1976 Volkswagen Bus - Yellow - Vw Transporter - Type 2 Microbus - Working A/c on 2040-cars
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Body Type:Minivan, Van
Engine:4 Cylinder 2.0 L
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 4
Trim: Type 2
Options: CD Player
Drive Type: Rear Wheel
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Exterior Color: Yellow
Interior Color: Brown
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
1976 Volkswagen Bus - Transporter - Type 2 - Microbus - Minibus - Hippie Bus - VW Van
Name: Colonel Mustard
4 Cylinder 2.0L Air Cooled Engine
4 Speed Manual Transmission
The odometer is only 5 digits and reads 89,700 but based on information from the previous owner I believe the mileage to be 189,700.
I have owned Colonel Mustard for 6 years and prior to that there were two previous owners. The man that I bought him from owned him for about 20 years. This bus has been lovingly cared for by all of it's owners. It runs great and always starts right up. Once you learn how to drive it, it has amazing pickup for a 4 cylinder and is very easy to maneuver. Most of the equipment is original. The engine was rebuilt by the previous owner and has never given me a single problem. During my ownership I replaced a lot of things that suffered from dry rot such as the brake lines, axle boots and fuel lines. I put brand new tires on the rear last week and the front ones have lots of tread. I wanted to make sure it was safe to drive since my teenage daughter often takes her friends to the beach in it (don't tell her I'm selling it).
One very unique feature is a WORKING A/C which is very rare. Very few of the buses had A/C installed. This one works and is great for the summer down here. It's an old car so you do have to recharge it a couple of times each year.
It has been a second car for me but is totally reliable as a daily driver. I often drive it to work and love to drive it on weekends especially to the beach. If your a surfer or a stand-up-paddleboarder you will be able to easily store boards inside (although a rack on top would look really cool). I carried two SUP's - one 12' and one 11' many times inside with just a little sticking out the back hatch. The middle seat can be removed to open up the center of the van for carrying lots of cargo.
Everywhere you go in this bus people smile, wave and shoot peace signs. I didn't buy it for attention but I have to admit it's a lot of fun to go out in and have people walk over and ask about it or tell stories about the one that they owned in the "old days".
The bus is ready to drive and very safe and reliable. Since it is 37 years old there are definitely a few things that don't work or need a little repair to work but most of these things I just got used to since they were not crucial. I'll be glad to take you for a tour and point anything out that does not work perfectly.
My original plan was to keep this for just a year or so to have the experience of owning a VW Bus. It has taken me 5 years to get around to selling it because it holds a special place in my heart. I've been desiring a little convertible roadster as my new second car so now it's time for Colonel Mustard to bring happiness to a new owner.
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:59:00 EST
Volkswagen is staging a massive, worldwide recall that's already grown from 1.68 million to 2.64 million vehicles and covers three different issues across a number of vehicles. We already reported on 61,000 Tiguans getting recalled over lighting issues - that was just in the US. Globally, however, VW will be recalling 800,000 Tiguans, according to Automotive News, with the focus on CUVs built between 2008 and 2011. The issue with the Tiguan relates to a simple fuse swap, so this is rather unremarkable, aside from the sheer number of vehicles being fixed. The real, troubling issues relate to gearboxes and pickups.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:15:00 EST
239,000 Amarok pickups (pictured right) are being recalled over fuel leaks, while 1.6 million vehicles are being recalled to swap the synthetic oil in dual-clutch transmissions with mineral oil. Now, the transmission issue is one for the global Volkswagen Group to address, not just the VW brand - vehicles from Audi, Škoda and Seat use the same seven-speed DSG and are covered under the recall, as well.
Why the switch from synthetic to mineral oil? Apparently, using the synthetic oil in a DSG and then subjecting it to stop-and-go conditions or heavy loads in a hot and humid climate can lead to electronic malfunctions, according to a Volkswagen press release. The switch, from the sounds of it, is largely a preventative measure.
Volkswagen has followed up on a stop-sale order from earlier this month, announcing a voluntarily recall of 26,400 vehicles that are powered by the brand's 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new mill replaced the despised 2.5-liter five-cylinder in the Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle Convertible last year. Weirdly, though, of the 26,452 units covered in the recall, only 1,655 are customer vehicles.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:31:00 EST
According to VW, the affected models were built between February 1 and April 6 of this year, and feature bad O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler. Apparently, the faulty O-rings could cause a fluid leak, as they won't seal between the oil cooler and transmission. VW is blaming a material change from a supplier for the problem.
There have been no fires, injuries, accidents or fatalities relating to this issue, which VW will be fixing free of charge. Customers will need to report to dealers to have the O-rings replaced.
Reggae super-duper-star and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jimmy Cliff has been using music to send positive vibes out into the universe for decades now, so its no surprise that his message on behalf of Volkswagen is one of redemption.
Dubbed Sunny Side, this web-spot is VW's warmup of sorts for what promises to be another blockbuster year in the world of Super Bowl commercials. Without giving away the game, the euphonious commercial sees Cliff opening his arms and his heart to some YouTube 'celebrities' that might see courser treatment from the likes of Tosh.0, for instance. We can't help but be reminded of Coca-Cola's legendary 1971 Hilltop spot with the "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" lyric, too.
Enjoy the pre-Super Bowl VW spot below, and don't forget to pay it forward... your karma will thank you. For those of you that just can't get enough of commercial-making magic, we've included a "making-of" video, as well.