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so where's your bus from ?

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by Baldwithabeard, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Baldwithabeard

    Baldwithabeard Active Member

    Forest Lake, Brisbane
    72 deluxe microbus
    Original owner : Mr G Box (great name) from Carboor, deep into Victoria
    Picked up from a VW shop at Wangaratta in December 1972, Nr Mt Buffalo National Park.
    Worked it's way to NSW then to sunny Queensland.

    so where's your bus from ?
  2. mish13

    mish13 Well-Known Member

    Gold Coast "Parkwood"
    74 Campmobile
    Original owner : Mr Ernest H Turk
    Location: Narrawallee, Ulladulla NSW
    Original plates : HBU 832
    Original purchase date : 29.11.74
    Purchased from: Lancock Motors, South Coast, Wollongong (Salesman Des Peterson)
    Original purchase price :
    Deposit : $90.00
    Trade in: $1,100
    Balance : $5585.00
    Total : $6775.00

    His second owner brought him in October 2006 and we brought him two weeks later in November 2006

    Wilbur did not have a name until he came to live with us and he has only ever traveled up and down the East Coast
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2010
  3. VanAime

    VanAime Active Member

    Primate Gully Vic.
    1974 1.8Lt transporter
    Original owner: Mr. R. Steel
    Location: Melbourne
    Original plates (B&W) Still on Vehicle
    Original purchase date: 19/12/74
    Purchased from: Pound Motors, Carlton.
    Original price: $4,289.
    Sold to his nephew approx 2004 for an undisclosed sum.
    Sold to me June 2009 for $5,500.
  4. The Dub Driver (Byronbug)

    The Dub Driver (Byronbug) Well-Known Member

    Mercy's 1st owners were:
    The Sisters of Mercy Convent
    40 Campbell Street
    Castlemaine Victoria
    purchased on the 17/8/59
    Rego no: GZW 439..& serviced by Landvolk Motors Kyneton Castlemaine Vic
    We had no idea of this til I opened his log books which I found inside him when he came to us:
    picture proof of his log book:


    & Don't know how much they paid for him....

  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

    Southern ACT
    The Kanga Banga was purchased new on 8 August 1988,
    From Esquire SAAB, Fyshwick ACT.
    Purchase Price - $32,500.00

    Original owner - Me!;)

    Current owner - Me!;)

    (How boring is this contribution to an otherwise fascinating thread?...:lol: )
  6. zeuspig

    zeuspig Active Member

    Sunshine Coast
    56 - Adelaide
    58 - pretty gully NSW
  7. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

    Yarraville Vic
    Our 3 kombis were all born and raised in Victoria aka "the home of the VW Kombi" ... :)
  8. JHB88

    JHB88 Member

    Ipswich, QLD
    76 Mircobus.

    Only have receipts going back to 1984:

    Mr D and Mrs M (Margret) Morse
    Ferny Hills, Brisbane ,QLD.

    I bought the bus in 1988 for $6,500 from Moorooka Mitsubishi (formally Annand & Thompson, VW Dealers) just after it was traded in.

    My Dad thought I was crazy...still am.
  9. Schmoburger

    Schmoburger Active Member

    Nowra/Jervis Bay area, NSW.
    The only one I am 100 percent certain of is the one that I've inherited from Gabriella, which had receipts going back to day 1... purchased at Lannock in 1977 and originally owned by a family in Pepper Road, Falls Creek NSW... after having been round Australia once, changing owners twice and moving here and there, then ending up in a scrapyard before Bria and I got hold of it, it now resides, 33 years later... a mere half a kilometer away from it's original home at my Kombi sanctuary/graveyard. :)

    As for BC, I only know for certain her history back to 1992 when the 2nd owner, a now retired VW mechanic named Geoff Hicks purchased her... from memory I think she came from South Australia? I'd actually like to know a bit more so I might go pay Mr Hicks a visit tomorrow and see what I can find out.
  10. Mellow Yellow 74

    Mellow Yellow 74 Active Member

    1974 1.8Lt Deluxe Microbus
    Original owner: Mr. B. Dwyer (my father in law)
    Location: Kirrawee NSW
    Original plates: GUY 503
    Original purchase date: 17/5/74
    Purchased from: Hibiscus Motors, Taren Point
    Original price: ?

    My parents in law ordered this in late 1973 but they had to wait for six months for it to be built and imported. They originally ordered a blue one but when it turned up it was orange (Mellow Yellow) and were told they would have to wait another six months for a blue one so they took the orange one.

    We still have the instruction manuals and service record book which are in mint condition, except for some fuel consumption calculations written in the back (based on a fuel price of 55.5 cents per gallon, which was $5.57 to fill the tank).

    We also have a card with the VW/Audi Diagnosic and Maintenance Suggested Retail Charges for 1974 - check out the prices!


    We also have some of the original service records including "The Volkswagen Diagnosis and Maintenance System - Condition Reports".

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  11. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

    Lower Hunter, NSW
    '91 Caravelle SCU-393

    Original purchase by M. Lynch of Botobolar from Northshore European Cars
    Second owner N Phillips of Caringbah c. 1995
    Third owner N Christie of Miranda c. 2000 (aka Dad)
    Purchased by me in Feb '09

    '71 Westfalia
    Delivered at Hannover in 24/05/71
    Made its way to Canberra and was owned by an M Helmers
    Ended up in S. Muller's collection
    Purchased by me March 2010

    I applaud Grant for holding on to the Kanga Banga. I lost two opportunities there

    Caravelle CL (damuso white on bamboo yellow) MXL-537
    Purchased new by me in Aug '84 for $18500 from Larke Hoskins in Miranda
    Traded for $23500 in Dec '87

    Caravelle GL (flash silver metallic) OTT-479
    Purchased new by me in Dec '87 for $40000 from Lanock Motors in Camperdown
    Traded for $12500 in Nov '94
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  12. Dingostrategy

    Dingostrategy Active Member

    SW Vic ++
    8/8/88? What are you, Chinese! Any wonder you've had auspicious luck with the banga.
  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    Was going to say the same Dingo :D
  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

    Southern ACT
    Never actually thought about the purchase date till you pointed it out - well spotted!

    And as you know, although I'm a keen fan of Asia, I'm not Chinese.

    After telling C of your post, she also pointed out that we were married on 19.9.91.

    Is this another numerically significant thing? :rolleyes:

    Or do I just do life changing type things every 11 years or so?
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  15. Necro

    Necro Active Member

    Freaky numbers Grantus....:wtf:

    My Dc is German and my camper is an Aussie...the previous owners inconsequential.
    In both cases, not including JP, they didn't respect them, they neglected them and both have had to be rebuilt. It is my challenge to preserve them...

    I love my Kombi's, glad I have an aussie built one, and a german one, however, I wouldn't mind a brazilian, but that is probably too much information....:eek:
  16. Just Corey

    Just Corey New Member

    Port Elliot
    I have 1 mystery bus and 1 history bus.

    1976 Deluxe Microbus Owner: Lotte Faulhaber
    was originally purchased on August 1976 (same year and month as myself)

    purchased in 98 it was by an old KC member Michael Both who owned it for 10 years before I bought it from him.

    My 72 is a mystery tho, I got it from someone who only had it a very short time and all I know is "i think it came from Port Lincoln sometime"

    How do you find out more info on your bus...?
    Can you do your own detective work some how...?
    I am interested to know a bit about her as she seems to have lived a bit of a more adventurous life.
  17. car_freak_tim with kombi

    car_freak_tim with kombi New Member

    Hastings, Victoria.
    75 Dual-Cab Ute
    Original owner : Mr Edwards (first name unknown)
    Location: 12 Allison Rd, Mt. Eliza, Victoria.
    Original plates : IHN 945
    Original purchase date : May 2009
    Purchased from: Not known but have a sneaking suspision that he had a VW dealer a while back and kept it.
    Deposit : $0
    Total : $500.00

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