Volkswagen Bus/vanagon 1970 No Reserve on 2040-cars
Abbeville, Louisiana, United States
I have a 1970 blue and white German Westfalia vw van ,that I had intentions of doing a frame off restoration but decided that I had to many other projects going on, the van is in restorable shape. The engine runs and the brakes work . The owner before me looks like they put a new carburetor on it and seems to run fine and doesnít smoke. Gear shifter a little sloppy but shifts in all gears. There is rust around the top of the van on the edge of rain drip rail that is noticeable but doesnít go through and through . There is rust through on the front bumper steps on the both sides missing rubber foot plates. Right bottom front door on the body there is rust through .There is rust though on the floor in three places on the rear cabin area ,one goes through and the others are slight and being to go through. The sliding door doesnít slide very well and doesnít line up. Not sure if its just the plastic and bearing guide or the rear slider hinge. The folding top seems to work well, needs new canvas. Rear hatch latch doesnít open . Seems lock is frozen. Rear engine hatch opens with a hard pull seems hinges are worn. Seems back of van was repainted and some body work was done , doesnít look like the van was ever wrecked but at one time someone tried to make it look better. The inside over head interior is gone on the front half of the van. The original overhead is in the rear half. The camper interior is complete in the back . The two interior peaces behind the driver and passenger seats is missing. Not sure what goes there . it seems that a folding chair goes behind the driver seat and a sink and fold out table goes behind the passenger seat . Havenít researched what the options were in 1970. Anyway , its missing except bottom cushion of seat behind driver seat .The electrical system is in place seems about half doesnít work ,not sure what works and doesnít work. Glass is all intact but all rubber needs replacing for a rebuild. Broken mirror on passenger door. I know Iíve painted a grim picture of this van but Iíve wanted to give you all the details that I can see. In my younger days Iíve redone quite a few frame off rebuilds and this is prime for a rebuild. I found out there are many places to get parts and new sheet metal if needed and the prices are really reasonable Iím not like I used to be and things for me are a lot slower. I work full time as a helicopter mechanic and on my days off I mess around with motorcycles and Iím building a camp and on top of that. My wife came down with an illness and sheís doing better. As I said Iíve got too many irons in the fire. If you would like more pictures or ask any questions please contact me and I will be happy to get back to you . thank you ted
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Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:31:00 EST
In case you didn't know, Volkswagen is hell-bent on becoming the largest automaker in the world. The German carmaker has inched closer to that goal, having outsold General Motors in China last quarter for the first time in eight years.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:00:00 EST
Volkswagen's sales in China, its largest marker, increased by 21 percent last quarter to 704,991 units. Those numbers almost tripled GM's third-quarter growth, and were enough to beat out the American automaker's 664,765 sales. GM, however, still leads in year-to-date sales in China by a slim margin of around 77,000 units. The Asian nation also happens to be GM's largest market, and according to the report in Automotive News, China's car market may grow to be larger than the US, Japan and Germany combined in three years' time.
About the news his company was bested in China by VW last quarter, GM CEO Dan Akerson is quoted saying, "It's not whether you're the biggest car manufacturer. It's whether you want to be the most profitable." It should be noted of these figures that GM includes truck figures, yet excludes Hong Kong and Macau from its Chinese sales numbers, while VW does just the opposite. Through September of this year, Volkswagen had 5 of the 10 best selling vehicles in China. GM boasted three of the cars on that list.
Volkswagen is in New York this week showing off its new Jetta and Golf TDI SportWagen concept. But in less than a week, the German automaker will be off to China for the Beijing Motor Show, where it will showcase the revised Touareg you see here.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:47:00 EST
A subtle update on the Touareg that's been on the market in its current form for four years now, the facelifted model features reworked styling front and rear, an updated interior and a host of new technologies to keep it current in the highly competitive SUV market. Among those new features are larger bi-xenon headlights, coasting function, Google Maps integration and a post-collision braking system designed to prevent a second crash.
VW will offer the new Touareg with a variety of engines around the world, but in North America it'll carry over the same six-cylinder powertrain options as the outgoing model: a 3.6-liter V6 with 280 horsepower, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 with 240 hp (though torque isn't listed, we'd expect around 406 pound-feet, same as last year) and a hybrid that marries a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 to an electric motor that combine to deliver 380 hp.
The fight for unionization at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, TN, factory isn't letting up. Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board decided to allow anti-United Auto Workers employees at the plant the right to defend voting down the measure. Now, a group called the National Right to Work Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of five workers against VW and the UAW for allegedly working together to organize.
The group says in a release that it wants "to block further collusion between the company and the United Auto Workers." It alleges that VW forced workers to attend "mandatory pro-union meetings" and prevented managers from opposing. In a rebuttal on its website, the UAW called the claims "baseless" and said its actions were entirely legal.
One possible problem faces the carmaker in regards to the lawsuit. According to the Detroit Free Press, a recent US Court of Appeals ruling found that neutrality agreements like the one the business had with the UAW could be illegal if the company provided "things of value" to the union. The newspaper also claims that VW held a mandatory employee meeting concerning the election, but workers were free to leave during the UAW's presentation.