Kohlruss T1 Samba 1955 Der Kleine Mozart by Autocult
The Austrian Interpretation
March 8, 1950, the production of the Type 2, T1, or designated as “Kombi” by
official word usage, was started. At the first International Motor Show after
the Second World War in April 1951, the version named “Sonderausführung”
(German for “Special Version”) – popularly known as “Samba” was presented to
the public for the first time at the VW exhibition stand.
of those who recognized quite early that these buses offered a first-class
travel vehicle for small groups was probably Hans Kohlruss. With his VW Steyr,
the Austrian had earned a good reputation – especially in his homeland. He also
offered VW buses, which he modified himself with a series of small windows,
including two roof windows over the front area.
the mid-1950s, the Viennese manufactory created its own interpretation of the
Samba buses and at first glance it was not easy to identify the Austrian
offshoots from the German original. A small, rectangular company emblem on both
sides behind the front wheels was the only proof of the Viennese specialty. In addition,
the small factory also left the original VW logo at the front. However, if the
customer wanted this to be replaced by a customized one, this was possible as
well – as with the “little Mozart”.
|Description: ||Kohlruss T1 Samba 1955 Der Kleine Mozart |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC08020 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||Two-tone Khaki & Stone |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1930 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||May 2023 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.