This Kübelwagen type 82 has a history from the occupied Norway.
I bought this fantastic car in Norway 2006 and I have researched the history about this vehicle. This was the last one that could be exported from Norway so all the remaining Type 82 can only be sold within Norway today.
I have been in contact with Dr Ulriche Hoffmann on Historischer amt (The historical departement) in Wolfsburg and they confirm that they have it registered in their documents and that the real serialnumber was in fact 7090 they compare the number stamped in 2-006826 and the engine number is 2-006742 It was built in March 28 – 1942 and delivered to the German Kriegsmarine (German Navy) April 2 – 1942. It was transported to Norway with the license plate WM-83200. It was in use until the German capitulation May 8 1945. I have registered it in the Swedish system so I have a Swedish license plate and there is no tax and very low insurance cost and no more car inspection. Dr hoffmann said ” That it was only 37320 Kübelwagen type 82 that left the procution line” and I don´t know why I still read that it was 50.000+ that was made in historical books etc.
I have had it in The Global war museum in Sweden as one of the cars that was for exhibition since 2006 and I have used it in some events and in The movie ”Spionen” – ”The spy” that was on the Swedish moviefestival in February 2020 and it was sold out – You can see a picture with me as the driver in one of the pictures. Every year I have nursed it and 2 times I have split the the engine to make a total restoration. This was to see that everything was in good condition. I am doing this before anything could happend because I am pedant with historical items.
The last time I did this was in 2018 and I said to the firm that is specialized to this work to make a total overhauling of everything.
The gearbox was checked and they switched oil and the original engine was for the second time split in pieces to make sure that everything was going to be good as new.
The crankshaft was sent to a firm in Gothenburg – Sweden to grind it and hardened it so it would be better than when it was new. Everything costed approx. 10000 Euro to do this so I could sell it with a good conscience that the new owner would not have any problems with the car for many years.
We have bought colour from Ferromil with the right mix and RAL coded grey that was used in 1942. It costed a total of 3000 Euro with a proffesional that made the job, with the grinding and all the job with the primer and painting and the job was done in 2016.
Some parts have been bought as replica like the chair upholstery and rubber etc that was needed to be swapped and the tires is Wesa gelände from the Czech Republic so that everything would be great.
The ex-owner spent 10 years to restore it and he did a great job and he is famous in Norway for his great work with old military cars.
During my years of research I have found out that it is only in my knowledge 2 Kübelwagen type 82 from the German navy remaining, one in USA – 1943 and my car from 1942.
I have spent approx. 100.000 Euro (including the money I transfered to the old owner) to keep the car in this good condititon. The asking price is 75.000 Euro or the highest bidder and if you want to own a fantastic car or testdrive it, and the highest bidder will take over a grand car that is so well taken care of so it is just to start and drive. It have been on the road only 150 Km since it was restored the last time. You can buy a kübelwagen for 50.000+ Euro but then it might not be the original engine and You need to restore it for 30.000 Euro and buy replica parts to have the same standard as this and lot of job to overhaul every little detail – here you can buy a car and use it for many years and just swap oil and fill it with petrol and have a great time. Kriegsmarine didnt have as many as the other branches and the most of them ended up in Norway because there was no roads to the submarine-bases etc. This have been a ”familymember” that I have had so much fun with and this is one of the top-ten that you can buy. I sell it worldwide and I hope that you like it and want to place a bid.
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