Our answers to your frequently asked questions
There are several reasons to explain why Brazilian VW buses are cheaper than others such as those found in Europe, USA or Australia.
First, production of the Kombi in Brazil started later than in Germany and lasted longer. As a result of population growth and rapid economic recovery after the war, the buses were produced in much higher volumes than in Europe. Production of the Kombi T1 began in 1957, however manufacturing really expanded in 1961 with 15.315 vehicles. Production lasted until 1975 and the Kombi T2 was produced until 2013.
Due to the massive offer of VW Buses, and the comparably low valuation in Brazil of the VW buses as a collection car, one can find T1 and T2 vintage buses for a relatively low price. Brazilians have long preferred to buy new T2s coming out of the factory, except for a small group of collectors.
Adding to this, many factories still produce VW bus parts, allowing for easy maintenance of older VW buses and also reduce the costs of restoration.
Lastly, the Brazilian Real (the local currency) is significantly weaker than the Euro or USD, making the cost favorable to foreign buyers.
You must always be vigilant when you buy an old vehicle, regardless of its origins.
Unfortunately, the Brazilian VW Buses suffer from a bad reputation that is directly related to the image of bad foreign touristic experiences (frauds, scams amongst others) and numerous reports on criminality in Brazil.
The Brazilian Volkswagen plants were built with the same passion and quality requirements as their German counterparts. The vehicles coming out of their production lines are therefore built to the same quality norms as vehicles produced in Europe. Volkswagen is a brand that stands out for its high and constant quality standards regardless of where it has been produced.
Concerning the doubts about the maintenance of vehicles, if you like a vehicle but you are not sure about its condition, we can send an expert that will do a complete inspection and a detailed report to provide you with pictures and a list of parts that need to be fixed.
Even tho, we always advise you to be vigilent with the car that looks good and have a really cheap price (15 - 17 K euros..).
In Brazil the production of Kombi T1 began later than in Germany and lasted longer, until 1975. The Brazilian Buses benefited from technological inputs from the German Kombi T2 whose production began in the late 1960s. This is why some details of the Brazilian T1 Buses differ from the German T1, such as front headlights, doors hinges and handles.
Also, German bus have a metal sheet of 1,19 width, while the Brazilian one is 1,09.
Delivery to Europe from Brazil is roughly 8 weeks from the date of payment.
It is important to understand that we are not the sellers of the advertised vehicles on our site. We are exporters, our trade is the import / export of goods. As a result, this is what we guarantee:
- The purchased vehicle will be the same as the delivered vehicle (chassis and engine number as proof);
- The vehicle will be given to you with all the documents necessary for registration (Brazilian documents + Customs clearance documents);
- Your vehicle will be refunded if it is lost during transport;
- You can count on our advice, our availability, and our support throughout the purchasing process and registration of the vehicle
The vehicles on our site are for sale by private individuals. As a result, we can not offer guarantees as to the structural condition of the vehicle.
However, if you like a vehicle and you are reluctant to buy because of uncertainty about the quality of the vehicle, we can send an expert on site. He will provide you with a detailed report on the condition of the vehicle as well as a complete photo file of the points taken by the expert. This service costs 300 euros.
On old VW bus T1 and T2 the odometer returns to 0 after 99999 km, so it is impossible to know and guarantee the mileage of these vehicles.
We are a European and North American team based in Brazil. Our headquarters are in São Paulo where we usually work. If you are crossing through Brazil, it will be a pleasure to meet you and show you as many vehicles as possible during your stay!
Our team members speak fluent French, English, Portuguese, German and Spanish.