Who would have thought that a Volkswagen Bus that sold for $2,200 new, would be worth between $140,000 and $180,000 at the Bonhams Auction.
Introduced in March of 1950 by the German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model, and produced from 1950-1959, the Volkswagen Bus started a new category of motor vehicles, that eventually garnered the name today of minivans.
Called the Transporter, it used the Beetle floor pan and 94.5-inch wheelbase, but at 53.5 inches, its track was wider than the sedan’s by 2.7 inches in front and a significant 4.3 inches in back.
Passenger versions of the 1950-1959 could carry up to nine on three rows of seats.
Check out the link if you’re interested in bidding: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24811/lot/6/