Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Preview: Will Ferrell’s 1961 Volkswagen 23-window Microbus

This 23-window 1961 Volkswagen Microbus is owned by Will Ferrell and, like the superstar actor, it’s a Southern California original. Finished in two-tone turquoise and white, the VW received a thorough restoration with numerous NOS parts to bring it to like-new condition. Ron Burgundy would be impressed by the fit and finish of this VW, which is being offered for sale with no reserve at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction.

Will Ferrell's 1961 Volkswagen 23-window Microbus
Will Ferrell’s 1961 Volkswagen 23-window Microbus

The quality of this VW’s build is apparent from every angle. Since the restoration, it has been well kept and driven regularly. The Microbus is powered by a 1,600cc four-cylinder engine with a 12-volt system, both upgraded from stock. The engine is paired with a four-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.

Will Ferrell's 1961 Volkswagen 23-window Microbus
Will Ferrell’s 1961 Volkswagen 23-window Microbus

As a proper SoCal Volkswagen Bus, it features a factory sliding sunroof, jail bars on the rear windows, polished deco trim and whitewall tires. The two-tone exterior is complemented by a prominent VW emblem up front and extensive brightwork throughout.

1,600cc four-cylinder engine
1,600cc four-cylinder engine

The turquoise and white interior has grab rails, coat hooks, seating for nine, and features the original Sapphire push-button AM radio knobs to maintain an endless summer vibe.

Will Ferrell’s 23-window VW Microbus is available with no reserve at the 2023 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction and will cross the stage on Friday, January 27, 2023.

The auction runs from January 21-29 at Westworld of Scottsdale.

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