Two unique and very different Kombis will be going under the Hammer next month at Shannons.

Once the workhorse of surfers and backpackers traversing the Australian landscape, these two registered Kombis are joining three Australian Bathurst icons next month when they go under the hammer on May 8th at Shannons Autumn Classic Auction in Melbourne.

1967 Split Window Kombi

This Australian-delivered, showroom condition two-tone cream over sky blue ‘Splitty’ is the result of a comprehensive restoration project after the current owner discovered the ’barn find’.

Sitting inside a shed after serving its duties this original Kombi was found 15 years ago and has been refurbished with a campervan conversion and red vinyl interior. Its four-cylinder air-cooled 1600cc engine has been stroked to 1750cc and has been upgraded further with twin Weber carburettors. The brakes have been given a bit more bite thanks to the addition of a hidden brake booster.

The car has been serving duties as a coastal cruiser since its restoration.

Estimated price range: $64,000-$72,000

1976 Volkswagen ‘Modified’ Race Transporter

This unique take on a 1976 Kombi was converted by Wolfsburg Automotive in Geelong, Victoria into a 5.575m long (1.295m longer than standard) vehicle transporter.

The project took over 12 months to complete at a cost of more than $55,000 and included reinforcing the chassis, respraying the vehicle in triple-tone white, silver and Sage Green, and reupholstering the interior in black and cream trim.

The current owner has been using the engineer certified and registered Kombi to transport sports cars and open wheelers in its 4m x 1.65m flat bed tray.

Estimated price range: $46,000-$54,000


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