auctioned by Shannons – widely regarded as the most collectible Kombi of all – was completed on December 13, 1960 and first delivered in Melbourne,” Shannons said in a statement.

1960 Volkswagen Samba to break auction records

“Beautiful in every detail, the Kombi is presented in the delightful two-tone period colours of Paprika and White with contrasting tan upholstery and has subsequently been the recipient of several awards, including President’s Choice at the Volkswagen Club of Victoria’s ‘Day of the Volkswagen’ in 2013.

1960 Volkswagen Samba to break auction records

“With documentation of the rebuild (including receipts) and registered in Victoria, Shannons National Auction Manager Christophe Boribon believes this is one of the most desirable Kombis to come to auction in Australia.”

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Isaac Bober

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