Price: US $7,877.77 Item location: Meridian, Idaho, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • SubModel: CAMPMOBILE
  • Type: Minivan, Van
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 52628
  • VIN: 2382020195
  • Color: Tan
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon CAMPMOBILE







This is a BEAUTIFUL 1978 VW - "Riviera" - Campmobile Bus we have been asked to sell for a friend. As you can see in the pictures it is his pride and joy and in Incredible shape! Careful not to let this 1978 well cared for bus get away. They are hard to find in this Beautiful condition! My friend always overdoes everything and this is no exception he spared no expense on this ONE-OF-A-KIND Bus. This bus is concert and camp ready and cruises very nice. My friend tells me these Buses all have names and this one is "Jane" he was going to change it to "Sweet Jane" because her name is Jane; she is sweet even tempered and is a "Great Song". It still retains its ORIGINAL POP Top with a bed in it and the original canvas sides are all in good shape with a few small tears the bug screens on the sides have some holes but that's a pretty easy fix if you want to fix them. I have read that the "Riviera" is the most desirable in the Campmobile line and I can see why. This Campmobile was bought new in Alaska and came with the VW factory gas heater option and it works even the timer option. It made it's way to southern California and has spent its life Garaged there. It has all new Custom Wood cabinets with Surf and TIKI accents. What a value it is at the reserve price which is set very low! Take a look at the lines on this beauty what an amazing looking Bus. This BEAUTY is one nice driving rig and is sound and in AWESOME shape. I drove this Bus for about a week as my everyday driver to and from the office and running errands as needed and it ran and drove VERY WELL! I dove it in rush hour traffic and over 60 miles on the Freeway at 65 to 70 MPH with no problems and even up hills the 2.0 injected motor had no problems. If you can make it to Boise in the next ten days please come look at and drive this Beauty for yourself. You won't be disappointed!!

This Volkswagen Riviera Campmobile has the original 2.0 Liter type 4 air-cooled - four cylinder motor in it and it is running well! It has passed CA smog before it was brought to Idaho. The 1978 2.0L now featured hydraulic valve lifters eliminating the need to periodically adjust the valve clearances as on earlier models. The 1975 and later U.S. model years received Bosch L-Jetrinicelectronic fuel injection as standard equipment; 1978 was the first year for electronic ignition utilizing a hall effect sensor and digital controller eliminating maintenance-requiring contact-breaker points. As with all Transporter engines the focus in development was not on power but on low-end torque. The Type 4 engines were considered the most robust and durable of all the air-cooled engines. The engine is backed by a smooth four speed transmission / transaxle.

The BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM WOOD interior is NEW and in great condition including NICE ORIGINAL re-covered Light brown basket-weave bucket seats up front NICE ORIGINAL Black dash NICE ORIGINAL Black Carpet floor mat up front NICE ORIGINAL White headliner NICE ORIGINAL door panels with beautiful Kona Longboard Tap handle door pulls (original door pull come with it) NICE ORIGINAL gauge cluster (All working) NICE custom center padded console with inside storage a Rolling Rock cooler and wood cup holders front and back built in. NICE ORIGINAL steering wheel. The ORIGINAL rear / Camper part of the interior is also in GREAT condition including a rear 13" swivel monitor BEAUTFUL CUSTOM MADE table VERY NICE Original re-covered Light brown basket-weave rear seat / bed NICE ORIGINAL re-covered Light brown basket-weave upper bed in Pop-top lots of factory style storage areas sliding side windows with bug screens for ventilation NICE ORIGINAL Formica roof paneling and Good sliding cloth curtains throughout. Check out the Hardwood floor area shown in several pictures below TO COOL!! This Classic VW is nicely equipped including an awesome Power Acoustik Digital AM FM stereo radio / CD player / MP3 player input / USB / BLUETOOTH / DVD player with additional built-in rear 13" display with swivel base it has two speakers mounted in doors up front and two Tiki head speakers mounted in back and Sub Amp with 2 Pioneer 12' Sub Woofers mounted under rear bench and 2 6" X 9" 3-way Pioneer speakers in rear deck panel at back hatch and it sounds Amazing! Wit the New Dual Batteries you have plenty of play time. It has working turn signals so it is legal in all the states good heater and defroster two 110 volt household electrical plug ins Custom Beverage / Storage cabinet with AC outlet Lots of under seat storage and custom wine/beverage rack built into the rear seat back original day / night rear view mirror factory 3-point seat belts up front and factory dual chrome exterior mirrors. This VW Transporter is a great running and good looking Bus for sure. It drives smooth and straight and does not wonder. I took it out on the freeway several times and it also did very well at normal freeway speeds( 65-70 MPH ) WHAT A PLEASURE TO DRIVE! The owner just got back from a 1000 Mile trip to Henry's Lake and it ran great he has too many toys and wants a new so he has to sell one LUCKY for you!! Fly out see Idaho and drive it home. All of the light lenses and reflectors are still bright clear and in good condition even the factory rubber weather-stripping is still in good condition. These vehicles have an appreciative group of owners any of which would be pleased to own this one. The suspension and drive train seem to be in good working order as well as the electrical system.

This Classic Volkswagen Transporter Riviera Campmobile Bus is a great investment opportunity and it is priced right! It is in good condition from top to bottom and from front to back. It will not disappoint someone looking for a clean example of a sought after and hard to find VW collector Bus. If you have been looking but cannot find a sharp Classic VW Camper worthy of your hard earned money look NO further because this is the one! The Tan and White exterior finish on this Bus is BEAUTIFUL with really little to no wear showing and is still bright shiny and looks GREAT as you can clearly see in the picture above and THE 100 ADDITIONAL PICTURES BELOW!! WOW even the fiberglass top finish is shinny and the Tan and White exterior with the Tiki accent interior could it get any better !! Check out the ORIGINAL Chrome hubcaps with new radial tires boy does this combination look OUTSTANDING on this Bus and really retains that CLEAN ORIGINAL look! This vehicle is in nice mechanical condition and it runs and drives very well. It is solid with respect to the overall mechanical condition as well as the overall cosmetic impression. I looked underneath and also included photos below. Again this is a NICE - DRY – Garaged vehicle!

Please pay close attention to the picture above and THE 100 ADDITIONAL PICTURES BELOW and this description as they will answer most if not all of your questions. If you need to speak to me my name is Rob and my phone number is (208) 860-1711 or you can email if you prefer. As always I tried to get as thorough and in depth with the photographs as possible. This vehicle can be had for quite a bit less than what it is worth all for the need of a quick sale.

We prefer a bank to bank wire transfer of funds as payment for the Bus but we will also accept a bank cashier’s check (US only) or a third party check but we will validate the checks authenticity and the funds must clear our account before the vehicle or the title to the vehicle is released to the buyer or the buyer’s agent. We do not accept paypal. Be careful to not let it get away and please enjoy the auction!

This is one Nice 1978 VW Campmobile Bus which needs a new owner...is it YOU? Feel free to review our Ebay feedback and see all of our previously satisfied auto buyer responses. We have been selling Classic vehicles to buyers all over the world since 2003 12 years! Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious. CHECK OUT THE 100 ADDITIONAL PICTURES BELOW!