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1:8 VW T1 Samba Camper - now on sale! Options
Tomick
#21 Posted : 19 April 2018 19:20:44

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roymattblack wrote:
I'm sure it will be popular and sell very well.
For some odd reason though, I have some kind of allergy to anything Vdub.
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#22 Posted : 19 April 2018 19:34:45

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True - I personally don't like them as real vehicles but yes - incredibly popular....
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#23 Posted : 19 April 2018 19:53:11

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Loverly but would heve preferd a classic camper version, still might be convertable like the real thing

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#24 Posted : 19 April 2018 20:16:50

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I think this will be a popular kit BigGrin

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#25 Posted : 19 April 2018 22:55:02

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Think this will have a lot of followers, lots of nostalgia surrounding the Samba van. Look forward to seeing this one appear very soon....Cool Cool

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#26 Posted : 20 April 2018 02:36:23

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This is one that has a lot of potential for being customized and made unique, just like the real ones were.

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#27 Posted : 20 April 2018 08:07:55

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Looks great. There's a massive VW van following so should be very popular.

Look forward to seeing this released.

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#28 Posted : 20 April 2018 09:28:14

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#29 Posted : 20 April 2018 09:34:16

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Will this be available in all regions?

All being well, yes as a monthly Subscription only.
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#30 Posted : 20 April 2018 13:06:30

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I will be going for thisDrool Drool i actually helped restore 3 splits and a couple of bay window buses in the pastBigGrin lovely Drool Drool regards PhilCool
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#31 Posted : 20 April 2018 16:47:26

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#32 Posted : 17 June 2018 10:10:21

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Any more news on this, I would love to subscribe and sign up to this amazing model.love the classic vw bus :)
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#33 Posted : 17 June 2018 10:31:43

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Auuo54 wrote:
Any more news on this, I would love to subscribe and sign up to this amazing model.love the classic vw bus :)
It should be with us in Autumn Cool
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#34 Posted : 17 June 2018 16:37:35

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Shades and Bermudas at the ready. LOL LOL

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#35 Posted : 13 August 2018 21:04:54

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Now confirmed, the VW T1 Samba Campervan will be with us very soon, further details to follow Cool

Due to go on sale late Sept/early Oct 2018 as a 12 month Subscription Cool
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#36 Posted : 13 August 2018 21:59:22

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#37 Posted : 13 August 2018 22:08:53

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UK only or USa too?

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#38 Posted : 13 August 2018 22:46:33

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UK only or USa too?

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USA too but a few weeks later Cool
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#39 Posted : 14 August 2018 07:03:37

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#40 Posted : 14 August 2018 11:41:54

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Volkswagen T1 Samba

From 1950 to 1956, the T1 was built in Wolfsburg and from 1956, it was built at the new Transporter factory in Hanover.

Like the Beetle, the first T1's had the 1,131cc Volkswagen air-cooled flat-four-cylinder 'boxer' engine mounted in the rear. This was upgraded to 1,192cc 1953. During the 17 years of production there were a great many versions produced of the Transporter by VW and they started producing the Samba in 1951. The Samba, officially called the "Sunroof Deluxe", came with eight small skylight windows giving it the name of the 23-window. From 1964 the wider tailgate meant the rear corner windows were discontinued, making the post 1964 models the 13-window and 21-window.

The Samba has the distinctive split front windscreen and the V shape on the front panel. Around the world it became affectionately known as the Bus, Barndoor, Kombi, Bulli, Microbus, Splitscreen (or Splittie), Samba, 21 Window and 23 Window, to name just a few of its nicknames.
Samba's were painted standard in two colours. Usually, the upper part was coloured white. The two coloured 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. 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.

The Samba, in the USA was also known as the 'Sunroof Deluxe' and was the most luxurious version of the T1. Volkswagen vans in the USA were informally 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 (the 23 window version had additional curved windows in the rear corners). To distinguish it from the normal Volkswagen van the name Samba was coined and in Australia, "Alpine".

When Volkswagen started producing the successor of the T1 (the T2) the company also stopped producing the Samba so there are no Samba's in later versions of the Transporter

German production of the Transporter stopped after the 1967 model year; however, the T1 still was made in Brazil until 1975, when it was modified with a 1968–79 T2-style front end, and big 1972-vintage taillights into the so-called "T1.5" and produced until 1996.
The Brazilian T1's were not identical to the last German models (the T1.5 was locally produced in Brazil using the 1950's and 1960's-era stamping dies to cut down on retooling, alongside the Beetle, where the pre-1965 body style was retained), though they sported some characteristic features of the T1a, such as the cargo doors and five-stud 205mm Pitch Circle diameter rims.

Between 1950 - 67 when production of the Splitscreen model ended, the production line had rolled out 1,477,330 Transporter vehicles.

Like the Beetle, the T1 received numerous nicknames worldwide and, because of its popularity during the Hippie movement of the 1960's, they still remain iconic for many hippie's today and huge popularity to own or hire.

The T2 series ceased production in Brazil on the 31st Dec 2013, due to the introduction of more stringent safety regulations. This marked the end of the era of rear-engine Volkswagen's which originated in 1935 with the Type 1 prototypes.

Build the VW T1 Samba Camper

Scale: 1:8

Weight: 8kg

Dimensions: Length 53.5cm, Width 22.5cm, Height 24.5cm

Official Volkswagen licensed model

Model Features: Functioning doors, engine cover and fuel access flap; Split windscreen; Sliding windows; Working lights; Authentic VW air-cooled engine; Steerable wheels by the steering wheel; Authentic interior details; Fabric sunroof; Luggage rack & Ladder; Folding seats; Authentic metal wheel rims & rubber tyres. Also includes typical accessories of the time (suitcases & surfboard).

Pre-painted die-cast metal bodywork with ABS plastic; thermoplastic and rubber parts.

This is a must-have model for any T1 fan or model car collector. Clear, step-by-step instructions (via download), accompanied by detailed photos to make building your model as easy as possible.
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