TEMPORARY INFO AND PICS. An exceptional '65 VW Microbus ex-California.

This is a beautiful Californian-import 1965 VW Microbus splitscreen in excellent condition, inside and out. Although it is road tax and MOT exempt it has a long current MOT to April 2019  and V5 with UK registration and plates.

Inside and out this Microbus has been very tastefully upgraded or refurbished. This even included the installation of a wine cooler between the front seats. The interior furnishings, carpets and seats are spotless, as is the headlining and the body-colour facia and inside of the doors The bodywork and paint finish is excellent and the undercarriage is rust free. Mechanically it is superb and has been fitted with a new London VW engine less than 1000 miles ago. The 500 mile valve adjustment has been done. In place of the lethargic 1584cc  air-cooled engine, this Splitty has been uprated to 1790cc to help with maintaining todays normal road speeds. Bills for this work  total £3736.68 and included a new twin-choke Weber carb abd exhaust system. The engine bay is spotless and detailed as is the interior and bodywork. A new IRS conversion was fitted in 2010 at a cost of £2740. This vehicle wants for nothing.Without doubt this is the best Microbus we have had at Roman Garage. It comes with a stack of old MOTs and invoices for services and upgrades.

The VW first generation of the Type 1c had a split screen and was often called the Microbus or more informally the Splitty. Production on these vehicles was from 1950 to 1967. Particularly sought after is the 13 window versions, and we doubt that there are many in the UK to match this vehicle.

Please call us on 01476 563001 for an appointment to view! We don’t open weekends although sometimes a Saturday viewing can be arranged with a little notice. It is a very, very good vehicle, and we strongly recommend a visit to see it.


  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Recorded Mileage: 31617
  • Engine Size: 1790
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Date First Registered: 1965
  • Drive Side: Left Hand Drive
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Exterior Colour: Cream/Reed Green
  • Interior Colour: Cream
  • Tax Exempt: Yes
  • MOT Exempt: Yes
  • Our Price: £45995
  • Our Grading: 2
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