Flower Power VW Microbus Could Fetch More Than $200,000 At Auction

There are a few good reasons as to why this Volkswagen Microbus Deluxe could sell for more than the price of a new Audi R8 V10 Plus.

First, it’s the highly-collectible 23-window version equipped with the canvas ‘Samba’ sunroof and other options, and second, it was fully restored to its factory specification using all original parts.

Clearly, the restorer has paid lots of attention to detail, as the Microbus features a gorgeous two-tone paint job, correct wheels and tires, leather seats, speedometer in miles-per-hour, and basic yet cozy cabin that can take up to 8 passengers alongside the driver.

All of these, combined helped it win various West Coast concours events, including the Hillsborough in 2014, and it also brought it various awards at every event it entered.

Details surrounding its exact mileage haven’t been released by RMSothebys, which have the classic listed for their New York City auction, which will take place on December 6.

However, they do say that it was originally shipped to Los Angeles, California, back in 1960, and that it’s offered with a proper tool roll, a classic Volkswagen logo ignition key, and another key used to open the engine and gas doors.

The Microbus will be offered without reserve, though the auction house estimates it will fetch between $150,000 and $225,000.


  • Six_Tymes

    where are those crazy filthy wealthy guys, tell them to ruin this while off-roading too.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Oh I love VW Microbus. I can still vividly remember when I was very young (like 6 yo) my family took me to family gathering at Bedugul National Park, Bali. We continued our “tour” to virtually all around Bali. I sat right on top of engine cover in the back of a Microbus with my friends. We were so small that we could fit in that tiny place. (Don’t ask about safety or such, it was almost non-existent topic back then. Beside, I think our Microbus didn’t go fast at all.. LOL). I think it’s comfortable enough and very pleasing, maybe it’s because I spent a good time within it with my family and friends. I love my parents so much.

  • emjayay

    In this state of restoration it is an art object that should be in the MOMA collection. And they should let the public sit inside, maybe with screens all around with scenery slowly going by. It’s an absolutely awesome design plus awesome execution.

    But no rational person would want to use it as it was intended, given the crash protection of a bicycle and total lack of power. Fill those seats and it”s 0-60 in forever. And then it overheats and fries some valves.


  • KareKakk

    Low price for such a TimeMachine.

  • ChrisInIL

    That’s $8,695.65 per window.

  • alexxx

    Oh so beautiful…

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