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How many RHD Sambas AU CKDs in 63’?

Discussion in 'Splitty Tech Clinic' started by Jay Pee, Oct 1, 2021.

  1. Jay Pee

    Jay Pee New Member

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    Hi, I am trying to check to see how many RHD CKDs 23 windowwere delivered in Australia in 1963 and how you can tell from the chassis number ?
    I k ow you can pay for a certificate but that’s 2-3 months. Is there a local record that confirms which chassis registered in AU are 23 windows? I know it is a may 63, Australian RHD but would like to validate for insurance purposes

    thanks a lot
     
  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to KC, Jay Pee….
    Your insurance company will allow you to insure it for pretty much, whatever you want……you’ll just pay the premium accordingly.
    Shannon’s have a great track record with classic cars….I’d be talking to them before any other.
    My understanding about the certificates you’re referring to is that they do not cover CKD kombis……only the German assembled vehicles.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  3. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Jay Pee to the KC.
    I got Birth certificates for my cars, worthless pieces of Toilet paper:rolleyes::eek:. 4,408 Transporters. were sold in Australia what the breakdown of models sold don't know.
    Later model kombis into the bay windows have a second number other then the chassis number which indicates more model specs. Have heard other splitty owners having a second number but never known any connection to indicate model specs.
    Not saying they wouldn't but having a insurance company wanting you to validate it provenance!
     
  4. Jay Pee

    Jay Pee New Member

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    Thanks, that was useful. Insurers prob want to charge more I guess
     
  5. Jay Pee

    Jay Pee New Member

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    That would surprise me re Germany no record. Maybe that’s why they are desirable by overseas collectors? Because you can change colours/interiors and it’s not recorded?
     
  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Were valued by pommy collectors for rhd but not being total rust buckets like theirs ;)

    Welcome.
     
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  7. Ted2

    Ted2 Active Member

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    Have a look in engine bay, left hand side, just below the horizontal panel that the fuel tank sits on. If it's an AU CKD bus you will see some stampings (letters and numbers). If your bus is a 23 window the letters should be DMB followed by numbers. Let us know what you find. Cheers
     
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  8. Jay Pee

    Jay Pee New Member

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    Ok great, let me check that out when I go to the garage and I’ll let you n kw
     
  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Is this the same bus that you are asking about in another Thread ?
    A South African split ?
    Easy to tell the difference.
    A ZA built split will have the VW symbol pressed into the nose clip.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  10. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    some pictures of the car would help to varify.
     
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    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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  12. Jay Pee

    Jay Pee New Member

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    Hi I didn’t find m plate but found stamp on body as follows
    DMB 1131 then the chassis number. Does this indicate anything? Thanks a lot
     
  13. Ted2

    Ted2 Active Member

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    Well you have an Oz built bus. DMB = Deluxe Micro Bus. Number is sequential build number. No M plate on Oz built buses.
     
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  14. Jay Pee

    Jay Pee New Member

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    That’s good news but how do I determine it was built as 23 window in AU? Is there a record of the chassis or a way to decode it if there is no m plate?
     
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  15. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Go and see rick or call him at
    VOLKSRECYCLE Pty Ltd(03) 9544 1211
    4 Price Street, Oakleigh South VIC 3167.
    He,ll have all the info your after regarding if its a real samba or fake one etc.
    cheers chuck
     
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  16. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  17. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    im not sure Barry, I got his details off the white pages online. So best he calls him to check first.. cheers chuck
     
  18. Jay Pee

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    Thanks a lot team, I managed to reach Rick yesterday and he is checking it out. Basically it’s either a 15w modified to 23 or real 23.
     
  19. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    cool, Rick will sort you out. Has had many of them over the years..cheers chuck
     

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