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For Sale: 1970 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper in O'Fallon, Illinois


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Vehicle Description

The year is 1970, The First Earth Day celebrated, US President Richard Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam and this awesome Stella Blue VW Westfalia rolls into dealerships for sale. Since then she has been completely rebuilt. 1968-1979 VW vans are called Type II Buses: These models were also referred to as the "Bay Window Bus," or "Bread-Loaf Bus," or simply "VW Bus." The ones with a pop-top are Westfalia campers. This second-generation Type 2 lost its distinctive split front windshield, and was slightly larger and considerably heavier than its predecessor. Its common nicknames are Breadloaf and Bay-window, or Loaf and Bay for short. At 1.6 L, the engine was also slightly larger. The battery and electrical system was upgraded to 12 volts, making it incompatible with electric accessories from the previous generation. The new model also did away with the swing axle rear suspension and transfer boxes previously used to raise ride height. Instead, half-shaft axles fitted with constant velocity joints raised ride height without the wild changes in camber of the Beetle-based swing axle suspension. The updated Bus transaxle is usually sought after by off-road racers using air-cooled Volkswagen components. The Grateful Dead song "Stella Blue" truly inspired the restoration of this awesome VW Van. All the years combine They melt into a dream A broken angel sings From a guitar In the end there's just a song Comes crying up the night Through all the broken dreams And vanished years Stella Blue Stella Blue When all the cards are down There's nothing left to see There's just the pavement left And broken dreams In the end there's still that song Comes crying like the wind Down every lonely street That's ever been Stella Blue Stella Blue I've stayed in every blue light cheap hotel Can't win for trying Dust off those rusty strings just one more time Gonna make them shine It all rolls into one And nothing comes for free There's nothing you can hold For very long And when you hear that song Come crying like the wind It seems like all this life Was just a dream Stella Blue Stella Blue To view the car in greater detail, including an HD video and 100+ HD pictures please visit or our Denver showroom. Call 303-872-4722 for more information.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1019560
  • Price:$29,995
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Westfalia Camper
  • Exterior Color:Stella Blue and Cream
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:51202
  • Stock Number:DEN77