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VW M211, 4 x 2, 6V (Front view, right side)

 
 

Front view, right side

Picture from Danish Army publication

 

Danish Army Specific: The Transporter was introduced in the Danish Army in the middle 1950s. It quickly saw widespread service and became a common sight.
Each transporter did cost around 10.400,- Kr. in 1954.
Historical
: The first VW transporter was, after one (1) year of development, shown in public in November 1949. Production started in March 1950.
In June same year 2 variants, the Kombi and the Bus, were launched. An ambulance and a pick-up were introduced in 1952.
In October 1953 the Transporter reached 100.000 produced vehicles.
In 1954 the displacement grew to 1.192 cm3 and the output to 30 hp. 1955 brought bigger wheels, the characteristic "cap" over the windshield and access to the fuel supply pipe on the right hand side of the body.
The production of the Transporter just rose with 250.000 vehicles produced in May 1957, and 500.000 in August 1959.
In 1960 the engine output was raised to 34 hp, and turn signals were added above the head lights.
Transporter no. 1.000.000 was produced in October 1962.1963 brought a 1.493 cm3 with an output of 42 hp, and 12 volt electric became an option.
Production of the T1 ceased in 1967 with 1.800.000 made.
Length: 4.28 m (167 inches).
Width: 1.75 m (68 inches).
Height: 1.94 m (76 inches).
Weight: 2.075 kg (4.565 lb.).
Engine
: Own 4-cylinder boxer, 1.493 cm3 (91 cubic inches) displacement, air-cooled.
Horsepower: 30 at 3.400 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 6 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 7.00 x 14.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 40 liter (9 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: 1 + 1.
Additional: Shown vehicle is probably a middle 1950s model.
Variants:
VW T1 M221 (76 kb)
VW T1 M231 (78 kb)
VW T1 M261 (79 kb)
VW T1 M265 (62 kb)


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