1969 Volkwagon Westfalia Kombi Vanagon

1969 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
Trim: unknown
Year: 1969
Mileage: 44,000
VIN: 239080416
Color: white and cream
Engine: 1600
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Drive type: manual
Interior color: wood and black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Portland, Oregon, United States

Description for Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1969

I recently purchased this van and have only literally driven it down the road (I live in Colorado and bought it in Yakima and drove it to Portland to store at a friends place until I can get a week off work to drive it to Colorado). I bought it on a whim really because it is in amazing condition. has had one other owner. has its original tent thats only been put up like 3 times apparently (i haven't had time to open it up but it is supposed to be in near new condition) and original camping table and chairs. I replaced the tires with new ones as the others were worn and old. (these new ones have a 70. 00 miles warranty). Apart from that I haven't touched it. or really spent more than a weekend with it. Its in amazing condition. Right after I bought it I had a change in circumstances. I bought a house that doesn't have a garage and i really don't want to keep such an amazing vehicle out on the street. I would prefer a local buyer in the Portland area or someone who can come pick it up and see it in person. I might ship but would prefer you to contact me first before you bid so we can work out what would be involved with that. Below is the original blurb/write up from the seller. Like I said I haven't had it for more than a few weeks so I don't have much to say about it other than I am sad to sell it before I had a chance to have some adventures in it. Oh. and it does 65 very easily on the highway! I have been in westies before and they have run really awfully compared to how this one hums along! Pretty impressed. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will try and answer them to the best of my knowledge. Im sure I am missing a bunch of key info here that you all might want to know…so just ask me :) I'm not looking to make money just get back what I paid for it. Thanks for looking! FROM ORIGINAL OWNER: This is a unique opportunity to own a 1969 Volkswagen Westfalia with complete documented history in San Diego. California since new. down to theoriginal sales warranty from Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas. California History: The bus was bought by the mother of the man I acquired it from as a college gift to him in 1970 at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas. California after it had been traded in by the original owner after just a few months with only a few thousand miles on it. This bus still retains all of itoriginal paperwork. includit1g original sales warranty at Herman Cook Volkswagen from April. 1969. and a very thick stack of all receipts for everyrepair ever done to the vehicle. which was serviced at Volkswagen Dealerships in San Diego up until it's warranty ran out. From then on it was servicedby Burri's Garage in San Diego. Very complete and incredible provenance including all original VW and Westfalia brochures. Even a very cool familyChristmas card from 1970 with a large lit1e drawing of the bus and very detailed story about how they looked for one. bought this bus and the trips they tookit on that year to Utah. nbsp; the local California mountains and San Felipe. Mexico. This is a true survivor California VW Bus. They would own it for the next 44 years until just earlier this year. as it had been unused for the past 5 years. Body: This bus is very dry. Has solid original front floor pans and belly pans. Some rust repair was done underneath the battery at some point in its life. not a replacement panel like we would do today but it is an inconspicuous and minor patch. Originally Pearl White. nbsp;it was repainted by the previous owner. /p>it is now not too far off though has a more cream hue when compared to the original. Apprearancewise the paint has just been wet sanded and buffed out. as well as had some small scratches here and there touched up. and has a nice shine and extremely presentable – it isn’t perfect but in my opinion a solid 8/10. Interior: This bus has all new interior – original style black basket weave front seat covers. all new grey vinyl rear seat and bed covers. including the extra Westfalia stool. The rear flooring is new vinyl. laid down over the original linoleum. and all the wood paneling was re-done in original Baltic Birch. Needless to say it feels like new inside. but still retains its old world charm. The cabinets and tables have their patina with new original style Westfalia handles installed to replace the brittle sun baked originals. Windows will crank out just as they should. pop-top canvas has no issues or rips and looks almost like new. One of the most astounding features on this bus is the unbelievable original condition of its Westfalia side tent. It has only been up 3 times in the last 40+ years that I know of – twice by the previous owners and once by me. Bus also has curtains. removable front windshield curtain and read mosquito new as well as period folding picnic table included. Mechanicals: The bus starts. runs and drives tight and solid. The engine is a replacement block. updated with an alternator and the later style oil cooler. 1600 dual port. single carb. It runs extremely smooth and powerful with a positive exhaust note. Has the usual VW bus drop of oil after a drive. runs nice and cool doesn’t overheat. timing and points just set. valves adjusted and carb tuned up. The transmission is smooth and tight and shifts smoothly through all the gears. no noises and does not pop out of any. Steering is light and smooth and fluid just topped up. has a little free play in the middle that could be tightened but nothing excessive. The brakes stop the bus perfectly straight no pulling. rear cylinders were replaced and the drums cleaned up. Pedal sits high and seels great.