1973 VW Bus Camper van Westfalia NO RESERVE, Runs Great, Daily Driver

Sale price: $4995,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Transmission:4 speed manual
Number of Cylinders:4
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You are looking at a 1973 VW Bus Westfalia Camper addition. This is the tin top version that doesn't have a pop up top. I have heard it referred to as the poor mans camper. It does have the sink, icebox, the folding tables, the bench seat that folds out into a bed. It also comes with the kiddie cot that goes above the drivers area. There is a hook up for 110v to power an outlet inside. This van has been somewhat of a daily driver for me. It runs great with no complaints at all. Really fun to drive. It is a 4 speed manual and the clutch works fine, transmission shifts fine. It does have the typical sloppy shifter but I've had no trouble with it at all. The fuel gauge doesn't work. I haven't gotten around to fixing that one. Speedometer and odometer work fine. I absolutely love this thing, but have to sell only to make room for a new addition. We are also listing our 72 Beetle as well. The garage is full and it has to go. It has all new brakes, some new brake hoses, new battery, nice tread on the tires. Carb was rebuilt recently as well. I also just replaced the windshield and seal. It had that typical haze around the edges and the seal was starting to rot. The doors and windows all work great. I also recently replaced the starter.
There is some rust here and there, but as you can see in the pictures, it isn't terminal. The floorboards and underside are solid. There is a repair panel to replace the spot at the pass side rear wheel and a new battery tray the comes with it. I have been driving this to work on a regular basis and it's been great. The driver side seat belt shoulder strap is shot. The rest of them work.
It has a 1600 VW upright motor in it. Parts are easy to find and get to. It runs perfect and very cool. I had heard that running an upright in the back of a bus can lead to overheating. This bus has been driven in the hottest summer months and even up the mountain with no trouble at all. It actually runs cooler than the beetle I have. I assure you, no worries at all taking this van anywhere.
Feel free to call or email me with any questions or to request more pictures.
I have set this up with NO RESERVE. A bit of a risk, but it needs to go. Please make sure you have a full understanding of shipping requirements. This bus sold 2 weeks ago for 5600 and the buyer could not afford to ship it.
Thanks for your consideration.

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