Heading out in search of adventure on the open road is always a mighty appealing proposition in our opinion here at The Coolector and this enjoyment will be ramped up significantly if you’ve got a steed like this 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe ’23-Window’ Microbus along for the ride. Going under the hammer with RM Sotheby’s, this spectacular steed is positively overflowing with old school cool and will make heading down Route 66 et all all the more enjoyable.
This breathtaking 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe ’23-Window’ Microbus from RM Sotheby’s is going up for auction in their Monterrey event in August and it is a highly desirable “23-Window” bus with “Samba” canvas roof. Vintage vibes abound with this one and it has been meticulously repainted in its original two-tone Sealing Wax Red and Silver Beige over a grey interior to give it that added sense of authenticity and a 60s vibe which is impossible to ignore.
A Drive To Remember
It’s fair to say that hitting the road in a machine like this 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe ’23-Window’ Microbus will make the experience all the more memorable and enjoyable and, given its size, you’ll be able to take plenty of friends along for the ride. It has recently completed total restoration by Napa Valley Restorations to an exceptional standard and this is the most sought-after version of the very collectable Volkswagen Microbuses on the market so, if you like what you see, you’ll likely face stiff competition when the hammer drops on this one in Monterrey.
This 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe “23-Window” Microbus with the appealing “Samba” sunroof is undoubtedly going to be one of RM Sotheby’s most popular lots in Monterrey. It is so-named due to its abundance of glass, which includes five windows per side, eight skylights, the desirable split-screen windshield, a giant rear windshield, plus distinctive curved rear corner windows. This first class road trip warrior also boasts a bright and airy cabin, even before the sunroof is opened so it will make heading out on a road trip this Fall all the more enjoyable.
It is presented in its original, appealing combination of Sealing Wax Red and Silver Beige over its correct grey interior, which makes this highly desirable 23-Window Microbus look just as it must have done when it first rolled off the production line (if not better). Topped by its original roof rack painstakingly restored using its original wood slats and accompanied by tools and a spare, it would be equally suited to show exhibition or carefree drives down the coast.