Vintage Volkswagen Panel Vans

From the beginning, Volkswagen included a Panel Van in it's model line, and even vintage "barn door" Panels are still sometimes seen at VW Shows. Considered a "Commercial Model", the Panel body is essentially a Kombi bus shell with the side window openings replaced by a flat metal panel, and 3 horizontal vent slats positioned up high and towards the rear to ventilate the cargo area. The Panel Van could even be special-ordered with the window deleted from the rear hatch (M-Code: M127). To separate the driver from the cargo area, Panel Vans came from the factory with a fiber-board "wall" installed behind the driver's seat and containing a small window so the driver could keep an eye on the cargo. Most after-market camper conversion companies based their campers on the simple Kombi bus, but some chose to use the Panel Van as the basis for their camper conversions (as evidenced by the high vent slats on each side), cutting openings in the panel sides for the flush-mounted camper windows. A vintage VW panel makes a great "surf" van, and the long smooth side panels still serve as a perfect canvas for a company's ad or logo graphics, just as Volkswagen had originally intended.

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Slammed Volkswagen bay window panel van
Volkswagen Panel Van
Bay Window
Wolfsburg West's company Volkswagen panel van
Volkswagen Panel Van
From Wolfsburg West
Wolfsburg West's company panel van
Volkswagen Panel Van
From Wolfsburg West
Wolfsburg West's restored volkswagen panel van
Volkswagen Panel Van
Wolfsburg Comp Truck
Early Volkswagen panel van with 2-tone paint job
Early
Volkswagen Panel Van
Restored Volkswagen panel van with 2 tone paint job
Early
Volkswagen Panel Van
Early Volkswagen 2-tone VW Panel
Early
Volkswagen Panel Van
Rare Volkswagen high-roof panel van
Rare Volkswagen
High Roof Panel
1957 Volkswagen panel truck
1957 Volkswagen
Panel Truck
1957 Volkswagen panel truck
1957 Volkswagen
Panel Truck
Slammed VW double-doors panel van
Volkswagen Panel Van
With Double-Doors
Slammed Volkswagen panel van with double-doors
Volkswagen Double
Door Panel Van
Vintage Volkswagen pressed-bumper panel van
Volkswagen Panel Van
Pressed-Bumpers
Rare vintage Volkswagen panel van has no rear window
Volkswagen Panel Van
Has No Rear Window
Vintage VW panel truck with roof rack
Volkswagen Panel Truck
With Roof Rack
Vintage Volkswagen panel truck painted 2-tone red and white
Volkswagen Panel Truck
Painted Red and White
Vintage Volkswagen Bay Window Panel Van
Volkswagen Panel Van
Bay Window Model
Vintage VW Bay Window Panel Van
Volkswagen Panel Van
Bay Window Model
1963 Volkswagen panel van with large roof rack
1963 Volkswagen
Panel Van
1963 VW panel van with a large roof rack
1963 VW Panel Van
With Roof Rack
Vintage Volkswagen double-door panel van from bev's bakery
Volkswagen
Double-Door
Panel Van
Bev's Bakery Volkswagen double door panel van painted L53 sealing wax red
Volkswagen Panel Van
Painted
L53 Sealing Wax Red
Customized screamin' eagle Volkswagen panel van
Volkswagen Panel Van
Customized
Screamin' Eagle Graphics
Restored Vintage Volkswagen panel van with full roof rack
Volkswagen Panel Van
Early Van
With Full Roof Rack
Restored Volkswagen panel van, painted L-87 pearl white
Volkswagen Panel Van
Painted
L-87 Pearl White
Restored VW panel van with stock L87 pearl white paint job
Volkswagen Panel Van
Restored With
L87 Pearl White Paint
Early restored Volkswagen pressed bumper panel van
Volkswagen Panel Van
Restored With
Pressed Bumpers
Beautifully restored Volkswagen panel van with pressed-bumpers
Volkswagen Panel Van
Beautifully Restored
With Pressed-Bumpers
Beautifully restored early Volkswagen panel truck
Volkswagen Panel Truck
Beautifully Restored
Early Panel
Volkswagen bay window panel van with vintage surfboard roof racks
Volkswagen Panel Van
Bay Window Model
With Surfboard Racks
Original 1966 Volkswagen Panel Van painted factory L-512 velvet green
1966 Volkswagen Panel
Van With Original
L512 Velvet Green Paint
Rare vintage Volkswagen high roof panel truck
Volkswagen Panel Truck
Very Rare
High-Roof Model
Rare Volkswagen high-roof panel van with a camper interior
Volkswagen Panel Van
High-Roof Model
Showing Van Interior
Chick Iverson graphics painted on a Volkswagen panel van
Volkswagen Panel Van
Chick Iverson Graphics
Painted on The Side
Vintage Volkswagen panel van with Chick Iverson Newport Beach graphics
Volkswagen Panel Van
Early Panel
Chick Iverson Graphics
Volkswagen bay window panel van with Deano Dyno-Soars Santa Ana graphics
Volkswagen Panel Van
Bay Window Model
Deano Dyno-Soars

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