This is an original, unmodified, 1967 model year vehicle with less than 50,000 miles on the odometer. The engine size is often referred to as 1500cc. Technically, this vehicle’s engine is 1493cc displacement, having an 83mm bore and 69mm stroke. This vehicle is equipped with the original engine, serial number HO255263. During the 1960s Volkswagen issued a Protecto-Plate to the original buyer, listing the selling VW dealer (Smyth Import Motors, Inc., Champaign, IL.), the vehicle owner, the VIN, as well as other information. When the owner brought the vehicle into the dealer for service, he would give the Protecto-Plate to the dealer service write-up technician, who would place it in an imprint machine, then place a work order on top of it and then imprint the owner’s name and vehicle information from the card to the work order. The owner has the original Protecto-Plate for this vehicle. This vehicle has a dealer-installed Stewart-Warner gasoline heater, in addition to the factory fresh air heater.
The factory “M” (Mehrausstattung) plate on this vehicle has 3 lines of
information, which reads as follows:
UC 2652 131383 7008326
The “10 and” “8” in Line 1 mean this vehicle was built on August 10, 1966. The “U” in Line 3 means this vehicle was exported from Germany to the USA, and the “C” in Line 3 means that it went to Chicago, IL. The “2652” in Line 3 is the model number, model 265, with a right cab door and Left-Hand drive steering. The “13” in Line 3 refers to the original exterior paint color, V W L87 Pearl White. (The second “13” in Line 3 means both the upper and lower body colors were the same; some VW Transporter models left the factory with two-tone paint.) The #83″ in Line 3 refers to the interior, mesh grey seats, and grey interior trim, and the “7008326” in Line 3 is the Vehicle Identification Number.