1967 Volkswagen Bus VW split window kombi

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
Trim: Kombi
Year: 1967
Engine: 1500
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: manual
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Item location: Corinth, Maine, United States

Listed by
Private seller

Description of 1967 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon

For sale is an 11-window “Kombi” bus restoration project. I purchased this bus in 2014 and started restoring it, but since then my second daughter was born, and I have an extreme shortage of time and money to continue with the project. I’d like to recover what I have in it.

Work done so far: front doors, cargo doors, and rear hatch have been restored and readied for paint. New rockers on both sides, new rocker strengthener under cargo doors, new B and C pillars at cargo door opening, new “top hat” beams at rear of cargo floor, cargo floor patched, rear frame clip replaced. Two inner rockers from Wolfsburg West are included but not installed yet.

The bus has the front beam and transmission/transaxles installed so that the bus is on wheels. However, the wheels that are on it do not turn freely because the brakes are stuck. This means the wheels (which are a mismatched set anyway) will slide onto a car trailer or ramp truck rather than roll. I will take the bus off its cart and set it on its wheels on the ground. Then it is the buyer’s responsibility to winch it onto a trailer and secure it safely for transport and to load and move all the loose parts. I will help load the loose parts if you wish. The engine is loose. I can help load that as well. The engine has not been started since 1990 so I cannot attest to whether it is any good. The engine's sheet metal attachments are very rusty.

The bus is shown in photos on a rolling cart made of planks and casters. That cart is not included in this sale. The angle iron “x’s” which prevent any possibility of twisting of the rotisserie are not included in the sale price but can be purchased for an additional $75. See the photos to understand how the rotisserie connects together. It is off the bus right now.

Extra parts include an extra gas tank, 2 rims, 3 brake drums, 4 transaxles, extra set of front seats (60/40 split) and a few other odds and ends.

Missing parts include both bumpers, front “VW” emblem, and original back seat. Not sure if it came with a middle seat, but that is not included either.

Includes rear folding seat/bed and roof rack from a ’67 Westfalia bus. The engine and transmission are also from a different ’67 bus. The octagonal rotisserie is included if the buyer wants it. There is still plenty of work remaining on the bottom of the bus so a rotisserie will be useful.

This bus needs plenty of work done to it to be anywhere near road-worthy, but I have given the next owner a good jumpstart toward that goal.I do not intend to hide any of the work that needs to be done. What remains is still a serious restoration effort. There is rust repair to be done on the front floor and frame, near the engine compartment, rear corners, above the windshield, above the cargo door. The rear frame clip was replaced, but the clip was delivered to me with the "tails" cut off. They have not been reattached because it will be easier to complete the repair in the battery box area before the tails go back in. One tail has a slight twist in it but should be correctable. There is a wrinkle in the middle of the roof that has resulted in a "oil canning" area. A shrinking disk should be enough to straighten that out.

All the original interior panels come with it, but most are not good for more than patterns. The panel on the back of the bulkhead is okay and could be cleaned up and reused, but the others are pretty warped and damaged.

Maine does not require a title. I can’t provide a title as the bus didn’t come with one, but I can provide a bill of sale. I have this bus for sale locally as well so the auction may be cancelled at any time.

Please contact me with any questions prior to bidding. I'm happy to talk about it on the phone if you like.