1959 Coca Cola VW T1 Samba Bus Flower Version Green Motor City Classics

1959 Coca Cola VW T1 Samba Bus Flower Version Green Motor City Classics

1959 Coca Cola VW T1 Samba Bus Flower Version Green Motor City Classics

If you love cars and Coca Cola, you will need this Motor City Classics 1/43 1959 Coca Cola VW T1 Samba Bus Flower Version Green. This 1/43 diecast model scale replica has the same body style as the classic 1959 VW T1 Samba model. It features the same rounded headlights, VW emblem and number of windows.
The Volkswagen Samba, in the United States also known as Sunroof Deluxe, was the most luxurious version of the Volkswagen Transporter T1. Volkswagen started producing Sambas in 1951. In the sixties this version became popular as a hippie bus.
Originally Volkswagen Vans were classified according to the number of windows they had. This particular model had 23 and later 21 windows including eight panoramic windows in the roof. To distinguish it from the normal 23 or 21-window Volkswagen van the name Samba was coined.
Instead of a sliding door at the side the Samba had two pivot doors. In addition the Samba had a fabric sunroof. At that time Volkswagen advertised with the idea of using the Samba to make tourist trips through the Alps.
Sambas were standard painted in two colors. Usually, the upper part was colored white. The two colored sections were separated by a decorative strip. Further the bus had a so-called “hat”: at the front of the van the roof was just a little longer than the car itself to block the sun for the driver. The windows had chrome tables and the van had a more comprehensive dashboard than the normal T1.
When Volkswagen started producing the successor of the T1 (the T2) the company also stopped producing the Samba so there are no Sambas in later versions of the Volkswagen Transporter.
What makes it unique from other diecasts is its green and white body finish is adorned with Coca Cola decals. It has the world famous Coca Cola brand name with lively and hippie flowers and the word Love on its body.

1959 Coca Cola VW T1 Samba Bus Flower Version Green Motor City Classics

1959 Coca Cola VW T1 Samba Bus Flower Version Green Motor City Classics


1959 Coca Cola VW T1 Samba Bus Flower Version Green Motor City Classics

1959 Coca Cola VW T1 Samba Bus Flower Version Green Motor City Classics

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