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
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!!!