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 Restored RHD 1960 Volkswagen ’23 window’ Samba bus sales for $202,000

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PostSubject: Restored RHD 1960 Volkswagen ’23 window’ Samba bus sales for $202,000   Tue 24 Feb 2015, 5:17 am

VW Kombi sells for record $202,000 at Melbourne auction

A restored VW Kombi bus was sold for a cool $202,000 in Melbourne on Monday night.
The 1960 Volkswagen Kombi Samba attracted frenzied bidding at the Shannons Auctions in Cheltenham, auction manager Christophe Boribon said.





“It was beautifully restored,” Mr Boribon said. “And it got a great result, absolutely.”
Only a handful of the split-window Sambas made it onto Australian roads, he said. The one sold at auction on Monday had undergone a $100,000 restoration over five years.

“We had over five phone bidders, several floor bidders and a couple of online bidders,” Mr Boribon said.

Bidding opened at $100,000 before the packed showroom, and climbed to $150,000 within 10 minutes. “There was quite a lot of commotion in the room once it reached $150,000,” Mr Boribon said. “The bidding slowed down from there, but it kept going back and forth until it reached $202,000.” The winning bid was placed by a buyer over the phone, and the new owner wants to remain anonymous.

“We believe the van is going to stay in Australia. It definitely is an auction record in Australia for a Kombi.” Mr Boribon added.


Courtesy of KombiClassics | February 24, 2015
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