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1978 Volkswagen Westfalia Bus on 2040-cars

Year:1978 Mileage:999999
Location:

Bennington, Vermont, United States

Bennington, Vermont, United States

This is Gretchen. We've been together since about 2004. After 6 or 7 great years road tripping all over the north east I decided it was time to give Gretchen a new life. She was sand blasted and stripped down to bare metal. All rust was cut out and replaced with new sheet metal. All wiring, lighting, engine, tranny, gas tank and fixtures were removed. She was sprayed with several layers of primer inside and out then she was sprayed with 4 coats of paint inside and out. The entire underside and wheel wells as well as a few other high rust areas were covered in heavy duty rust inhibitor. The engine, tranny and etc were then reinstalled. I installed all new rubber seals on all the windows and doors. At this point I lost my garage and had to put the project on hold. I don't foresee getting a new garage any time soon so rather than see this beauty sit in my back yard unused I've decided to put her up for sale.

Please note, this bus is currently NOT Running. She still needs the wiring harness reconnected, all lights need to be reconnected, the engine is installed but not connected to the wiring/gas lines etc. She will also need a few minor connections and finishing touches to be road ready. There is no canvas inside the pop top. The bus has not been run since 2012 but it ran perfectly when I put her in the garage. The restoration was for body rust not mechanical issues.

Please look at all the pictures. Contact me with any questions. This is the full westy bus propane stove, pull out bed, bunk bed, fridge etc.


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2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR is black and yellow, black and yellow

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:44:00 EST

Way back in 1973, Volkswagen decided it was high time to take the loveable air-cooled Bug racing. No, it wasn't painted in Herbie colors - Volkswagen called its sport-tuned machine the Beetle GSR, "Gelb Schwarzer Renner" or "Yellow Black Racer." Hence, the somewhat shocking paint scheme.
VW is bringing its sporty black and yellow Beetle back for 2014, and you can see live photos of it above. It's got a 210-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood (that'd be the hood up front, unlike the car's forebear), and a six-speed manual or DSG automatic transmission sends those ponies to the front wheels. Note that this car's output is up 10 horses on other turbo VWs, and the Jetta GLI and Beetle Turbo for 2013. The 0-60 run takes 6.6 seconds, and top speed is limited to 130 miles per hour.
Besides the in-your-face black and yellow paint, the GSR is outfitted with a large rear spoiler and 19-inch wheels shod with 235/40 tires. The bee-like hue carries over inside, with yellow stitching on black leather. Only 3,500 will be produced, each with its own unique plaque. Pricing has not yet been announced, but you're free to read through the press release below all the same.

VW confirms new TDI for second half of 2014 in Golf, Jetta, Passat and Beetle

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:00:00 EST

Diesel lovers rejoice. Volkswagen is bringing the latest iteration of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine - dubbed the EA288 - to the 2015 model year Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle (2013 model pictured above) and Beetle Convertible, and the cars will be on sale in the second half of 2014.
While it shares its moniker with the old diesel, the new engine produces 150 horsepower, a 10-hp boost, and 236 pound-feet of torque. VW promises improved fuel economy as well, but it hasn't announced specifically what amount yet. The company claims that despite the same displacement, only the bore spacing is shared with the previous version. The mill includes new features like exhaust gas recirculation, an intercooler integrated into the intake manifold and low-friction camshaft bearings.
VW Group of America has had great success with diesels in the US recently. Vee-Dub and Audi sold 105,899 diesel-equipped models in 2013. It was the first time the group ever sold over 100,000 diesels in a year, and they accounted for 24 percent of sales. Scroll down to read the full press release about the announcement.

Auto execs surveyed say VW, BMW most likely to grow

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:30:00 EST

A new survey of top global automotive executives indicates both Volkswagen and BMW are the most likely to grow their market share over the next five years.
Tax advisory firm KPMG LLP has released its 14th annual Global Automotive Executive Survey, which includes responses from over 200 executives. A total of 81 percent of respondents said they expect to see Volkswagen make gains, compared to 70 percent last year. BMW, meanwhile, saw 70 percent of those surveyed say they believe the company will increase its market share. That's a jump of 7 percentage points over last year. This is the first time in the history of the survey that BMW has claimed the second-place spot.
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