Very Rare 1961 VW Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1 of 11 Factory Swivel Seats - $75,000

Price: US $75,000.00 Item location: Newport Beach, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • Type: VW Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon w/ 24" Limo Stretch
  • Trim: Open Roof and 24" Limo Conversion
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 500
  • VIN: 720289
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: New 1835cc Engine Only 500 Miles
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1961 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon

This is is a VERY RARE UNIQUE VW Bus... ONE of 11 known factory swivel seats!!!!

This has a FACTORY SWIVEL SEAT (M-Code 199).

It has BOTH VW FACTORY ORIGINAL M-Code & UA data plates attached to the door jams (SEE PICTURES).

Data plate also says UA which means it was originally shipped to Los Angeles.

Factory steering wheel and original 1961 super rare dash which was only made in that year.

It is a 1961 professionally engineered so the factory metal roof which allows almost entire roof to open as seen in the pictures.

The bus and has also been professionally stretched 24" for extra comfort while the new 1835cc engine with less than 500 miles provides plenty of power for highway speeds.

This is also a WALK THRU bus and can easily be configured however the buyer chooses in house at my remanufacturing facility in Costa Mesa, A or shipped anywhere in the world at an additional cost.

Laser straight every way you look at it.

I own a vehicle manufacturing company in Costa Mesa, A "Big Limos" which can professionally rotisserie restore and paint this rare vehicle to make it a show worthy museum quality stunner for an additional fee. Priced under its market value for a timely sale.

I can assist with delivering vehicle to shipping companies in the Los Angles area for overseas buyers.

This vehicle is being advertised elsewhere also and may be sold prior without notice on a first come first served basis.

Roof manually tilts up to let in the sunshine (see picture)

Data plate also says UA which means it was originally shipped to Los Angeles.

Installed gear reduction boxes (1.26 ratio) and has large-nut on rear brake drum.

Also installed new bearings in gear reduction boxes.

New Swing Lever bushing installed

New shifter bushings

New hockey stick shift lever

New Transaxle mounts (3)

Engine is NEW 1835cc

Aluminum Super Case

92 mm x 69 mm CW Crank

Rebuilt heads 40x35mm valves

1.25 ratio rocker arms

Rebuilt Dual Kadron carbs

Bosch 009 distributor

New Bosch blue coil

Approx 500 miles on NEW ENGINE

NEW rear tires

New and rebuilt wheel cylinders

New front and rear window rubbers

Some new window rubber seals for driver an passengers doors and windows

New fuse block

Converted to 12v system

LED Blue instrument lamps and interior lighting

New windshield wipers

More pictures available upon request.

1961 VW Bus that has been highly modified and in superb condition. This is a bus I rarely drive only as a Sunday driver or to local shows.

The roof and segment conversion were completed using original parts. The structural material is a perfect fitment. Everything about this roof and segment conversion is EXACT like it was done from VW. It took a long time to complete but results are as awesome as it gets. A true "ONE OF A KIND".

Item specifics

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 720289

Year: 1961

Interior Color:White

Make: Volkswagen

Number of Cylinders: 4


Transmission: Manual

Engine: 1835 cc

Drive Type: RWD

Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

Mileage: 65,000 (500 Miles New Engine)

Vehicle Title: Clear

Exterior Color: Blue

For Sale By: Private Seller

Arguably one of the Most Collectable VW's in the world

They say there are two things people can always relate to fond memories on is aSchwinn bicycle and aVolkswagen!

The California VW Bus is one if the most Iconic vehicles of the 20th Century, nd for great reason; Take one look at it and you instantly have a warm fuzzy feeling!!! These Buses are fantastic in the usability, rivability and all around fun times with more honks and thumbs up while driving than if you were in a new Ferrari!

The VW Bus has been around since 1950 and has had many changes throughout it's life span. The Split Window Multi Window Bus is by far the most iconic and sought after of all the busses. This bus has long been known for it's laid back California lifestyle more often than not with Surfboards on the roof, hese vehicles are still spotted up and down the Pacific Coast Highway parked while their owners are out surfing for more than 65 years now!

Simple to maintain these busseshave readily available parts,even a fun do it yourself project on the weekends or with the kids, hese cars have readily available parts, ost local mechanics more than willing to work on them at a reasonable rate (because they bring in customers to check them out) and your sure to make more good friends driving one of these around and build good memories that will last generations!!

This particular VW Bus has undergone a no expense spared unique customization and the process can continue to evolve right here at my factory to the new owners specifications no matter what your particular taste may have in mind. You dream it we can build it!

This Bus runs and drives like a dream! All doors, ompartments close and open properly, nd she sounds fantasticand fires right up with no hesitation!!

This is a great opportunity to fulfill those childhood dreams of having the Almighty 1961 Split Window VW Bus or another opportunity to round out your VW or air cooled collection with this beautiful and rare edition!

Please call or email with any questions or to arrange a viewing

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