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Volkswagen Offers Microbus Factory Restorations

Posted April 11, 2012 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Like many automakers today, Volkswagen knows the value of its famous heritage, and the goodwill that heritage still generates around the world with Volkwagen fans and the general public alike. VW's Commercial Vehicles branch - based in Hannover, Germany, where the original Type 2 Bus was built from the 1950s on - has since 2007 had a department called Commercial Vehicles Oldtimers. This department has been dedicated to preserving the heritage of the iconic VW Bus and its variants, and in that vein, a team of trained mechanics (as well as a technological historian and an event planner) have purchased and restored about 100 vehicles for internal VW use.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimers announced recently that it will now offer its services restoring historic VW commercial vehicles to external customers. This department, consisting of 13 people, has moved to a new 7,000-square meter (75,347-square foot) building that accommodates the historic vehicles, a machine shop, and a paint shop.

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