1970 VW Westfalia Camper Montana Red Very Original One Owner 1973-2017
Price: - Item location: Houston, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Bus/Vanagon
- SubModel: Camper
- Type: Van Camper
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 99,999
- VIN: 2302020837
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 1600
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Brown
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Volkswagen Bus/VanagonI am selling a 1970 Montana Red VW Westfalia Camper. I bought this great Bus in April from a person who found it in Houston and bought it from the owner who had it since 1973. The Bus was last registered in Texas in 1994. The long-time owner was in the military and took exceptional care of this camper, and it really shows. When I was cleaning it, I did not find a single insect or mouse dropping in this Bus. There has been some body work done, but she still drives straight and true. I have been working on the Bus since April to get it to a condition where I feel comfortable finding her a new home. She still needs some odds and ends, most importantly the pop-top canvas needs replaced and she needs new tires, but I have sorted out quite a bit of the mechanical systems. She comes with the original Alaska title from 1973 as well as the Texas registration slips and a Texas application for title transfer. Everything has been signed over properly by the previous owner. Original M-Code plate, paint sticker, Volkswagen-Werk plate, and all VIN numbers match. She runs and drives great!!
Engine:1600cc single portRebuilt in 1990's, AS41 case, single port headsPreviously had a filter and external cooler system, I converted back to original VW doghouse cooler and fan shroudRebuilt carburetorReplaced fuel pump and pushrodNew pointsNew spark plugsRebuilt Bosch 38amp alternator (correct for Bus)Correct Bus heater boxes (cables and cable boots still present and hooked up)Thunderbird single quiet-pack exhaust systemNew metal fuel lineNew Continental braided fuel lineStock air cleaner assembly
Transmission:Rebuilt in 1990'sAll new shift rod bushings (Wolfsburg West)Cleaned and painted (grey) rear shift rodNew shift rod tube boots (Wolfsburg West)New nosecone boot (Wolfsburg West)New shift coupler (Wolfsburg West)CV axles in good shape and look to have been replacedGreased shifter cupClutch cable and bowden tube in good shapeDrained and filled gear oil
Fuel System:Cleaned gas tankNew hose from filler to tankNew vent line rubber hosesNew tank screen (the nice metal kind)New tank outletNew fuel sender (gas gauge works)New fuel filter over transmission and Continental braided fuel lineOriginal VW gas cap
Rear Brakes:New Varga brand wheel cylindersCleaned brake assembliesRear hub bearings have been replaced previouslyBled and adjusted brakes
Front Brakes:Replaced passenger side drum with good used OE VW (old drum had a spun outer bearing race)Repacked and adjusted passenger's side wheel bearingsAdjusted driver's side wheel bearingsBled and adjusted brakes
Electrical:Replaced crumbling 1970 fusebox with 1971 fuse box (won't crumble)Installed 1971 style relaysRadio works but only two speakers make soundReplaced turn signal switch with good used OE VWReplaced driver side front turn signal bulb holderNewer batteryCleaned starter connectionsNon-OE backup light fuse holder, and back-up lights aren't working but are connectedHorn not workingNew windshield wiper bladesEverything else works as it should
Suspension:Steering box and rubber coupler look to have been replacedRear end has the typical Baywindow squat, recommend replacement torsion bushings
Body:Front end has had damage and was repairedBoth rear corners had damage and were repairedBattery tray is very very solid, original hold downRockers are very solidMinor rust in front floorVery solid behind front wheelsVery solid in front of rear wheelsSome minor rust on the rear parcel shelf from a bad rear window sealRecommend replacing window seals all aroundHas been repainted at some point, but she shines really wellNo front or rear emblemsHas a special piece of diamond plate welded underneath the passenger front floor, previous owner had something mounted thereBelly pans are solidOriginal heater tube and wrapAlmost perfect undercarriageLittle bit of rust on bottom of passenger front doorAll doors open and close smoothlySlider door works 100% perfectHas typical rust on the bottom of windshield sillI put on some good used hubcaps, as she came with noneReplaced accelerator pedal linkage rod and rubber bootSecured one loose luggage rack cross barI fixed one of the pop-top hingesHas some rust on nose lower corners (see pic)Pop-top tent needs replaced, but it is original
Interior:All seats have beenrecovered in brown basketweaveIncludes little stool also in brown basketweaveI replaced the front headliner panel, one side panel, and the rear headliner panelI replaced the board that covers the passenger side rear windowBottom of closet has some water damage but is still very useableCloset door mirror is missingHomemade curtains from previous ownerZ-Bed and front seats have seat beltsHas front floor rubber mat and walk-through area rubber matIcebox in good useable shape including the drain tubeWater tank is crackedMissing icebox vent pipeOriginal cutting board table in good shapeOriginal spice rack and side table in good shapeHas spare tire hold down (hard to find)Includes mosquito screen and child's cotUpper bunk cot has no rips at all and opens easily (looks to have never been used)Replaced handle on icebox cubby with a black one from a later Westfalia (hardly noticeable)I had to do some fixing up to the driver's door panel as it had some water damageReplaced driver's door release with OE VW used one, as the one on it was brokenHas brown carpet glued over original Westfalia grey flooringReplaced front kick panels with some wood ones I hadBoth jalousie window knobs are broken (very common)Jalousie window mosquito screens are still present, and both windows open and close
Included with sale:Child's cotWestfalia stoolMosquito screenOriginal owner's manualSpare tire jack and lug-nut toolsMisc. spare camper partsTire chains
I am sure there are some things I am forgetting about this awesome camper, but that is everything that I can remember right now. This is a no bullsh*t, clean, and supremely original Westfalia. I am a lifetime VW enthusiast. I used to have a full time VW service and restoration shop in Colorado, but now I buy them one at a time and fix them up with a certain allowance of time and money, and then sell them. I have spent many, many hours and a lot of money, blood, sweat, and tears working on this beautiful Bus. I am hoping to find her a new loving home where she will be enjoyed for years to come. I am extremely detail oriented and have tried to represent this vehicle as honest as possible. However, I can not offer any type of warranty. I can offer guidance and knowledge so that you can keep this Bus alive forever! My life goal is to make sure that old VW's will live on for another 75 years!! This is a fantastic and very original Westfalia camper, sure to put a smile on your face. You will be thanking me later when you are camping at the beach with 3 loose hippie chicks!!!
Because of the work already done, and the work needed still, I believe I have priced this gorgeous pop-top around market value. I will certainly help in any way that I can with transport arrangements. If you are serious about this camper, I suggest using the Buy-It-Now option to secure the deal. Vehicle is located at my workshop in Cypress, Texas which is a suburb of Houston, Texas. I can send more pictures via e-mail to any serious buyers. I can be contacted directly by telephone at 713-791-8371. I will try to respond as quickly as possible to all messages. I hope you are having a great summer 2017!
Please, only bid if you are serious about owning this great vintage automobile! Goodluck!