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1969 Vw Bus - Westfalia Vanagon Van on 2040-cars

Year:1969 Mileage:103000
Location:

Maize, Kansas, United States

Maize, Kansas, United States

 I am selling my 1969 VW Bus. It is a nice bus. Lots of compliments on it. Overall, I think it is in better condition than most of them out there. I have always been fascinated with them, and  had to buy this one. 

I have redone most of the interior on it. It has all new carpet and all new panels. Before I put the new carpet in, I sealed the entire floor with undercoating/rubber. Everything has been reupholstered. New Visors are installed. New radio. I also put a brand new Baltic Birch wood roof in it. 

I put new polished wheels and tires on it. Very few miles on these. At the time, I put undercoating in the wheel wells, so they look great. 

The bus originally had a pop up roof in the center. A roof was cut from another bus and riveted on this one. Most people dont even notice it. So, it looks like a cross between a transporter and camper. Obviously, it can be camped in still, as it has the bed and closet, yet it doesnt have the hassle of a leaking pop up tent. 

Mechanically, it is a sound bus and runs great. It was owned by a vintage VW mechanic before me. The gauges all work.

I want to be as clear as I can, so here are my critiques:

-I just installed new heater cables. They need to be attached at the heater boxes.

-The paint looks pretty good, but I don't think it got the best paint job prep in the world. There are a few placed where there is a little surface rust under the paint. See the pictures. I gave an example.

-There is a dent in the rear passengers quarter panel. That's the closet side, so its hard to see from. I have had quotes of $200-600 to fix it. Not a big deal. I would probably just spray the white half of the bus when this is fixed, and that would eliminate 90% of the paint issues I mentioned.

-A few of the window gaskets could used replacement. The ones that I would do are the 2 front windows. They are $35 each.

It has around 103,000 miles according to the odometer. It is a blast to drive. I prefer that the buyer pick it up in person and pay cash. This way, there is no doubts or surprises. It can be shipped at the owners arrangement and expense. Payment is due IN FULL within 2 weeks of auctions close.

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Volkswagen has petitioned the FIA to hold on to the current specifications for cars in the World Rally Championship, according to Autosport.com. The move is evidently an effort to keep as many competitors in the sport as possible, despite the fact that using the current spec racers may actually hurt Volkswagen's chances at winning. The three factory teams currently competing in the WRC are at the end of a three-year homologation cycle at the end of 2013, and new cars are expected to bow next year. But developing new racers could cost as much as $4.7 million.
That price tag would put M-Sport (which fields Ford racers) out of the WRC game for 2014 and would put Citroën participation in question as well. VW has already begun work on the next iteration of its Polo R WRC, and the hatch has nabbed four wins in six rounds this season. Now it appears that car won't bow until at least 2015. The FIA has officially agreed to freeze homologation of new WRC cars until the end of next season.

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