Why this Volkswagen car costs 364,900 euros |  Gari

Why this Volkswagen car costs 364,900 euros | Gari


The high price of this Volkswagen bus can be explained in part by the fact that it is not a Volkswagen bus at all, but a Porsche. A maximum of 10 models of this VW T3 with Porsche 911 engine would be built.

These vehicles were reportedly built because they were too slow in the 1980s to be used as test aids involving Porsches. And so Porsche changed the number of models and gave them a 3.2-liter boxer from Carrera. It is not known how many were built, but it is certain that there are no more than ten. And since they are no longer marketed as Volkswagens, but like the real Porsche, the T3 B32 could be one of the rare models from Zuffenhausen, where the Porsche factory is located.

The color is not in good condition and the door trim also needs to be replaced, but do not rely too much on 364,900 euros. © Porsche Center Gelderland

One of those ten copies is now on sale via the German automotive website Mobile.de. Then it is sold for Porsche Gelderland Center in Heteren. The offered T3 B32 comes with the first registration from 1988, a manual gearbox with a mileage of 130,770 miles. In fact, the bus has the original Porsche chassis number. The model, built in 1985 and painted in pearl white, was once owned by Porsche CEO Peter W. Schutz and has German papers.

Below the tailgate is a more reliable 911 3.2 engine, which produces 231 hp.
Below the tailgate is a more reliable 911 3.2 engine, which produces 231 hp. © Porsche Center Gelderland

However, as a buyer, according to the ad, you should consider painting and door panels also need to be added again. But that is a small investment after showing that you are willing to pay a purchase price of 364,900 euros. Today you can buy around 911 more expensive for that amount: The brand new Porsche 911 Sport Classic

Profiles such as ventilation grids on the rear bumper and Fuchs wheels indicate that this is not a typical VW bus.
Profiles such as ventilation grids on the rear bumper and Fuchs wheels indicate that this is not a typical VW bus. © Porsche Center Gelderland

With 231 hp from the Carrera 3.2-liter engine and a top speed of 185 km / h, then it is not the best sprinter by modern standards, but in the 1980s this combination in the VW T3 was a real rocket on wheels. Today, the original T3 B32 Porsche is a toll product because it is only ten of these built.