For Sale: 1966 Volkswagen Transporter in Cadillac, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1966 Volkswagen Transporter Converted by Carrozzeria Grazia of Italy in 1966 this is a one of a kind Salesflap. With the birth certificate to prove it. This is an American LHD (Left hand drive) European LHCD (Left hand cargo door), and super rare. This is an amazing example of the Carrozzeria Grazia converted bus and as far as I have found it is one of one with the sales flap going up into the roof. This comes with the original Italian commercial turn signals, the commercial vehicle red stripe, the commercial vehicle license holder, custom coach built mirrors and the coach built Carrozzeria Badges. Everything on this car is in working order and I have never had an issue with any electrical and I just had my mechanic do a once over to look at everything for a completed sale. Vin 216133806 H/4 Cylinder-Gasoline 1.5 Liter/ 32kw (44hp) 4-speed manual transmission Manufacture date: 6.04.1966 Delivery date: 10.04.1966 Delivered in: Bologna Country of Origin: Italy M403 CKD (completely knocked-down-production) M043 Cannot be identified LHD Delivery Van, Wing Door Left Type/ Model 213 Paint L31 Dove Blue Interior 83 / Mesh Gray, Fabric There are no others like it. Notice how the flap door is actually part of the roof. You won't see that with 'normal' run of the mill Westy SO-1 conversions. This is a one of one bus. Vintage Warehouse bought this salesflap back in 2004 or so and had been using it as a daily driver / parts hauler / swap meet vehicle for 10 years. It's gone through many changes and upgrades in that time. I have changed the motor, trans and front beam to take the bus back to original running stance and get back the Original Look and stance. This is now a bullet proof driver. Lets start with the body. It's ORIGINAL paint. What you see is what you get but after I acquired the bus we did a Long panel repair on the Right Hand side, lower rocker repair, door bottom repair inside but not on the outside (still has original door skins) and lower cargo door repair. The rust was not that bad but caused the body do flex so it needed to be done to preserve the vehicle. When I purchased this bus in late 2019 I made the decision to not touch any of the original paint except these areas. I found Italian coins that were in the door panels when we took it all apart. The only 'work' is around the flap from when the conversion was done back in 1966. Recent paint only on those areas and minimal blending, no hidden bondo. 100% German except for the few Klassic Fab pieces that needed replacing!! When purchased in 2004, Vintage warehouse said that they found the rear apron and rear hatch were not original paint. After years of searching he was able to find replacements that were. Not an easy task!! It does have it's flaws if you don't love a few scratches and usual marks from being a bus with this history. This is a rare Italian Sales flap bus conversion, American LHD, European Left hand cargo area, and a coachbuilt sales flap that has an uncut dash, original speedo (77581 KM) the seats and panels have been replaced and the rear cargo area is empty but you can tell that it was used to transport boxes for some sort of laundry or dry cleaning business. Interior wise it has been changed a bit, but nothing that jumps out at you. Seats are covered in 'salt and pepper' mesh grey and grey vinyl, as are the door panels and kick panels. The original cab divider and headliner panels (not installed) are the factory grey color. The rear cargo area is in original worn grey paint. Nothing fancy there, but original. The areas that I had repaired are in primer gray to protect them but have not been color matched to the cargo interior color yet. All windows have the original rubber and even though it shows its age it is amazing that it it is almost all original and I even have the old door gasket that came out during the rust repair if you wanted to install it back in. The salesflap had no supports when purchased in 2004. For years we used loose rods (as seen i

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Volkswagen Transporter
  • Listing ID: CC-1660949
  • Price: $55,995
  • Location:Cadillac, Michigan
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Transporter
  • Exterior Color:Black/Custom
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:332770
  • VIN:AMS30298
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Classic Car Deals
6576 E 34 Road
Cadillac, MI 49601

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