Very Original 1971 VW Riviera Camper Bus

Price: - Item location: Medford, Oregon, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • SubModel: Riviera Camper
  • Trim: Camper
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 66,188
  • VIN: 2312231183
  • Color: Red
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: CD Player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Camper

Very clean and original 1971 Riviera Camper Bus with The Penthouse. All original camping equipment is present and in good condition Even the original curtains are there and in very good condition. The bus has had one long time owner, Mark Larsen, a local longtime Portland Oregon artist, who used the bus as a artist studio on wheels. The bus was a present from his wife and was built to order from Riviera Motors.
Because this is such a original complete bus, I wanted to do a preservation rather than a full restoration.
The interior of the bus was completely gutted, then everything was cleaned, repaired or replaced. This includes New door cards, New seat covers and new carpeting in the back.
Mechanically, same thing. Everything has been inspected,cleane, rebuilt or replaced. The engine is a 1600 dual port that has had a recent complete tune up, service and valve adjustment. Generator brushes also recently replaced.
The front beam has been gone through including all new ball joints, new drag link, new tie rod and steering damper. All the shocks were also replaced with KYB gas adjust shocks.
The exterior of the bus was coated with many, many, many coats of brown primer. All of that paint was removed to once again show the beautiful Chianti red paint. We also replaced several of the seals including the seal for the pop-top and the luggage rack. Also replaced are the back hatch and engine compartment seals.
Everything works on this bus: All exterior,interior and all interior camping lights, Rear window defroster, wipers even the engine compartment courtesy light works.
This bus is in daily driver condition and needs nothing but a new owner. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need additional photos ( Photos were taken as the work was completed and the bus progressed ) Michael
Buyer is responsible for pick up and delivery of the bus. I will help however I can from my end.
Non-refundable deposit required within 48hrs of close of auction.
Thank you