1971 VW Phoenix Van Conversion Transporter Custom classic Beetle Chevy Corvair

1971 Volkswagen Other VW Phoenix Van

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Other
SubModel: VW Phoenix Van
Type: Van Camper
Trim: custom
Year: 1971
Mileage: 9,999
VIN: 999999
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: vw
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Stafford Springs, Connecticut, United States
Sunroof, Cassette Player

Description for Volkswagen Other 1971

This vanis very rare and has been sitting for many years. I lost interest in it and oh taxes so it has to go,I have the title and it does run if you spray some gas in the carbs, eeds a battery,The fuel system needs flushing, just have not driven it. The paint is cracking in some places and should be redone,the underside seems pretty good but this van does need restoration and has some rust on the underside but in my opinion its worth saving, ts a great conversation piece. Please ask questions and make offers as because I have no idea what its worth, I will help with loading if it sells Thanks for looking,,,NEEDS RESTORATION PLEASE DONT THINK YOU CAN DRIVE IT HOME, HAVE THIS VAN FOR SALE LOCALLY SO I MAY END LISTING EARLY

Phoenix II Features and Specifications

Chassis: 1971 VW Transporter

- four-wheel independent suspension
- front disk brakes
- manual gearbox steering
- air conditioning can be added
- seats seven with removable center seat

Engine: - 110 hp Chevrolet Corvair air cooled six cylinder

- dual carburetor normally aspirated


- 2-speed Corvair automatic


- fiberglass over urethane foam sandwich
- 2.5 inch tubular satin black bumpers
- Double sunroofs
- Interior geodesic lighting


- Imron Urethane metalflake

Front door:

- electric latch / manual lift / pneumatic lift
- front slider windows

Side door:

- electric power dual ballscrew upper door / electric linear actuator lower step

Driver dimension upper limits

- Height: Six feet tall to fit in driver seat under ceiling
- Weight: 190 lbs to fit behind steering wheel

This van was the second of two fiberglass Phoenix vans I built. It was finished after three years of evenings and weekends in the mid 1980's while I worked at an aerospace firm. In 1998 I sold it. Enjoy your tour around my custom car website.

I saw plans for this vehicle in a 1978 Popular Mechanics magazine. The Quincy-Lynn Company was the designer. Look at designer Bob (Quincy) Riley's website. He shows how homebuilt constructions takes place.

This fiberglass space van started out as a 1971 VW van. The entire body is made from raw materials. It's a fiberglass/urethane foam sandwich construction over a metal roll frame. The foam is cut to shape, lued over the metal frame then the entire shell is fiberglassed inside and out. I modified Quincy-Lynn's plans to make it much more functional. I put sliding windows in the front doors and built a power clamshell curbside door for a real spaceship effect. The front has five headlights which makes people scratch their heads as if they are looking at a UFO. I also utilized a Transvair adapter kit to install a six cylinder Corvair engine and automatic transmission to give it more pep and more glide.

Due to the increased utility, his van has seen the US from Florida, o Indiana, o California. It's not a van that's parked in the garage 350 days a year. It gets out! And wherever the Phoenix II goes, t's not just a trip - it's a parade. I've taken long distance vacations with the Phoenix II to the beach in Galveston, exas; the Indianapolis 500; Hollywood, alifornia; Lake City, olorado; Orlando, lorida. Wherever the Phoenix II is, eads turn and crowds gather.