1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus with Slide Sunroof Orange

1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus with Slide Sunroof Orange

1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus with Slide Sunroof Orange

The Volkswagen Type 2 or the VW Microbus was first introduced in 1950 and constantly underwent upgrades until it became known as one of the staple automobiles in the country. The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, or, informally, as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is a cabover panel van introduced in 1950 by the German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model. Following – and initially deriving from Volkswagen’s first model, the Type 1 (Beetle) – it was given the factory designation Type 2. In 1962, a heavy-duty Transporter was introduced as a factory option. It featured a cargo capacity of 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) instead of the previous 750 kg (1,653 lb), smaller but wider 14″ roadwheels, and a 1.5 Le, 31 kW (42 PS; 42 bhp) DIN engine. This was so successful that only a year later, the 750 kg, 1.2 L Transporter was discontinued. The 1963 model year introduced the 1500 engine – 1,493 cc (91.1 cu in) as standard equipment to the US market at 38 kW (52 PS; 51 bhp) DIN with an 83 mm (3.27 in) bore, 69 mm (2.72 in) stroke, and 7.8:1 compression ratio. When the Beetle received the 1.5 L engine for the 1967 model year, its power was increased to 40 kW (54 PS; 54 bhp) DIN.
All of these distinct features can be found faithfully reproduced in the Lucky Toys 1/18 1962 VW Microbus with Slide Sunroof Orange diecast model which you can definitely get for yourself today.

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