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1971 VW Bus

VIN: 2212172224
condition: excellent
cryptocurrency ok
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 42754
paint color: green
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: bus

1971 VW High-roof Camper For Sale

Really sweet and very solid high-roof camper Bus for sale. The best year ever, 1971, with the front disc brakes, dual port 1600, small taillights. 142,xxx actual original miles, very little rust; doors, hatch and slider all work great, no slop.

Bus is solid and functional, with lots of new stuff including: New powered fan vent; fully stripped and re-coated fiberglass top; re-sealed, rebuilt upper vent windows; custom birch ply woodwork; LED strip lights with remote; stainless hardware all around; nice SQ stereo system with Clarion preamp, 700+ watt 5-channel Rockford Fosgate power amp, Infinity speakers front and rear, awesome Infinity sub in custom old-school shellacked birch enclosure; new custom leather front seats, wideband AFR gauge; new rear hatch seal installed; top quality front door seal kits (not yet installed); new windshield and seal; new master cylinder, new vacuum booster, new booster line, new brake lines all around; new set of Kadron dual carbs from Kaddieshack; new QP exhaust; all new hoses and connectors, new dual Interstate batteries with isolator, new high output alternator; nice fat 4ga wiring with fuses for batteries, stereo and accessories; custom folding bed with memory foam mattress; custom bedside electrical outlet panel with 12v cigarette lighter and USB outlets, macbook charger, voltage gauge, power switches; bamboo floor with foam subfloor; fresh interior paint; fatmat sound deadening treatment started; recent axles; lots more. Have all original parts and hardware that were removed.

I've got the original Eberspacher space heater, and the bus is all set up for it from the factory, with the clockwork timer and all cables. Lots of various spares come with the Bus, including distributors, original carb, etc. It's got a propane tank with catalytic heater, and outside connection for a stove, shower, etc. Inside has a provisional but functional sink rig in a milk crate, at the moment... :)

I've had this bus over twenty years. It's really hard to think about selling it, but the reality is that we just don't use it, and haven't for years. It needs a new home, with somebody who's going to love it and use it. It's ready to go as is, or ready for whatever you want to make it.

It does need some minor TLC here and there to be perfect; obviously a paint job, but aside from that, there's little major it really needs. The battery tray rusted out long ago, and has been provisionally replaced with new sheet metal, but the rust in that area should be fixed, welded, primed and painted. There was a little rust under the front floor mat; I patched it with body filler and repainted, but to be perfect it should probably get a new panel. There are a few dents and dings outside, nothing major. Exterior paint is mostly original, with some rattle can touch up here and there. Super easy to make this bus shine; barely any rust repair needed, just the battery tray and front floor need sheet metal. Underside is super solid and totally rust-free. I was waiting to do the front door seals until after the paint job, so I've got the complete seal kits, the best quality. The fiberglass top has been taken off, stripped, primed, and redone with marine epoxy inside and high-tech RV coating outside. The outside has some stains, needs another top coat to be pretty.

The interior needs panels, and cabinets if you like them, to be complete. It's ready to be finished to your taste, with cabinets or without- I like minimal cabinets for flexibility. If the Bus doesn't sell quickly, I'll do custom panels eventually. It's got a set of magnetic curtains I made as an experiment; I'll probably make another set if I keep it a while, as those don't work quite as well as I'd imagined... :)

Bus starts right up, runs and drives great, drips but a little and doesn't smoke, has good compression, makes decent power with the re-jetted Kads and QP exhaust. It's a stock 1600 rebuild with 20kmi, and I'd look at a bigger motor eventually if I was keeping it, but it's still going strong, doesn't mind hitting the highway, and it'll do 70 or better if you really want to, although that's not a great idea, as it starts to heat up... Around town, it has plenty of power to keep up with traffic, and more. Steering is decent for a Bus; had new control arms and ball joints recently, and has a brand-new steering stabilizer. Beefy, proper LT tires with lots of tread, getting a little old, but the Bus rides great overall, good shocks. The instrument lights just quit working; don't know what's up with that, but I'll see if I can figure it out, and maybe put in LED instrument lights while I'm at it... Oh, and it needs a thermostat; I have a manual control on the flaps for now.

I've done a bunch of little things to this Bus, too much to list or even remember, but it's been a labor of love over the years. Come check it out in person if you're interested. Serious inquiries only, please. I'm asking $17,500, trades and offers considered, crypto possible.
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