Award Winning VW Split Window Show Bus Fully Restored Deluxe not 21 or 23 No Res
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Bus/Vanagon
- Trim: Deluxe
- Year: 1966
- VIN: 246086033
- Engine size: 1600 Dual Port
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon
1966 Volkswagen Deluxe
A Beautiful Complete Restoration that has Received Awards at Every Show Attended
This ’66 Mouse Grey 13 Window Deluxe has undergone a complete restoration topreserveit's genuine Germanintegrityand “it is top notch - it’s a beautiful show room condition bus.” - That is a quote that came directly from the largest Volkswagen dealership in Maine while I was at their show last fall.
This restoration took several years to complete and it's evident. It has been a main attraction at all 4 events it has appeared at in New England. 4 shows - 5 awards, including 1st in class, Best of Show & Best Interior (at the largest VW show in Maine).
From top to bottom, front to back, inside and out - this bus is simply amazing.
Looks beautiful, and drives awesome.
This bus sports a brand new upgraded VW 1600 dual port engine coupled with a professionally rebuilt original transmission that has upgraded freeway gearing. The transmission was professionally built by Rancho, the best in the business, and it is backed with a 5 year unlimited mile warranty. The entire original swing-axle and both reduction boxes were also professionally rebuilt last month. Every single part within the rear-end was replaced last month. The bus has 200 miles on it since the complete restoration, but I wasn’t happy with the transmission, so I replaced everything and beefed up the gearing. It cost over $4,000 for all of the rear end work that was just done last month. Now it runs, drives, and shifts like a dream.
Nearly $50K invested and ready for someone to enjoy. I went overboard and it turned out amazing. The bus is registered, inured androad worthy. It can be your daily driver or awesome show bus or a nice addition to any collection- it's ready for the new owner to put the first miles on.
I'll be sad to see her go, but it’s time to travel this beautiful country with my fiancé and our dog - so know the funds of this sale are going to a good cause... a dream trip that we've been talking about for years. We need to purchase a baywindowWestyand fund a few months on the road. Our goal is to visit as many national parks as we can along the way.
That being said - this is a no reserve auction. Bid with Confidence, and Bid to Win!
This bus has an upgraded 12 volt system for easier starting, brighter lights, etc. With all of her upgrades, she handles the road much smoother and travels at a faster rate of speed while keeping all of the originality present. This bus does excellent on the highway, and is ready for the next show, or road trip.
A dream ride that's ready to enjoy...
- Starts instantly
- Idles great
- Drives awesome
- Steers fantastic
- Shifts like a dream
- Stops on a dime
She will do a steady and smooth 70+ MPH.
There is way to much to list. This was a complete restoration; meaning the entire bus was stripped, all rust was removed and replaced with the highest quality replacement panel available when necessary, every repair needed was addressed and fixed, everything was painted by a professional with 50+ years of experience, every single nut, bolt, gasket, seal, hose, clamp, bulb, wire, trim piece, tire, shock…every single item has been professionally restored or replaced with NOS/Mint condition parts or the highest quality replacements available.
Here's a quick rundown:
- Brand New VW 1600 Dual Port Engine
- Brand New Clutch
- Brand new Rancho Freeway Flyer Transmission
- Complete Overhaul of Reduction Box, Gears, Bearings, Seals, etc. (Basically a brand new swing axel, but the original has been fully restored)
- Complete Service and Rebuilt on Original Front Beam
- NOS Tie Rods
- Rebuilt Original Steering Box
- New Steering Dampener
- Professionally painted inside and out
- Underneath is painted to match
- Re-chromed Original Front Emblem (triple plated show chrome)
- Restored Original Clock
- Restored Original Speedometer with Re-chromed Original Bezel
- Restored Original Gas Gauge with Re-chromed Original Bezel
- Restored Original Deluxe Steering wheel & Deluxe Horn by Koch's
- Restored interior dome lights
- Original Windows
- Polished Deluxe Belt Line Trim with new insert
- Polished Front and Rear Original Bumper Trim with new inserts
- NOS Emergency Switch
- NOS hubcaps
- New Beauty Rings
- All New Brakes, lines, hoses, clamps, pads, master cylinder, etc.
- New Shocks
- New Tires
- New Deluxe Seat Belts front and rear
- Complete Vintage TMI Interior with Chrome Deluxe Trim
- New Sew Fine Headliner
- New Visors
- New Front Floor mat
- New Cargo Floor mat
- New TMI Seat Covers - Front and Rear
- New Jail Bars, coat hooks, grab handles, etc.
- New German Fried Egg Turn Signal Lenses
- New Turn signal assemblies
- Show Chromed Headlight Rings
- New Mirrors
- New Grab Handles
- New Seals, gaskets and rubber all the way around
...... the list goes on and on and on.
There is a video on Youtube of this busstarting, running, driving, shifting, etc.
Search on Youtube -1966 Split Window VW Bus - Fully Restored Show Bus (posted by Holy Grailz)
I have also attached a bunch ofphotos below for yourconvenience. Feel free to contact me with anyquestions or if you need more photos of anyspecific area.
The only thing missing is the middle seat. I originally had plans to build a camper, but it turned into a beautiful show bus.
Opportunities like this don't come up often. Here's your chance to own a piece of genuine German history which later became a huge part of American culture, and now has become an iconic classic vehicle all around the world.
Please see the photos below to see the actual condition. To see a video of this bus starting, running,driving, shifting and stopping search 1966 Mouse Grey VW Bus on Youtube to find the video.
The vehicle is registered and insured in Maine, butMaine is a no title state; therefore, the buyer will receive a bill of sale and signed transferable original registration will be provided for ownership. Maine state registration is a legal document that proves legal ownership in all 50 states of the US as well as internationally. You can file for a title with your state and they will provide you with one if you live in an area where it's necessary to have a title.
International sales are fine, but transportation fees, taxes, duties, and all costs are on the buyer. I will assist with loading if need be.
Please ask all questions prior to placing a bid. All sales are final. This vehicle is sold as is due to the age. If you’re local, or want to come by for a personal inspection, feel free contact me. You’re also more than welcome to to send your favorite inspector/appraiser out - just let me know. Vehicle is also for sale locally,will entertain serious offers, but my time isprecious, as I'm sure your is - so please don't waste your time of mine with low ball offers.
Thank you so much for your interest, and best if luck.
Be sure to check out my other items for more rarities from my collection.
Just got 2 more awards at thelargestVW show in Maine today (August 7th)
- Best Interior out of 150+ awesome VW's
- 2nd in class behind a fully restored 21 window bus.