Beautiful 7-passenger Classic Bus on 2040-cars
Panama Brown Dakota Beige
Lehigh Acres, Florida, United States
Body Type:Minivan, Van
For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Saddle
Number of Cylinders: 4
Trim: Factory Tinted Windows
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive
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.
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LeMons racing is a wonderful example that setting limits can actually breed creativity. The series mandates that all entries must cost $500, not counting safety equipment, and that cap forces teams to be ingenious in how they build a racecar. Take for example this diesel-powered Porsche 911, which its creators have dubbed Ferkel the Nein-11, that will be racing in the Sears Pointless race this weekend in Sonoma, California.
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This Frankenstein combines a 911 chassis that was originally bought just for its European powertrain and a Volkswagen TDI diesel engine mounted in the rear. After deciding the shell could still be of some use, the team decided to go racing. "We began brainstorming what replacement drivetrain to use for maximum offense and there was really only one answer: a diesel," said Philipp von Weitershausen, one of the team captains, to Jalopnik. They bought a 1998 Jetta TDI on the cheap and started figuring out a way to hack the engine into the bay. To pay respect to the donor, the VW's trunk was highly modified (and drilled) and grafted onto the back of Ferkel.
This team isn't a newcomer to LeMons. Its last car was a classic VW Beetle with a Subaru engine and dual controls, named Ferdinand the Bug, which could be driven from the left or right side. It's quite a sight.
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