1960 Volkswagen Bus - Caravelle Double Door Camper

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
Type: Van Camper
Year: 1960
Mileage: 100000
Engine: 1904cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

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Private seller

Description of 1960 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon

**RARE** 1960 double door, walkthrough camper.
This is a factory built double door, walkthrough bus. As far as I can tell the camper conversions was completed by Caravelle campers. The Caravelle company operated in Southern California during the 60’s. This is a very early example with an extremely rare configuration.
I built it to be DRIVEN. This is not a garage/trailer queen. I would not hesitate to jump in and drive anywhere. It will cruise at 65mph all day.
All systems (suspension, motor, fuel, transmission, electrical, brakes, etc.) have been rebuilt, repaired and improved where necessary. The original patina was left as found. It’s too cool not too. It definitely has a look! It gets noticed and creates interest everywhere I take it.
I’ve owned this bus for 10 years. It has always been stored inside since purchase.
Motor: All new, no corners cut. Approximately 1000 miles, since build. Does not leak!! Always starts and idles!!•1904cc (74 x 90.5) – Professional built by Fisher Buggies in Tampa, FL•NEW Autolinea CaseNEW AA 90.5mm Pistons•NEW CB Performance 74mm forged Chromoly crankshaft•NEW WebCam 218 Camshaft•NEW WebCam Lifters•NEW CB Performance straights cut cam gears•NEW DRD Racing L3 cylinder heads•NEW Scat solid shaft rockers with swivel feet adjusters.•NEW oil cooler•NEW Vintage Speed stainless steel exhaust system•NEW Porsche 356/912 Alternator Pulley (Spins the fan faster for better cooling)•NEW CB Performance Equalizer crank pulley, 6lbs.•NEW Scat doghouse fan shroud•Restored original cooling tins•NEW welded fan•Rebuilt dual Dellorto 36 DRLA carburetors – Italian•Rebuilt Bosch 019 distributor. NEW points, cap and rotor.•30mm Shadek oil pump – Full Flow Oiling•Valvoline 20w50 VR1 Racing oil always used.•NEW FRAM oil filter•13-gallon gas tank from a later model bus. Cleaned and sealed.•NOS vintage glass fuel filter and regulator
Transmission: New rebuilt. Does not leak!!•NEW BENCO Transmissions 4.12 R/P. Approximately 500 miles, since installation.•NEW cups and fulcrums•NEW seals and axle boots•NEW Wheel bearings•Axles and tubes have been cleaned and painted•NEW shift coupler
Suspension: Custom built and adjustable. Can be raised or lowered to owner’s standard•6” narrowed adjustable beam with polyurethane bushings•2.5” drop spindles. Built by WideFive VW Suspensions. New bearings and bushings were used.•Narrowed rear torsion housing•Old Speed drop plates used in the rear•Beetle short axle and tubes.•NEW KYB Gas-a-just shocks Wheels and Tires: Period correct original Appliance Pacer Wheels.•15 x 6 et0 Appliance Pacer at the front. Straightened and painted.•NEW Continental 165/50R15 Front Tires•15 X 8 et0 Appliance Pacer at the rear. Straightened and painted.•NEW Goodyear 205/60R15 Rear Tires•15 x 6 et0 Chrome Appliance Pacer spare.•NEW 195/50R15 Spare Tire•NEW chrome acorn nuts•Original Appliance Pacer center caps Brakes: Discs brakes up front, drums in the back.•Front: Converted to later Volkswagen bus (71-73) disc brakes•Front: NEW dual circuit master cylinder•Front: NEW bearings, pads, rotors•Front: Wheels adapters (5 x 112 to 5 x 205)•Wilwood proportioning valve•Rear: NEW brake shoes•Rear: Cleaned and painted original Volkswagen drums•Parking brake is disconnected
Electrical: Converted to 12v•NEW Bosch Alternator•NEW battery•H4 Headlights with 90/100 watt bulbs. Fused with relays•NEW LED light in the engine compartment•NEW LED Taillights, turn signal bulbs and interior bulbs•Vintage 3RD brake light•USB Phone charger under dash•NEW VDO gas gauge and sender•Odometer does not work•NEW bulbs in the speedometer•Speedometer cable needs replacement. Speedo works, but clicks as the cable rotates
Stereo: LOUD!•Bluetooth module•8 Band EQ•1600w 4-Channel amp for mids and highs•Kicker 5 ¼ Speakers in front doors•Kick 6x9’s in “head banger” cabinet•JL Audio 600w mono amp•RE Audio 15” subwoofer•Capacitor
Interior: Restored, comfortable, ready to camp•NEW grey board door panels w/pockets on front doors•Original front mat. Could use to be replaced.•Original front seats covered in new vinyl•NEW wood headliner stained and sealed.•NEW wood panels on the cargo doors, stained and sealed.•NEW carpet •NEW insulation on the floor, roof and doors•Rear seats and cushions covered in plaid fabric•NEW folding tables•Restored ice chest•NEW curtain rods•NEW curtains•NEW removable table.•Working Z Bed (Rear seat folds flat, becoming a bed)•Cargo floors are pristine, no rust. Still covered in factory primer•NEW screens and window cranks on the side windows.
Exterior: Amazing patina.•Patina!•Original key locks all doors•All windows rebuilt with NEW seals.•NEW door seals all the way around•Wolfgang International Safari Windows•NEW Full-length steel roof rack. Rusted to match the patina of the bus•NEW awnings on BOTH sides, mounted to the roof rack.•Small amount of rust on outer rockers and a few places around the bottom.•Small amount of rust in front floors. Patched with stainless steel•Rear roof is dented/pushed down. No one has ever noticed it.•Belly pans are solid•Please review all pictures in the provided link. It provides detailed shots of all rust.
Additional Pictures:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KlBV9H7ga5S4YJvIZWuHGrM-i0svoRo6?usp=sharing
If you want to stand out at car a show, get a bus. If you want to stand out everywhere, get this bus!
Clean Florida title in handAll sales are final. No warranty expressed or impliedWinning bidder must arrange transportation$500 deposit must be paid within 24 hours of winningFull payment is to be paid within 3 business days.Bank transfer, cashiers check, cash or PayPal accepted. PayPal users must add 3%I can continue to store, free of charge. Until transportation is arranged.
I’m happy to answer any and all questions. Thanks for looking and happy biding!