1963 Volkswagen MicroBus Sells for $217,800!

At the Barrett-Jackson auction in Orange County, $159,500 could buy you a 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III James Young sedan. A mere $165,000 would put you in the driver’s seat of a 2005 Ford GT. Doling out more than $200,000 nets you a . . . Volkswagen Microbus?

Believe it!  According to Barrett-Jackson, a 1963 VW Samba Microbus went for $217,800 after the buyer’s fee. The soaring selling price was undoubtedly a surprise, but the gorgeous mouse-grey-and-pearl-white bus is first-generation and restored to better-than-new condition. It has a German mohair headliner, all original latches, handles and ashtrays, and this particular ’63 model just won the best bus award at the VW Classic event.

The museum-quality vehicle certainly looks good–too good, in fact, for Haight-Ashbury or any other former Deadhead haven. This bus is likely destined to be a trailer queen.

Reed Atamian president and owner principal; Honda and Volkswagen Dealerships are located in Tewksbury MA. Atamian Honda & Volkswagen serve among many others the communities of Billerica, Wilmington, Lowell, Lawrence, Bedford, Woburn, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Middleton, Danvers, Tyngsboro, West of Boston, Boston, Greater Boston,Southern NH, Manchester, Nashua for Honda, Volkswagen, Used Cars, Pre-Owned Cars Sales and Service.

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  1. Is this the same one that I saw Reed Atamian driving around Lowell ?

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