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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North American car buyers get a bit of a slap in the face when it comes to delivery schedules for new the Volkswagen Golf and pumped-up GTI models. We'll just repeat the old chestnut: It's worth the wait... even though it still stinks. This time around, Western Europe is taking deliveries of the new Golf as we speak, and GTI deliveries start between May and July. North America doesn't get the Mk7 Golf or GTI until about July of 2014.
So we approached our first drive of the new GTI with this chip on our shoulder: "You're making us wait? Well, then at least give us the exact car we'll be able to buy. No compromises, mein freund." And so it was that we extracted nearly all of our drive impressions from behind the wheel of what, for the United States, will technically be a model year 2015 two-door Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance with the standard six-speed manual.
According to Automotive News, automakers are expected to manufacture 16 million light vehicles in North America in 2013. That's up 500,000 units from last year and marks the largest number since 2002. The prediction comes courtesy of LMC Automotive and IHS Automotive, which point to the improving US economy as a bellwether for total production. LMC Automotive says North America will produce 16 million vehicles while IHS has a slightly more optimistic forecast of 16.1 million units. A total of seven automakers are slated to increase production on the continent this year. Nissan is set to see the largest jump at 20 percent over last year.
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Volkswagen, meanwhile, is one of the only manufacturers predicted to scale back production. Analysts expect the German company's output to fall by 23 percent to 170,000 units, thanks in part to slow demand for the Volkswagen Passat and Jetta.
Audi drivers, listen up. If you bought or leased a 2002-06 model-year A4 or A6 with a factory-installed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that failed, you may be entitled to reimbursement under a recently settled class-action lawsuit with corporate parent Volkswagen.
According to Automotive News, the settlement covers about 64,000 vehicles and alleges that "manufacturing and design problems caused the transmissions to fail and left owners stuck with repair costs." While the suit also argues Audi was aware of these issues (going so far as to hide that knowledge from consumers), the settlement stops short of acknowledging any wrongdoing by the German automaker.
Audi drivers are eligible for a cash reimbursement if their CVT repairs occurred within 10 years or 100,000 miles of the date they bought or leased the vehicle before June 19, 2013. To be eligible for compensation, drivers must submit a claim form (found here) with supporting documents by November 18.