Shelley, our VW kombi started life in 1972 in Brazil. Her first family put her to work in the Rio De Janiero barrios around Ipanema and Cococabana beaches. After five years she was sent to Ubud, Bali, Indonesia again being used as a taxi service for the next twenty years or so.
I found Shelly in 2012 and set about restoring her to her original glory. Shelley has had a Subaru 2 liter engine and Subaru five speed gearbox installed making her as reliable as any modern car. We also installed modern comfortable passenger seats with integrated three point seat belts, sound proofing, heat insulation , two modern fan heaters and a nice stereo sound system .
Shelley now a “23 window Samba ” drives, handles and stops like a modern vehicle but has retained all the charming character of the that iconic VW bus so loved around the world including her Safari front window which opens and looks great on camera.