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Yes, you are reading the model year right. You may have thought the VW Bus didn't make it past the 1970s, but this 1985 Volkswagen Type 2 is the real deal. Independently imported and completely customized, this is a going to always be a true stand out. And yet, the engineering you know and value price endures.

We may have stopped getting these models is the late 1970s, but other parts of the world continued production well into the 2000s. So this 1985 model was independently imported from Mexico, and there's even the original window sticker to show off! While this one's story is unique, it still carries the iconic Bus appearance. It has the upright look we all know from the second gen Type 2 "bread van" model. And you can also tell this legend has been updated. The two-tone black and silver is a more rock and roll kind of vibe then the factory ever offered us. So The Beatles graphics on the rear seem to fit correctly. Plus, the headlight trim and bumpers were panted silver to coordinate. There are sporty details like a faux webasto sunroof trim and Porsche style 15-inch Fuch wheel replicas. It all makes for a very cool classic that also looks like its ready to go on tour.

This may be a younger Type 2, but it still retains the well-engineered function of the Bus we all know. The forward-control van gives the driver an excellent view of the road. All the classic pieces like the dual-spoke steering wheel, tall floor shifter, and VDO readout will feel familiar. But as a more modern machine, you get some nice upgrades, including an AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth. The upholstery follows the exterior's theme of black and silver. It's a custom setup quite like a more modern van with two rows of comfortable bucket seats with a versatile bench for the third row. The Beatles logos appear on all seatbacks, and there's just something amusing about a vehicle based on the VW Beetle that has plenty of references to The Beatles.

In the rear is the familiar VW flat-four motor. It's nicely dressed with some polish and red trim, but the real allure is that this 1600cc air-cooled powerhouse retains its hardy reputation. You'll even spot newer pieces, like the alternator and Bocar carburetor. So it fires up with that same robust hum you have known for decades. These Buses are always associated with the open road, and so it's nice to take full control of the motor with the four-speed manual transmission. And features like front disc brakes and modern sport tires add to the confident feeling on the highways and byways.

The sale comes complete with the original widow sticker from being sold new in Monterrey. This is truly a unique VW that offers what you love about the legend, extra versatility, and a great story to tell. So don't miss the coolest Bus around. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1431875
  • Price:$24,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Bus
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:8125
  • Stock Number:2325-NSH
  • VIN:23F0120635

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