Vw Bus Double Cab 1964 Volkswagon (crew Cab) on 2040-cars
repaint in the early
Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
1964 Double cab.
- 1600 Dual Port built by Jeff Wilson at Mears Metal Products (http://www.mearsracing.com/) with less than 1500 miles since he built the motor. This bus is mechanically sound and goes down the road.
- Original Canvas structure included for the coverd wagon look (Canvas is long gone) which is amazing to still have this.
- 85k we believe original miles as the odometer works
- 12 volt conversion
- Progressive Weber Carb
- Tires as new
- Brakes excellent
- Reduction boxes sealed and do not leak
- This bus drives and stops and goes down the road without issue
This is my fathers and he has had this since the mid 90s. this bus is stored the last 40 years and sees less than 100 miles a year. It has been repainted on the outside and the paint is showing it's age. It photo graphs beeter than it looks in person. I do not want to say Nicest VW in city etc. because condition is relative to someones expectations. It can be seen in person in Minneapolis, MN so please understand we are making our best attempt to accurately describe this bus.
- One of the best motor builders in the world is a family friend and built this engine as a favor
- Mechanically Sound
- Original Canvas metal frame and wooden bows
- This bus even accelerates up hill and is a great driver.
- Tailgate and folding sides all solid
- Paint is showing it's age (Chiping paint on drivers side where folding gate drops. Chipped paint where seat belts fall out and hit the side)
- Drivers side eye window latch broken
- Rubber seals around windows / doors deterating
- Some corrosion underneath. it was addressed and undercoated
- Canvas missing for covered wagon (You can get new canvas as the Frame and structure is included)
- It was a exterior repaint in the early 80's
- 1964 this is not a restored bus and will show flaws that are normal for a 50 yearold vehicle
This bus can be inspected by serious buyers, it is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction at anytime for any reason. Please understand I am not looking for advice or knowledge and would appreciate only serious inquires and not someone who is looking for a friend. The bus can be shipped overseas it has a clear Indiana title in prior owners name. It can stay for a few weeks as shipping is figured out as long as it is payed in full. Once this goes back to storage - that is where it will stay and I will wheel it out in 20 years and try again.
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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.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:15:00 EST
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.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed its annual list of Top Safety Picks, an award that highlights automobiles it says offer "superior crash protection." A new and still more significant award, the Top Safety Pick+ honor, is given to those vehicles that earn good ratings for occupant protection in four out of five areas of measure. And while some 117 vehicles were given the TSP seal of approval for 2013, just 13 passed muster for TSP+.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:58:00 EST
To be fair, IIHS only evaluated 29 vehicles with its new testing procedures for TSP+ (we'd expect that the number of qualified cars will rise substantially for 2014). Luxury and Near Luxury midsize cars were the first groups evaluated, followed by midsizers in the Moderately Priced Cars category - unsurprisingly, it's only midsize cars that you'll find among the class this year.
Only two luxury sedans made the list of 13 for 2013: the Acura TL and Volvo S60. The other 11 cars on the list included entries from domestic, Japanese and German car makers: Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord (sedan and coupe), Kia Optima (but not its close kin, the Hyundai Sonata, strangely), Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy and Outback, Suzuki Kizashi and the Volkswagen Passat all made the grade.
There's torque steer and then there's what we'll from now on dub "The Boba," as in Boba Kettler. The German tuner has a way with the Volkswagen Golf, and the MkI example you see above has been touched with 736 horsepower - that's right, 96 more ponies than a new SRT Viper, all trying to get to ground through those two front wheels.
The 2.0-liter, 16-valve engine has an 8,800 rpm redline and is aided by a Garrett GTX3582R turbocharger shoving 50 psi through the internals. Other upgrades include a new ECU (natch) and a six-speed 'box among other treats. The rubber is Toyo R888s - street-legal competition tires. The result is enough smoke for three Chinese New Years when the lights go green. Indeed, the standing start isn't its forte, but it can apparently get from 62 miles per hour to 124 mph in five seconds.
Watch it go in the video below. And know that this isn't even Boba's best work; he's got a 900-hp MkII Golf that'll do 0-62 mph in 2.3 seconds.