1976 Type 2 Westfalia Bay Window Camper Bus
A beautiful tin top in great shape and has been well cared for. We’ve won and placed in a few car shows with this one and used it for camping quite a few times!
In 2014, we purchased this bus from a seller in San Diego, CA who had just rebuilt the engine and performed a ton of other mechanical work. Such as clutch, brakes, tie rods, ball joints, fuel pump and more! (We received all receipts for all of that work.) Since we’ve had it we’ve tried to make some updates but keep things inline with the original VW Bus vibe.
Mechanically it is very tight and solid, ready to cruise and camp. It is powered by 2.0 liter GD CODE motor. The manual transmission shifts properly through all gears. Exterior lighting including headlamps, turn signals, tail lights are working properly.
The following has been done since we’ve owned it (also have receipts):
Wiring in dash replaced
Dash and steering wheel replaced
New grey/black upholstery - seats, back bench seat, rear cushion, door panels
Modern radio with aux/ipod connection (has a vintage look)
Hardwood flooring in camper space
Body work and full exterior custom painted
All seals on windows replaced
All other seals (door handles, mirrors, etc) replaced during body work prior to paint,
New front and rear bumpers
Modern seat belts installed for both driver and passenger
Updated lap belts on rear bench seat
Main battery and auxiliary battery replaced
Cabinetry is all original parts, in fair condition, there are some spots where the laminate is cracking and peeling. But overall it still looks pretty good for 40+ years. New removable center console box matches wood laminate.
Camper features include:
Rear bench seat converting to double bed with locker below
Rear deck cushion
Passenger seat swivels to face rear
Clothes closet with vanity mirror
Built-in cooler (with drain to outside)
Spare tire stored in built-in cabinet
12 volt fluorescent ceiling lamp
110-125 volt AC
Electrical hook-up receptacle
Double outlets, master switch and circuit breaker
Stainless steel sink
12 volt water pump
7 gallon water tank
Tent/Awning that attaches to the rain gutter, it has removable sides with screens and a zipper door (this makes a whole living room off of the side of the bus or a nice shade from the sun).
Wooden roof rack that attaches to the rain gutters
Original owners manual
Please note: There are no warranties, this vehicle is sold as is. Five digit odometer reads 52512 however, true miles are unknown and unverifiable.
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