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  • Franz
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    Dedicated to the dinosaurs. Post up bd stuff.

    If I had to pick my favorite model, this is hard to beat. Just came up for sale. 1952 white roof non-sunroof deluxe.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2185823

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    Franz
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    Same bus? Notice the lack of body bumpers. From the vintage picture thread on samba. Check out the type 1 chassis carts too.
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    Willy
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    Yeah, I think without a doubt the 15s are the coolest. I think there are only 3 known…? ???

    The one you have pictured there, and then the one Brendan sold not too long ago, and then another one that was found buried under some rocks in a quarry… ???

    There have been others apparently but I think these are the only 2 that are confirmed to be authentic.

    The one sold by Holy Grail Garage:

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    The squished rock pile bus… Glad they wrapped up the nose to protect in on the drive home ?

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    ColeB
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    The one franz posted that is for sale has a weird history. I talked to the German dude who restored it while I was at Ben Pon. He found it in Italy and it had been in a really bad crash in the early 60’s so they cut the whole front clip and roof off and replaced it with a early 60’s nose and 23 window roof. So it looked like an early 60’s 23 window bus. But he got it and figured out what it was and replaced all that again to put it back to the 15 window.

     

    On a a side note. How can you tell if an early BD was white roof? Early birth cirts were super vague. So I guess you just need to know the history of the bus to know if it really started that way?

    volksaddict
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    Nice write up Cole.

    Wish I had a barndoor. If I ever bought one though it would probably look like the last one, that’s the quality of the stuff that follows me home.

    Pete
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    Look close….this one^^^^ is actually a 23.

    That 15 window for sale is perfection.

    John Jones
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    The coolest buses on EARTH!!!   If I have the chance at one again… I’m sure I will sell my soul to get it….. 😎

    I have had three, and made em all run and drive….  😎

    Franz
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    1950 or 1951 does it for me. I’m not much of a sealing wax pink guy. haha

    Jb
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    I need me a BD…..the odd J out

    Phat Bug
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    This shorty just been discovered in Australia…….

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    Pretty messed up, but rad at the same time haha.

    Owners are going to put it up on eBay soon, be interesting to see what it goes for.

    Jb
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    is there a link to that one?

    ColeB
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    Phat Bug
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    is there a link to that one?

    Not yet, I’ll find out more info soon.

    I have been liaising with the finders, telling them how important it is, they found it whilst on holidays on a remote Island and had no idea the significance of it.

    I convinced them to head back with a trailer to collect it, 1100 miles round trip & just got it home yesterday. It’s a May ’54.

    One of only 299 Barny’s shipped to Australia.

    Phat Bug
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    Of the 299 Barny’s sold to OZ my Dad has had 5 of them…………

    His first 2 Barny’s circa 1970-75……

    Were sold to another collector in the early 90’s but I believe both were parted out.

     

    Next one he found about ’98 when he took a wrong turn, this was the craziest recovery mission we’ve done, wish I had pics of that day…….

    Was sold and is now running/driving but no body work started.

    The next was found in the early ’90s, but We didn’t pick it up till about 2000….

    Was sold to the same collector as the first two, but is still intact.

    And the last one is the rarest of the lot, standard sunroof with factory safaries……

    Eventually made it’s way to the UK, and now fully restored……

     

    Jb
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    Wow! Cool pics and history of your old mans finds!

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