Tuesday, June 26, 2018

the world´s last surviving Kohlruss Samba, a 1951. Kohlruss was an Austrian coachbuilding company that put a pair of windows above the driver and passenger dashboard. They made about 300

the only surviving Kohlruss-Bus found in 2014 in the above image, you can read the story in German language here: http://www.bullibar.eu/der-kohlruss-samba-nur-einer-hat-uberlebt.html or in English here: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=649306

Kohlruss is mostly known for his barndoor deluxe buses. He ordered panels from Wolfsburg factory – sometimes with sunroof, sometimes without – and built very special buses.

The most significant feature of such buses were 2 special built windows above the dashboard in the roof of the driver cabin. Some other characteristics were the long sliding windows on the sides – they enabled a better panorama view and an improved air supply.



1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:32 AM

    There was a lot more left of this Samba than some of the restorations that we see. I like how he's been driving it to special events and has left as much of the original pieces the way they are.