1957 Double Door Panel!

Early 1957 Double Door Panel Bus, Original Paint, Awesome Desert Patina!

Here's a very cool bubble taillight Double Door Panel Bus that has been off the road in the high desert of Utah since 1966.  It was originally used at a dairy farm to bring the milk from the barn to the farm house back in the day.  It has an incredible genuine sun fade that we preservationists live for.

Some of the many features include the original bubble taillights, glass reflectors, brakelight decklid, beautiful crankstart apron, original front pressed bumper, gorgeous uncut original Dove Blue dash, original flat back front seat, good 6.70-15 bias ply tires on original 15 inch Bus wheels, an NOS cab divider, the list goes on.

The body is impressive for being unhacked and now 58 years old!  The flat cab doors, high hinge flat cargo doors, thick lipped doglegs, flat wheel wells, outtie vents, brakelight decklid, uncut original crankstart apron, taillight and reflector holes, and bulkhead are all intact and original.  There is rust in the rockers and some perforation in the front floor corners but the original belly pans are above average as is the battery tray and the roof is pretty damn nice, too.  You can even see the faint weight capacity logos above the rear axles.  There are some typical bonks and bruises that you'd expect to see with a nearly 60 year old unrestored commercial vehicle but it's definitely way nicer than most we see anymore.

Interior features include the beautiful original paint dash, 70mph speedometer, radio block off plate, correct original flat backrest front seat, original grey pressed board commercial sun visor, ratty floor mat, extremely nice and NOS cab divider, and loads of factory flat grey paint still showing in the cargo area.

Mechanically the Bus will need a revival as it's been off the road approximately 49 years.  It comes with a running and generationally correct 36hp that came from a 1958 Bus.  Additionally it still has a correct and probably original split case transaxle, the correct early front beam, correct 15 inch Bus wheels, and the 6.70 bias ply tires are in good shape and runable.  It won't take much work to have this one back on the road!  Thanks!


Please note that this cool early Double Door Panel Bus is located in West Covina, California.

Please visit my website at to see the full album of pics of this Bus, more interesting Vintage VW's, Classic Cars, Holy Grail Garage Gear, and Parts for sale.

Brendan Finn (858)366-2549

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