Volkswagen introduced its Type 2 forward control van in 1950 and produced this first generation with only subtle changes through model year 1967. VW produced Type 2s in a variety of body styles which ranged from a windowless panel van to the Kombi (a half-cargo van, half passenger van with side windows and removable rear seats such as the example presented here) to the Samba-Bus that featured 21 windows and a cloth sunroof. Other versions included two- and four-door trucks as well as the beloved Westfalia camper version. These first generation Type 2s featured a split windshield and the smaller rear hatch and engine bay covers right through to the 1967 model year.
The owner of this Mango Green over Brown 1961 11 Window Kombi restored it several years ago and has kept it in his garage ever since. The restoration included the installation of a later model 1600cc dual port engine equipped with twin carburetors mated to a rebuilt four-speed transmission from wrightboxgear.com. The electrical features all new wiring and a 12 volt conversion complete with an alternator upgrade. The seller states that the fuel system, brakes, and suspension were all completely redone during the restoration.
The interior features a completely new interior and as the pictures illustrate, the floors feature Dynamat style sound deadening throughout but appears to lack the installation of new black rubber mats throughout that likely would have come from factory. Additionally, the restoration included all new seals and safari windows.