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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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:31:00 EST
This really was a matter of when, rather than if. Volkswagen will apparently be the first manufacturer to phase out naturally aspirated engines in favor of turbocharging its full slate. VW is kind of responsible for ushering in this push towards small-displacement, turbocharged engines that's taken the industry by storm. When it dropped its direct-injection, 2.0-liter turbo in the 2005 GTI it demonstrated that strapping an iron long to an engine can enhance the powertrain as a whole. VW made fuel economy gains, while also giving a linear, non-laggy turbo experience that it has replicated, model-after-model, to this day.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:58:00 EST
Speaking with The Detroit News, Volkswagen's executive Vice President of Group Quality, Marc Trahan, told the paper that, "We only have one normally aspirated gas engine, and when we go to the next generation vehicle that it's in, it will be replaced. So three, four years maximum."
Really, it's hard to get teary-eyed about either of these engines going away. VW has access to smaller powerplants that could easily match the performance of the 2.5 five-cylinder and the 3.6 V6, while gobbling up less fuel and providing a better driving experience. What we are sad about is that a similar statement about the extinction of NA engines came from the Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Ford, Joe Bakaj. We'd certainly get teary-eyed over a world without Ford's excellent 5.0-liter V8.
Volkswagen is not messing around when it characterizes its new MQB architecture as modular. It's already underpinning the VW Golf, Audi A3, Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia, and will soon form the basis for many more. And here is the latest.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:45:00 EST
Unveiled at the Chengdu Motor Show in China this weekend is the new Volkswagen Lamando, a four-door coupe similar in size to a Jetta but with the svelter roofline of the larger Passat-based CC to go after the Mercedes-Benz CLA. It's essentially the production version of the New Midsize Coupe concept that previewed its arrival at the Beijing Motor Show this past April, and will be built locally for local consumption by VW's joint venture with SAIC.
Power comes from either a 1.4- or 2.0-liter turbo four mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, with an equivalent price tag below $30,000. Whether this or any similar vehicle ever arrives in North American showrooms remains to be seen, but we'll be watching to find out. In the meantime you can scope it out in the trippy video below and the photos in the gallery above.
Brazil: the country of carnivals, indescribable beauty adjacent to abject poverty, Ayrton Senna and old Volkswagen models. Only they're not old - they're new, they're just based on old designs. The original Beetle continued production there long after it had been phased out elsewhere, but the original Kombi van has lasted much longer. That ends today, however, with the iconic VW Microbus ambling out of production on the last day of 2013.
VW kept making the van in Brazil with the original air-cooled 1.2-liter boxer four until 2005, after which the original design was updated with a 1.4-liter water-cooled engine. Today, however, it ultimately falls prey to safety regulations that mandate that all vehicles - no matter how old their design - need to have airbags and ABS, forcing Volkswagen do Brasil to cease production of the Microbus after a 56-year production run. But the latest word is that the Kombi (as it's presently known) could get a stay of execution - or at least a resurrection in short order.
According to reports, the Brazilian government is looking into granting the Type 2 Microbus an exemption from said safety regulations, reasoning that the van was designed long before the advent of airbags and ABS. If the measure goes through, the Kombi Last Edition (pictured above) could prove not to be the last at all. So what do you think, should the Microbus get an exemption from Brazilian safety regulations for nostalgia's sake? Vote in our poll below, then have your say in Comments.