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1956 Volkswagen Double Door Panel Van.

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Year                  Manufactured on the 25th May 1956

Type                  Model: Delivery Van / Panel ( 216 ) RHD, Double (Side Loading) Doors

Chassis             182309

Engine              1192cc, 30bhp, Eng.No.429737

Colour               VW Blue (Upper) & Dove Blue (Lower)

History             Original Export Destination was England (EN)

Options             M020 Mph speedometer, M090 Laminated Glass, M108 SO42 Camping Equipment, M008, M018 & M043

Electrical          6 Volt (with additional indicators added for safety reasons)

Wheels             15 x 4.5J Painted in VW Blue

Tyres                Firestone 6.40 x 15 Whitewall X-Plys

 

Accessories     Ambulance Fans, Genuine Front Safari Windows, Period Sign Writing

                         Period Suitcases, Picnic Cases & Freight Packing Crates

 

Information     This van still carries its original handbook, service history, cranking handle and tool kit.

                        The van was off the road from 1964 to 1988. To date this vehicle has approximately 45K miles from new.

 

Awards           1st in Concour's D'elegance (Class 10) at Stanford Hall 2013.

                        2nd in Concour's D'elegance (Class 10) at Stanford Hall 2008.

                        2nd in Concour's D'elegance (Class 10) at Stanford Hall 2007.

                        Voted "Van of the Month" on SSVC Forum for May 2007.

                        1st in Splitscreen Type 2 Class at Bugsperience 1996.

                        1st in Concour's D'elegance (Class 10) at Stanford Hall 1996.

                        Winner in Concour's D'elegance (Class 6) at Stonor Park 1996.

                        2nd (Runner-Up) in Class 4 at VW Northwest 1995.

                        Winner in Class at VW Expo 1995.

                        Winner in Concour's D'elegance at B.V.F 1995.

                        Best in Class (Type 2) at Northern Volksfair 1995.

 

Magazines      Camper & Commercial June Issue 2008 (Front Cover and Inside Feature).

                        Ultra VW July Issue 2007 (US Version Front Cover and Inside Feature).

 

Books              Original VW Bus (By Laurence Meredith) - Pages 16, 17, 29, 32, 52 and 62

                         Volkswagen Transporters 1950-1990 (By Classic Marques/Nostalgia Road) - Front Cover

 

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