PRICED-TO-MOVE WESTY CAMPER, RUNS/DRIVES GREAT, 1700 CC AIR-COOLED, 4-SPEED!!
VW has always been about minimalism with style, and it is perhaps best exemplified by this 1975 VW bus with the Westfalia camper option. Cleverly engineered to put your home away from home in a minimum footprint, this relic of the free-wheeling '70s is still a great way to get out and see the country.
It's not fast, it's not flashy, but this VW has the goods where it counts. The shape is instantly recognizable even if you didn't spend a decade following the Dead around the country, and it's as practical as it is distinctive. The basic VW bus was massively upgraded to become a house on wheels without altering the basic dimensions and the setup flat-out works. This one is nicely preserved and shows signs of having been owned by a genuine enthusiast who cared about the truck and what it means to VW fans around the world. There's no sign that this bus has ever been rusty or wrecked, and the Westfalia pop up top is intact and still ready to head out into the wilderness. The paint has a nice shine that gives the VW an honest disposition and if you're going to drive one of these, you may as well go all-in and make it orange. The pop-up roof looks great and hasn't cracked and doesn't leak, which is the single most important element of these vans.
Inside, this VW is ready to become anything you want. The original stuff was pretty dated and beat up, so it was gutted and is now ready for some creative thinking. If you like the tiny house trend, then this Volkswagen should be right up your alley. The front bucket seats wear their original jaunty plaid seat covers, but underneath they could use some new foam, because you're going to spend quite a bit of time sitting in them. The rest is just an open space waiting for someone clever and creative to take it to the next level, although things like the back seat shells, ice box, and sink are included with the vehicle. On the other hand, the gauges are all operational and this Bus carries the desirable 4-speed manual gearbox rather than the much-hated automatic. And with all the carpets and internals removed, you can clearly see that this is most definitely not a rusty vehicle.
The VW bus will get you anywhere, reliably, as long as you have the time. This Westfalia does a little better than some with a single-port engine displacing 1700 cc and delivering a few extra horsepower. For the most part it's stock, from the carburetor to the exhaust, but that's what you want when reliability matters. It drives like you'd expect, starting easily and running down the road with that characteristic whistling exhaust note. The aforementioned 4-speed transmission makes it easy to get behind the wheel and head out on the road, and with typical VW reliability, you're always assured to arrive without issues. Front disc brakes are a big safety upgrade especially for a vehicle that potentially hauls so much precious cargo and the undercarriage is solid and tidy, if not perfect and shiny. Stock steel wheels with chrome hubcaps (yep, they're original) wear right-sized 195/70/14 whitewall radials with lots of life left in them.
VW bus values are exploding as a new generation of fans discovers these versatile and funky boxes on wheels. The Westfalia conversion makes for one heck of a fun weekender, and this one offers a ton of potential for someone with vision. Call today!
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
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- Front Brakes
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