SOLD!  1959 Cutty Sark Kombi, Original Paint, Logos, and 76,000 Miles!

1959 Cutty Sark Kombi, Original Paint and Logos, 76,000 Original Miles!

Here is what is without a doubt one of the coolest original paint logoed Buses in the World.  The Cutty Sark Kombi is well-recognized and respected in the serious Bus enthusiast circle and rightfully so, it's virtually unparalleled in cool factor.

This Bus was originally owned by Davis Brothers Liquor Distributors in Denver, Colorado and was parked back in 1974.  It sat until it was discovered, purchased, and revived by a Bus enthusiast back in 2001.  He drove the Bus regularly and made several long-distance trips in it including a round trip to Southern California for the VW Classic Weekend during his ownership.
Some of the cool features of the Bus include showing just 76,000 miles on the odometer, still running the original engine and running gear, being a desirable 6 popout window Bus, and having all of the correct original seats although the covers have seen better days.

The body is what I'd constitute as being in good shape with some typical dings and chips around as you'd expect with a 50 year old survivor but it is straight and clean for the most part.  There are the obvious rust issues which are very localized and consist of the rockers, passengers upper dogleg triangle, a small spot on the passengers front wheel closeout, and some blistering showing above the outrigger/jack point areas on the cargo floor.  There are some dents in the roof possibly from heavy piles of snow or somebody maybe having stepped between the bars of a roof rack, hard to say, but you may want to push them out.  The floors are very nice, front being in excellent shape, the rear is super nice original primer, exceptionally straight, but just has the previously mentioned issues on it.  The underside is clean and solid as well which the pics will show.  The paint and logos are original as well, and the front and rear logos were retouched by a professional sign painter during a previous ownership.  They could stand to be dulled down a bit depending upon your taste.

The interior is in nice shape as well, complete with all the correct early seats, door panels, and excellent original paint and primer throughout.  Rarely do you see such a well preserved interior on a 50 year old Kombi.  The original seat covers look to have gotten a bit crispy from age and large patches have fallen out of them.  I have heard some enthusiasts talking recently about a excellent matching grey upholstery having been found so getting the seats restored to a high standard should not be difficult if you'd chose to go that route.  The dash is uncut, shiny original Dove Blue paint, and has only minor flaws from use.  The original grey pressboard panels are in great shape as well and the original floor mat is nice too. 

Mechanically the Bus is in good shape, has the correct original 1192cc 36hp engine, correct split case transaxle which leaks at the front, we're certain it's just a seal.  The electrical system is still 6 volt as well.  The wheels are the correct and match dated 1959 15 inch Bus wheels with fresh and correct 6.40-15 bias ply tires on them.

This Bus is very affordable and ready to enjoy as it is or with a bit of skilled patching, blending, and a head to toe detail you would have a phenomenally cool preserved Bus that is certain to be a conversation piece and standout wherever it goes.  Thanks!


*Please note that this Kombi is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and that the rack shown in some of the pics is not included.

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Brendan Finn (858)366-2549

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