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1973 Volkswagen Vw Bus Riviera on 2040-cars

Year:1973 Mileage:92500
Location:

Camas, Washington, United States

Camas, Washington, United States

 92K on this low mile camper.  Very solid minimal rust.  Runs and drives, but not well.  Windshield area is perfect. I was going to restore but need to work on my 72 Riviera first.  Have title and lots of paperwork history.(see pics) Has 80% OG paint and is mostly stock unrestored.  Had respray many years ago on pass side rear corner.  Is complete minus the camping interior let was pulled out by previous owner.  Still has all seat belts as well.  Still has pop top in good shape but needs ceiling redone.  I have purchased a 1972 westfalia interior with Zbed, closet, jumpseat, icebox etc.  Still has propane tanks underneath and some of the Riviera curtains.  Still has complete factory tool kit and spare tire cover.  Doors all open and close smooth as a low mile bus should.  Working on getting a better rear bumper from friend and it looks bad but straight. With a new wood floor its would look great and stock.  Minimal rust, only metal required will be both battery trays as it had dual batteries as a Riviera option.  One side window also has a hole as shown in pics. Also had dealer installed AC which appears complete.  Cool bellypan I've never seen.  Have recipits for dealer installed sidestep, side vent shades and the rare rear mudflaps. I will take off 300$ selling price as I'd like to keep them but have dealer recipits for all three items in 74 so they should stay with the bus.  I'm listing now before I really dig in and get the new interior installed and a new set of carbs.  Will need all new rubber window and door seals soon but I'm out of time.  I've got it running again with my old 72 dual carbs but needs some motor work.  Tranny and clutch operated well as do the brakes.  No loud noises just needs and couple more days of tuning and I'm not a carb guy.  I replaced fuel lines and filter  I'll mess around with it in the next couple of days and see if I can make it run better.  It will drive onto a trailer or around the block but please don't plan on driving it home safely. Motor will probley need rebuilt in the future to make it a good long haul camper.  I've replaced the front calipers with rebuilt ATE ones, new pads, and lines as the drivers side was sticking.  Very cool project that hasn't been messed with as I keep finding all stock items.  Radio delete plate, german stocks etc.  Steering is real tight and nice and so mush better than my 300k 72.  Could be ready this summer with a little motor work and some carbs.  I'll include original ones as well.  I'll pulled out all the parts I have for it this week and update.  Let me know if you want any other specific pics and I'll be glad to post them.  I'll add more info this week.  I sold a bus overseas before and will again as long as its paided up front.  It you want to order parts and have sent here I will put inside bus for shipping.  I'm off all week so can show locally, I'm in Camas, Washington 10 minutes from Portland OR airport.

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