My 1972 Deluxe Baywindow

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My 1972 Deluxe Baywindow

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Here are a few pics of my newly aquired 1972 Deluxe Baywindow.

It was recently advertised here by Kaptein.

We were able to negotiate on a price and soon it was on its way down to Cape Town.

Arrived by transporter.
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Here are a few pics after cleaning up.

The deluxe bumper trimmings were not on the bumpers. I re-fitted them and finished with new rubber inserts.
Now this colour appears to be a colour I have not seen before. It is clearly an olive green colour, and its original paint inside and out. I first thought it may be the usual colour they called "Gold". In 72, its shows a listing called Champagne Gold, but not sure this is supposed to be green. I don't recall seeing another bus this colour before.

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And the first breakdown waiting for the wife to come fetch us... I had just run out of fuel, but the guage was still showing 3/4 full. I did find it strange to buy a car with a 3/4 tank of fuel, but hey, I though maybe the seller was very generous. :lol:
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Great looking bus Sean
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You do like your greens hey, I spied another green panel thingy standing in front of your place the other day.

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Did you take that engine he had for sale as well? The one in parts which even had it's thermostat and matching number fan housing.

Interesting colour. Wonder what the colour code number on the vehicle is?
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Dawie wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:28 pm Did you take that engine he had for sale as well? The one in parts which even had it's thermostat and matching number fan housing.

Interesting colour. Wonder what the colour code number on the vehicle is?
Hi Dawie. I did not take the spare motor. I probably should have.

Here is a pic of the plate. It has a strange number in the middle row which I have not seen before.


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Sean wrote:
"It has a strange number in the middle row which I have not seen before".

The number "397" before interior colour codes 67/63...

In same slot as the "397" i saw code "M102" on a 74 Autovilla. It did not have that little colour-code plate. So that number probably refers to an option.

Uitenhage did some special colours on orders for places like the railways and army.

Any idea who the first owner might have been?
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Width of brow over license plate... (shape of engine door), was changed half way though 72 production year. Yours have the late 72 wider brow like most 72 models.
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Early 72 narrow brow- (one of Derek's kombis)-
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Nice Crossover there @Sean
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