Genuine 1943 WW2 VW Schwimmwagen For Sale
The car has been fully restored from the ground up...the work was professionally done
several years ago, the car has been driven only test miles, never in the water (but reportedly is swim-worthy)
and has been stored away in a private collection up until now.
Im the first to admit that my knowledge of Schwimmwagens is pretty light, but I have
a fair bit of research material to pour through...and based on what Im seeing...this one look very nice.
Its interesting to see one done in the darker color, most seem to be in Desert Tan or some Camouflage scheme.
Nice details...the shovels and oars and warning lettering...
Proper early wheel with small horn button, I see the dimpled shift knob and the wood footboards.
The horn push is missing currently (see above photos)
Shift patterns and operation instruction labels on the dash.
Seats are stitched in what appears to me to be the proper pattern.
Gun mounts, etc...
What a great bit of equipment this is...I cant wait to see the detailed shots and share them all with you.
I will brush up on my Schwimmer knowledge too so I can educate a little.
The M-44 machine Gun is authentic and is included in the sale as are two correct K-98 Rifles that stow behind the front seats.
One note of detail...the wood oar on the side has now been re-finished in a darker wood finish to match the shovel...
No stone was left unturned on this restoration.
The engine in the car is not the original...it is a slightly later unit, but it is properly equipped.
Mechanically the car has been fully rebuilt and is operational.
The engine that is in the car is a 25 horse engine from a late 40's-early 50's car.
The owner has located an original 1943 KDF engine block that can be negotiated for with the car!
Note the "D" regulator and flat top distributor...the early fuel pump as well.
This car was restored by a well respected member of the Vintage VW community and it was done right!!
Here's a photo of the engine when it was out...just prior to installation.
Note the belt guard, the air cleaner and the exhaust routing.
Here is a "before" photo of the body just after being stripped to bare metal.
Some restoration process photos
This was a FULL restoration here...beautiful workmanship.
Fitting the propeller and mechanics...coming together!
Some detail of the hull and pedals and such.
The correct transaxle was fully rebuilt
Nice detail photo here...
Genuine body tub and proper number
Folding top is present and functional as well.
This...is what it is all about... beautiful...just beautiful!!
This photo was taken of the car during a photo shoot for a major VW magazine feature that is in the works.
Vehicle is located here in the US , currently on the West Coast, and can be seen by appointment only.