1965 VW Stretched Kombi This car was bought as a ‘rat’ in 2008 and has undergone extensive structural and cosmetic work before being registered again in July 2019. The idea for this car was to create a vehicle that could have been made by VW as a concept to exhibit at a motorshow in the 1960’s. Exterior Modifications Two 1965 Kombis joined - adding two rows of windows to the length. Dropped sills and nose to maintain proportion with the extra length. Chassis boxed and strengthened. Reshaped front wheel guard line. Gutter lip removed and roof drainage modified. Inside metal around side windows fully dressed - usually covered by the hoodlining. American model ‘towel rail ‘ bumpers fitted and moved closer to body. Font bumper has had the centre section removed to highlight front ‘V’. Polished custom aluminium side ‘spears’. 1960’s VW Beetle Wolfsburg emblem to front nose and side ‘spears’. Deluxe side ‘belt’ trim. Fuel filler panel key mechanism removed. Magnetic catch with locking fuel cap. Body seals metal filled. Safari pop out front windows. Pop-out windows fitted to all 10 side windows. Tail lights from 1961 only model year. Interior Modifications Pearlised steering wheel using original as a base. Custom steering column. Front dash factory radio cut out filled. Seals around speedo pod filled. Custom gauge pods with gauges. Front bench seat modified to two single seats. Centre console from an XP Falcon used to hide the modern electronics. Fuse box relocated from under dash to behind driver’s seat. Custom gear knob machined from billet to match dash knobs. Dress ring and background of speedo added from 1950’s VW Beetle. Headrests and custom seatbelts installed in all seating postions. Middle row of seats reversed. Engine inspection hatch in rear compartment secured with Ford XA bonnet pins. Custom hoodliner. Divider between seating area and luggage area featuring 1960’s records. Sunroof. Rear window jailbars. Motor and running gear Modifications Ball joint front beam from Bay window Kombi. VW T3 kombi front disc brakes. 2375cc motor with deep sump and remote oil cooler. New clutch. Stainless steel exhaust. 12 Volt electrics with custom full wiring harness.
|Transmission||4 sp manual|
|Registration Expiry||Jul 2021|