The versatile VW T1 van makes its latest appearance as the Samba Bus which in its heyday comprised the top of the range in style and luxury, boasting innovative features such as the two pivot doors at the side and a fabric sunroof.
The front windscreen was split but there were a mass of side and roof windows for its occupants to enjoy the view. The Samba's two tone colour scheme was standard, highlighted by a decorative strip along the body, which here separates the grey beige of the lower body from the lighter pearl white upper body.
The roof is finished in the same shade as the upper body with the sunroof panel in matt oyster white. Looking through the windows, we see the seating and floor moulded in dark grey beige and roof.
External trim is silver, wheels are white as are the front and rear bumpers, which also echo the fine silver and red bearing of the bodywork. Our 1:76 scale bus is registered XKO 177A from 1963.