Volkswagen Military Vehicles

1944 Volkswagen Kubelwagen Type 82

1944 Volkswagen Kubelwagen Type 82


Volkswagen Kubelwagen Type Dashboard

Volkswagen Kubelwagen Type Dashboard


Volkswagen Schwimmwagen

Volkswagen Schwimmwagen

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive:
A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot

First published in 1969, this classic manual of automotive repair equips VW owners with the knowledge to handle every situation they will come across with any air-cooled Volkswagen built through 1978, including Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campers.

Easy to understand and fun to read information. For novice and veteran mechanics alike. Anecdotal descriptions, and clear language, this book takes the mystery out of diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures, and offers some chuckles along the way.

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Samba Micro-Bus

In February of 1950 Volkswagen announced the release of a very convenient new vehicle called the "Delivery Van". Produced in numerous versions during its life time, the Samba micro-bus version was one of the most popular.

Loved by their owners, many of the micro-buses and vans can still be seen on the roads of countries throughout the world even today. Optional open or closed roof panel, US or Euro version bumpers and front signal lights. Full interior with opening front and side doors and rear hatch with detailed 1.2 liter air cooled engine. Decal with authentic factory markings. Molded in white and clear with chrome plated parts and soft black tires.

Details on the Revell 1:24 Volkswagen T1 Samba Bus Model Kit and more.


  1. Paul Baker says:

    Ex Australian Military 11kva Generator from 1967 with a Volkswagen air cooled motor only 231 hrs use since 1967!!

    If you are a military collector or a Volkswagen enthusiast then this is a great oportunity to get a truly unique item that is in excelent condition. It has only done 231 hrs of work at steady revs since new… (a virtually brand new pre-1967 VW motor..)

    The fact that this VW engine is virtually brand new, with only 231 hrs run time at constant steady revs, would make this engine and its periferals, less than 5000kms old… well less, and considering its rev range… probably less than 1000km old.
    I honestly consider this unit to be a museum / collectors peice. and the way a generator runs would probably put the wear on the bores of the VW engine at only a few hundred equivalent road kilometers, so this would be one of the freshest original 1960s VW engines in the world …. and built to military specifications.
    The motor off this generator can easily be removed (about 10 bolts and half an hour), and the generator could be converted to run off of Gas, Diesel, or any other drive that you would want fitted, including your power take off (PTO) on your 4WD or tractor or truck…. basicly, anything that spins… even a wind turbine or water wheel if they spin fast enough…. or are geared to spin fast enough.

    The Volkswagen motor is in excellent order, and has only done 231 hrs work in all its life!! (45 years) and could be used for Beetle, combi or for an off road buggy, as the entire engine is a complete stand alone unit that just drives the shaft of the generator.

    It will need an oil change and the fuel system cleaned prior to starting, as it has not been run for quite a few years.. (I can do this if someone wants it)
    I would consider honing the bores and full internal lubrication prior to starting if you are a VW enthusiast.
    If you are looking for a generator, you could change the drive and sell the VW motor… or use it…. up to you.

    I have not cleaned this unit at all, so you can see it is an original and genuine barn find… it has no signs of any nut or bolt ever having had a spanner on them, and there is not a drop of oil, or signs of any engine fluid on the whole thing… just a layer of 30 year old of dust that when wiped with you thumb, shows clean untouched engine.

    The quality of these units is absolutely amazing… It is military, so you know it has been serviced well and constructed to the highest standards… and built better than anything you could get for a hell of a lot more money.
    The generator control panel is beautiful, with 1967 quality vacuum sealed guages and brass/bakelite switches and they all work and look amazing … the utter quality of the electrical fittings would cost a small fortune to replace.

    If you want to generate 11kva then this is a high quality option, The fact it is petrol driven can be overcome very easily as it is such a versatile unit.
    The whole unit is carried in its own frame, with a large fuel tank, the generator unit, the control panel and electrical box, and the VW engine fitted on rubber mounts.

    I intend to study it well prior to selling it…
    I have been told that because of the near new VW engine, this is probably as rare as rocking horse doo doo!!!

    Feel free to come and take a look or send me any advice… like where is the engine number located on a VW?? : /

  2. Milan says:

    Very interesting thinking mate , how much you want for genie and motor , or separate , cheers Milan

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