Bus Westfalia Camper
HARD-TO-FIND WESTY CAMPER, ALL STOCK LOADED INTERIOR, 1700CC FLAT 4, 4-SPEED!!
Out of production for decades and there's still strong demand for the legendary VW Microbus, especially those with the coveted Westfalia camper conversion. To date, nothing else has appeared that can match its combination of utility, reliability, and simplicity, and, of course, there's no denying the appeal of a vintage VW to folks who were there when they were new.
This bright orange 1975 Volkswagen Microbus is exactly what you've been looking for. Functional, clean, and never used for anything more challenging than exploring the edges of civilization. The bodywork is in decent shape, as you'd expect from a vehicle that's led an easy life, and all the original badges, lenses, windows, and other hard-to-obtain parts are still there. The bright orange paint is sunny and cheerful, albeit showing signs of age and use, so you can look at it as a slice of originality or a blank canvas on which to create your own Summer of Love tribute. The Westfalia camper top gives it a distinctive look that VW fans can recognize a half-mile away, but beyond that, there are no notable modifications (and you can't really call the camper top a modification anyway). The front-mounted spare tire is a fun accessory and you can tell VW was serious about the camper's abilities thanks to the campground hook-ups and vents on the side of the van.
Inside, it's as funky and as practical as you remember. Someone has lovingly dressed it up with period fabrics for the curtains and tablecloth, but the rest is surprisingly sedate and subtle for 1975. Orange vinyl with plaid inserts is durable, easy to maintain, and perfectly captures the look of the era. The original gauges are all functional, and the upright driving position is probably something we'll never experience again in a consumer vehicle. An AM/FM/CD stereo has been fitted, the original ventilation controls are still indecipherable, and there's plenty of headroom fore and aft so you can walk through to see what's going on back there. The pop-up tent is in excellent condition, making room for a family to spend a weekend together in the great outdoors. Details like the portable galley, the built-in stainless sink, the various seating and dining configurations, and a bright, airy interior make it an excellent choice, then and today. Even the cabinetry is in great shape, suggesting someone really took care of this bus when it was new.
Power comes from a familiar air-cooled Volkswagen 1700cc flat-four, straight out of the Beetle. No, it isn't very fast or powerful, but it is reliable and virtually maintenance-free, so you'll always get where you're going...eventually. Routinely driven hundreds of thousands of miles, these vans are legendary in certain circles, and they come by that reputation honestly. The engine bay is a bit crusty, but it runs great and all the important parts are still in place, so don't sweat it. It starts with a traditional VW exhaust note, and things like the recent tune up and rebuilt brakes are important if you're hitting the road. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts well, even though the linkage has to reach waaaay back there, and it's easy to get the hang of the bus-like steering, with wheels right under your seat. It's a bit grungy underneath, but there's no structural rust, which is a death sentence for these vans, and it tracks straight on the open road. Newer 205/75/14 whitewall radials have been fitted to the original wheels, so it drives better than ever and looks cheery doing it.
Iconic, practical, and timeless, this VW Microbus is the one you've been waiting for. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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