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1975 Volkswagen Type Ii Vw Bus Transporter Bay Window Microbus Micro Bus on 2040-cars

US $7,500.00
Year:1975 Mileage:18243 Color: Blue & White /
 Gray & Green

Grandville, Michigan, United States

Grandville, Michigan, United States
Transmission:4 Speed Manual
Body Type:Van
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:1786 cc 4 Cylinder Pancake
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Dealer
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: 2252028246
Year: 1975
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
Trim: Baseball Themed
Options: Baseball Shifter Knob, Quad Bucket Seats
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive
Exterior Color: Blue & White
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Gray & Green
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 4
Mileage: 18,243

This 1975 Bay Window Type II VW Bus was professionally restored (although not to perfection) in 2009/2010 with the intent of being used as a promotional vehicle by the West Michigan Whitecaps (A-Level Baseball team located in Grand Rapids Michigan and primary affiliate of the Detroit Tigers). While it did serve a short stint for its desired purpose, it soon found itself parked behind the outfield fence and more or less forgotten.

The receipts for the work done, both body and mechanical, are in the link that contains all of the photos, including during the restoration process, which can be found here:

You will see that over $6,500 was spent to restore this bus! You will also find a plethora of current photos showing the condition of the bus.

Most of the significant rust was cut out and new metal welded in place. The only areas that it appears that was not done are the front step pads (they have filler in them) and the undercarriage behind both front wheels. There are areas of bubbling occurring on the bus. All of these areas are photographed.

The paint on this bus is phenomenal, and it could be argued that it is nicer than the factory paint job. The exception would be that the window seals (which are weathered but not leaking) were taped and there is some overspray on them. The West Michigan Whitecaps logo and a "flying baseball" have been hand painted on both sides of the bus, and was done very well.

The interior of the bus is unique, and you will not find another like it! It has quad bucket seats, all donated from a Dodge Caravan, and are in good condition with no tears or burns, and they are protected with custom Whitecaps seat covers. The fronts ride on the original bus tracks and move and lock; the rears are bolted to the floor; all 4 seats have seatbelts. The shifter is a baseball, and the rear carpet and some of the side panels are grass carpet (original door panels are included, but are in rough shape). There is a table base installed (needs a top) and 6x9's have been added behind the rear bucket seats and are fed by an aftermarket CD player. The dash and front door panels are in decent condition. All of the glass is crack-free, and the jalousy windows are working.

The 109 cid (1786 cc) pancake motor is believed to be the original, but the fuel injection system has been replaced with an Empi carburator. The motor runs fantastic: starts right up, idles fine, accelerates as it should, and does not blow smoke. The receipts in the link to the photos shows the work done. The transmission shifts great and does not pop out of gear and the clutch is strong. The tires do not all match, but do have decent tread, hold air and are 100% road worthy. This bus runs and drives very well!

As a licensed Michigan dealer, it is my responsibility to collect sales tax (if applicable), and if you are a Michigan resident, to also collect plate and registration fees. If you are outside of Michigan or the United States, sales tax still may apply, and any additional fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Transportation is also the buyer's responsibility and expense.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required within 48 hours of auction end and unless otherwise agreed, is to be paid via PayPal. The balance is to be paid within 7 days in cash or check; the bus nor the title will be released until all funds have cleared.

This bus has been accurately described, and is sold as is where is with no warranties expressed or implied.

Contact Kevin at 616-581-8815 or through the eBay message center if you have any questions.

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