1965 Volkswagen Kombi

Stock: VW65-285
Current condition: ORIGINAL-PRESERVED
Performance: Berg 1776 cc
Performance options: Twin dual 40 Kadrons
Transmission: 4 speed manual with original reduction box
Color exterior: Sea Blue & Cumulous White two tone, Bumpers - Beige Gray
Color interior: Light blue with gray mesh seat covers, dash Cumulous White
Features: Factory blanking plate (never had a radio)
Mileage: 14,169
Tires: Cooper P195-75-14 White Walls
Brakes: Drum (relined recently)
Vin #: 285158285
Other 1: License Plate: RPC229 (Calif. Black Plate)

(SOLD) This 1965, Sea Blue 11 Window Kombi has limited ownership from new, with zero rust and 100% original paint. This bus has been garaged most of its life. Not only is it dry with original floors etc... but the paint is unfaded. This bus, as deep as it looks, has not been polished in 8 years to preserve the paint. The floors, in the areas where the original factory wax has flaked off, has smooth bare metal or factory paint. This is a one key locks all the vehicle. The headliner has 2 small holes, but it is original and therefore staying. It has brand new correct grey mesh seat covers. Mechanically it is spectacular currently with a Berg 1776 motor, crank, rods and heads with their deep sump and Oberg filter. There are no oil leaks, the bus has been sorted by Dave Greiner of Performance, and it sounds sweet, pulling like a train. It is still on reduction boxes and is stock height. Even the original blanking plate is included as no radio has been ever installed.


The Type 2 Volkswagen was available as a Kombi, stemming from the German: Kombinationskraftwagen (combination motor vehicle), with side windows and removable rear seats, both a passenger and a cargo vehicle combined. The 1963 model year introduced the 1500 engine – 1,493 cc (91.1 cu in) as standard equipment to the US market at 38 kW (52 PS; 51 bhp) DIN with an 83 mm (3.27 in) bore, 69 mm (2.72 in) stroke, and 7.8:1 compression ratio. Among American enthusiasts, it is common to refer to the different models by the number of their windows. The basic Kombi, or Bus, is the 11-window (a.k.a. three-window bus because of three side windows) with a split windshield, two front cabin door windows, six rear side windows, and one rear window.