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Written documentation from Germany verifies this to be an extremely rare, authentic U.S.-export Model 241 turquoise/white 23-window Deluxe Microbus with Como Green interior. It had a scheduled production date of May 8, 1963. The original VIN plate, M-code data plate and chassis body stamp further confirm authenticity. It features a full retractable sunroof, front safari windows and six pop-out side windows. It is powered by the correct (and date-correct) 1200cc engine with 4-speed manual transmission. It is also equipped with a correct big-brake transaxle, correct German square-weave carpet, vinyl headliner and two-tone Como Green upholstery and panels. The drivetrain, suspension, brakes and other mechanicals were professionally rebuilt. It has restored original VDO gauges, radio and clock. Great care was taken during the 2015-17 complete nut-and-bolt restoration to replicate original configuration and specifications of this ultra-rare Samba bus. It features mostly original sheet metal with only test miles since completion of the restoration.