1971 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon DELUXE

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
SubModel: DELUXE
Year: 1971
Engine: 1.6 Dual Port
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: WHTE
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: La Jolla, California, United States

Description for Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1971

1971 Volkswagen Bay Window Transporter Bus DELUXE -Steel Sunroof, Original California Bus
I have owned many classic cars and have brought home some cars that were in very questionable condition. Through all of this my wife had (most) always been patient with me; so when she told me she would like for me to restore a split-window 23 window bus I told her I would see what I could do. After showing her what they go for she agreed to a Bay Window as long as it was Titan Red with off white interior and big white walls and oh, it had to have a sunroof.This ’71 was purchased from the owner of 5 years. It was in running condition and was very straight with minimum rust. I had been looking for a Steel Sunroof ’71 Bay Window and was fortunate to find one that had been so well taken care of.
The bus has been restored by Manny’s Repair Shoppe in Chula Vista CA in Titan Red withCreme. All sheet metal was hand pounded back to shape or new panels were welded in. All parts installed were German or quality parts from top name vendors. Brazilian or Chinese parts were not used on this classic. Over $22,000 has been invested. Engine and transmission were rebuilt by 35 year VW mechanic to his strict standards. New VW front emblem had not arrived when we scheduled the photo shoot; it will be installed and included with purchase of car.
Here is a list of most of what I can remember was completed on the car.
1600cc Dual Port engine was completely removed, rebuilt and installed with all new trim, screws, gaskets and mounts. A new carburetor and quad tip exhaust were also installed.
Transmission was completely removed, rebuilt as well as transaxles with new mounts, bushings and shifter
OEM German Front Disc and rear drums with all new brake pads/shoes, lines, master cylinder, wheel bearings and wheel cylinders all around.
All new suspension including bushings and shocks
All new switches, lighting fixtures, bulbs, including trim
Interior is done in OEM basket weave off white with gray piping
All new interior trim pieces, door panels, carpet, headliner and Pioneer AM/FM CD with 4-speakers
Steel sunroof mechanical parts were all rebuilt or replaced with new parts and opens and closes perfectly
All new window rubber seals, door weather-stripping as well as all other rubber has been replaced; including new windshield.
Attention to detail to keep car as close too original as possible
Sandblasted and painted OEM 14” steel wheels with high quality hubcaps•All (5) New BFG Silvertown Radial 2.5” Wide White Wall tires
Front and rear painted bumpers with over riders
I am sure there is more that I am forgetting
I am selling the Bus because Manny of Manny's Repair Shoppe knew my wife really wanted to restore a split window Bus. He found me a very clean 1966 13 Window that we are converting to a 21 window. Bus is available to see with an appointment and if you email me through eBay I will get back to you quickly.I have described this Bus to the best of my understanding and no warranties have been implied or expressed. Bus is for sale in AS-IS condition and I will do my best to be available to assist with your transportation company.