VW Fleetline Bus History & Spec

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VW Fleetline Bus History & Spec

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Re: VW Fleetline Bus History & Spec

Post by Ron&Gill » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:31 am

This history confirms my belief that the much maligned Fleetline deserves much more respect than it gets due to it's uniqueness, rarity, and it's Proudly South African-ness, even if it was made in Brazil and only assembled in SA and the quality of the build is not as high as the German buses. :hiding: That baywindow Fleetline "Brazilia" with the IRS RGB suspension is really a speciality. I've seen a couple of them, one on show next to Gill's bus at the Hermanus Whales Festival the year before last. The pink-orange one, I'm sure many of you know it. I spent a lot of time checking that one out. It's ugly, that's true, but it's very unique.
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1964 T34 - The Razor: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=10290
1956 T2 1b - Gill's bus: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=10948
1967 T316 - viewtopic.php?f=23&t=10931 & viewtopic.php?f=23&t=15977
2000 beach buggy - viewtopic.php?f=23&t=10915

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Re: VW Fleetline Bus History & Spec

Post by karmakoma » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:33 am

I am with you there Uncle Ron :mrgreen: proudly South-African ACVW's are all special, even if UGLY.

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Re: VW Fleetline Bus History & Spec

Post by eben » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:53 am

Ron&Gill wrote:This history confirms my belief that the much maligned Fleetline deserves much more respect than it gets due to it's uniqueness, rarity, and it's Proudly South African-ness, even if it was made in Brazil and only assembled in SA and the quality of the build is not as high as the German buses. :hiding: That baywindow Fleetline "Brazilia" with the IRS RGB suspension is really a speciality. I've seen a couple of them, one on show next to Gill's bus at the Hermanus Whales Festival the year before last. The pink-orange one, I'm sure many of you know it. I spent a lot of time checking that one out. It's ugly, that's true, but it's very unique.
I agree... so too the Autovilla, 1600S and SP 1600

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