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The Volkswagen Samba, in the United States known as Sunroof deluxe, was the most luxurious version of the Volkswagen Type 2 T1 (Transporter). Samba was from 1951 into production.

Originally Volkswagen vans were classified according to the number of windows they had. The model which is at stake had 23 windows. To distinguish between the ordinary 23-ramer and the luxury version called Samba was coined.

The Samba had to the side instead of a sliding door two pivot doors. In addition, the Samba’s had a sunroof substances which could be slid open, and in the sides of the roof sat panorama windows. Volkswagen made time advertising by suggesting that Samba could be used for tourist trips through the Alps . Samba were known in the sixties popular as hippiebus .

Samba became standard painted in two colours. Usually, the upper part was white coloured and the lower part. The coloured parts were separated by a decorative strip. Further, the bus had a “hat”. This means that a piece of the roof by walked past the wind shield. The windows had chrome lists and the car had a more comprehensive dashboard than the normal T1.

The idea of the Samba was unleashed when Volkswagen’s successor, T2, rose into production.

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