This is a ’63 Volkswagen Micro Bus that was at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Volkswagen Type 2 is a utility vehicle that has been in production since November of 1949 (the first model year was 1950). This is from the first generation, which was made between 1950 and 1967. This one was modified to have a 2 liter flat-4 that produces 140 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This Volkswagen was auctioned off for $126,500.
Today’s car of the day is this Volkswagen Kombi that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. The Volkswagen Type 2 is a van that’s been in production since 1949. This is from the second generation, which was made between 1967 and 1979 (for the US and Europe). The engine of this one is a 1.6 liter flat-4 that produces 60 horsepower and 82 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This van has a top speed of 71 mph.