Volkswagen Type 3/Kombi 1957-90: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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Volkswagen Type 3/Kombi 1957-90 market review

Kombis continue to make exceptional money at auction and encourage owners to be very ambitious when selling quite ordinary examples.

Early vans in decent order should be worth $35K, with a ‘split-window’ Microbus at around $80,000.

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Move to the post-1967 ‘bay window’ version and the money needed for an excellent bus or dual-cab ute drops below $40,000.

People who owned Kombis in the days of sun and surf may want to rekindle memories of Campmobile ownership but fully restored these can reach $40,000.

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Fans of Volkswagen passenger cars who don’t see themselves in a Beetle might prefer the Type 3 sedan or wagon which average $12,000 or a Fastback at $5000 more.

1500/1600 Type 3 $12,140 [7] 

1500Ts/1600Tl $16,300 [4]

Kombi 1958-67 $59,730 [22] 

Microbus 1958-67 $98,135 [17]

Kombi 1968-82 $27,770 [32] 

Transporter 1982-90 $14,495 [9]

Campmobile 1968-81 $32,775 [20]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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