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Beautiful 7-passenger Classic Bus on 2040-cars

US $24,000.00
Year:1978 Mileage:54750 Color: Panama Brown Dakota Beige /

Lehigh Acres, Florida, United States

Lehigh Acres, Florida, United States
Body Type:Minivan, Van
Engine:2000 CC
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 2282042849 Year: 1978
Interior Color: Saddle
Make: Volkswagen
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Bus/Vanagon
Trim: Factory Tinted Windows
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive
Mileage: 54,750
Sub Model: Type 2 Transporter
Exterior Color: Panama Brown Dakota Beige
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. ... 

Thank you for viewing my listing. For your consideration is an iconic, classic, 7-passenger walk-through bus that has been restored to it's present condition and is now ready to be enjoyed! 1978 is considered the best year of the baywindow buses by some of the experts because it was the first year for hydraulic lifters and only requires a valve adjustment every 50k miles, unlike the solid lifters that needed to be checked every 3k miles. The original ignition points were removed and replaced with new electronic ignition so no adjustment needed there ever.  The 2000CC engine is very powerful and will cruise on the freeway at 75mph and you can actually pass other vehicles, unlike the earlier famously sluggish under powered buses. The engine also has a working thermostat allowing it to warm up properly. The transmission has the best freeway gearing ever made by VW for these buses. This bus spent it's life on the west coast of the USA until 2 years ago when I drove it here to Florida. It has never been exposed to road salt and all the body panels are original to the bus as well as the numbers matching engine and transmission. Has the original, still working, AM-FM radio.  Everything electrical and mechanical is in proper working condition including the heating system. With the proper maintenance and care, especially changing the oil at the required intervals, there's no reason why it can't last another 35 years as it has already! It starts without touching the gas pedal every time and runs, shifts, and drives nicely. The entire bus was repainted in it's original colors it wore when it left the factory. The list is quite long of all the new parts that were installed. The rebuilt engine has it's original fuel injection system and it works flawlessly. The engine has new bearings, new piston rings, a complete valve job, new seals, gaskets, new plugs, plug wires, new electronic ignition, new clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing, new exhaust, new head temp sensor, new filters, new fuel and vent lines throughout the fuel system, new battery with a nationwide warranty and any other parts that were needed to make it last for years to come. The brake system has new front rotors, rebuilt front calipers,new brake pads, new rear wheel cylinders, new rear brake shoes, all four rubber brake lines are new as well as the fluid. The spindles were taken off and one ball-joint was replaced, the other three which are still nice and tight, were re-greased and new rubber boots were installed, of course the torsion bars and center steering link were greased as well. The shock absorbers are new as well as the steering damper and the rubber steering joint. The suspension and steering is up to par in all aspects of it as is all of the mechanical systems on the entire bus. The tires, including the spare, are new Nexen SV820 185R14C 6 Ply rated sidewalls that are the proper tires for a VW bus. The load rating on each tire exceeds the factory recommendations and they are much more stable in windy conditions than any passenger tire made which some people install on these buses making them potentionaly dangerous.  A VW bus's suspension is about 4 times stronger than it has to be and can carry extremely heavy loads, and having the proper tires is a must. If you see whitewall tires on a bus they are generally not the proper tires as no one manufactures these 6 plys in a whitewall. VWBUSTIRESPECS All the window and door rubbers are new, the windshield is new, the side markers and rear lenses are new, new antenna, new VW emblem on the front, and new wipers. The headliner is new as well as the original VW style basket weave pattern saddle colored seat covers and original style patterned interior panels by TMI, under the 2 front door panels, new plastic sheathing, as original, was installed as well to keep any moisture away from the new panels. The kick panels under the dash are new. The shift rod was removed and new grease applied to the bushings with new rubber dust boots on both ends of it. New bushing installed on the very front of the shift rod as well. New clutch cable and bowden tube, new throttle cable. New front and rear wheel bearings were installed and new seals. The cv axles were disassembled, cleaned thoroughly, axle shafts repainted, the joints  re-greased and new rubber boots installed. New transmission seals on both ends and new grease. Any adjustable parts were cleaned and grease applied making any future adjustments on things like emergency brake cables or rear brake shoes easy to keep adjusted, nothing is rusted or frozen up. The front end has been aligned. Not sure how many miles were put on this bus in it's lifetime but any mechanical parts that were even suspect of being worn were replaced. It is closer to new now than it has been for many years  :)   It comes with the original owners manual, original jack, lug wrench, and a new original style hub cap puller as well as a new tire gauge. I can keep going on with more details but suffice to say there are many more new parts throughout the bus in all aspects of it. Approx. 8 months were spent on it. The sliding door works nicely and latches easily with just one hand on the handle.  When you drive one of these buses not only are they a blast to drive, but some people wave, honk their horns, or smile when they see one.  These have been steadily climbing in popularity and value in recent years making them a good investment that is also fun. I have many years of VW experience as my family had a shop for many years rebuilding VW engines, also worked at a VW dealer as a mechanic when these buses were new back in the 70's.  If you are seriously interested please send a message or call 239-349-2026 with any questions you have. I also encourage anyone seriously interested to come by and see it as well.  photo 2012bus78679_zpse0d15da6.jpg photo 2012bus78660_zpsa2e4073c.jpg photo 2012bus78545_zps97e9d685.jpg photo 2012bus78425_zpsaab9aa14.jpg photo 2012bus78332_zpsa6603664.jpg photo 2012bus78331_zps1849d668.jpg photo 2012bus78309_zps7d8f6fd7.jpg photo 2012bus78299_zps18291af0.jpg photo 2012bus78297_zps812b6cfb.jpg photo 2012bus78295_zpsb07e60db.jpg photo 2012bus78289_zps76d42daf.jpg photo 2012bus78224_zps685b29eb.jpg photo 2012bus78203_zpsd8695b74.jpg photo 2012bus78202_zps6a9a5287.jpg photo 2012bus78173_zps7997ee2d.jpg photo 2012bus78166_zps02d02c0e.jpg photo 2012bus78161_zps8b70bf31.jpg photo 2012bus78159_zpsc0efa32a.jpg photo 2012bus78144_zps2619fc3e.jpg photo 2012bus78102_zps7e76c542.jpg photo 2012bus78088_zps0c196b31.jpg photo 78bus2012463_zps6e795486.jpg photo 78bus2012291Large_zps5af79507.jpg photo 78bus2012290Large_zps274e2389.jpg photo 2012bus78206_zps630e9916.jpg photo 2012bus78233_zps445e8fa7.jpg photo 2012bus78369_zps0fdd3fd8.jpg photo 2012bus78461_zpsa522b735.jpg photo href= photo 2012bus78221_zps4ab28ee0.jpg photo 2012bus78214_zpsc684927b.jpg photo 2012bus78315_zps6d8f4f4c.jpg photo 2012bus78245_zps5cc76bdf.jpg photo 2012bus78237_zps8a178c3b.jpg photo 2012bus78156_zpscc03c665.jpg photo 2012bus78154_zpsce4b24d5.jpg photo 2012vwbus78029_zps72098910.jpg photo 2012vwbus78021_zpsee83807c.jpg photo 2012vwbus78017_zpsd41d2c4a.jpg photo 2012vwbus78011_zps97ee752e.jpg photo 2012vwbus78010_zps35df8562.jpg photo 2012vwbus78006_zpsee037fcc.jpg photo 2012vwbus78004_zpsfae95beb.jpg photo 2012vwbus78003_zpsbc78e6e4.jpg photo 2012vwbus78002_zpsc6cfcd76.jpg photo 2012bus78793_zpse203b61f.jpg2012bus78273_zps989dd35c photo 2012bus78273_zps989dd35c.jpgside photo 2012bus78758_zps34e3aee8.jpg

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