California Original, 1978 VW (Type 2) Hippie Bus-Transporter, 100% Rust Free
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Bus/Vanagon
- SubModel: California Hippie Bus
- Type: Van Camper
- Trim: California Original, Type 2, 100% Rust Free
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 139,537
- Color: Red/White
- Engine size: 1600
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1978 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon California Original, Type 2, 100% Rust Free
This is a special 1978 (type 2) Volkswagen Bus with 138,537 original miles. It is a 100% rust free California bus since new. The engine starts right up and runs extremely well. There are no leaks, smoke or any unusual noises. The entire drive-train is solid and tight. The clutch is perfect and it shifts perfectly through all the gears. The brakes, steering and suspensionare all in A+ condition. The bus is a lot of fun to drive and always receives compliments. This lovely hippie bus has been very well maintained with thousands of dollars worth of receipts and recent repair work completed only performed by seasoned VW mechanic shops. It has an excellent ownership history and long term care. This bus has been featured in Playboy (copy and paste link for the Playboy video shoot), TV commercials and engagement shoots.
-Always passes a strict California emissions test/smog check
- Most recently a tune up on July 3, 2017. (Valves adjusted, Oil Change and new filter, Brakes adjusted, Points replaced, Oil Gaskets replaced)
- Regular check in visits with Bela of Bela's Foreign in Burbank, Ca.- New tires (July 2017)
- New clutch cable (3/17)
- New starter (1/17)
- Resurfaced rear brake drums (9/16)
- New front bearings. New front pads. New seals. New spark plugs. New speedometer cable. (8/16)
- New dual batteries & relay (12/15)
- New alternator (11/15)
- New rear wheel cylinders. Relined rear brakes. (10/15)
- New brake master cylinder (5/15)
- New valves (14 hours labor). New piston rings. New oil cooler. Reconditioned cylinder heads. (10/14)
Cosmetically the bus looks amazing! The paint has a lustrous shine with minimal chips, dings (most noticeable aboveengine lid), chips, etc. There are no major dents and the overall appearance is outstanding!
The vintage roof rack has just the right amount of patina and adds a tremendous amount of character...The body,chassis and floors are completely untouched and 100% rust free.
In the past few years the bus has undergone a cosmetic refreshing, and listed below are most of the parts that were replaced
-New window/door rubber weather-stripping for entire vehicle
-New side marker lenses and backing plates all around
-All new fixed-window seals
-New rear "Volkswagen" script
-New front "VW" center piece
-New headlight rings
-New turn lights
-Vintage period correct fog lights (very cool)
and many more refurbished or new parts..........
The interior also had some nicely done upgrades. The owner added some newer Vanagon jump seats which now allows the bus to accommodate7 passengers. The more modern backseat is also a nice upgrade and much more comfortable and user friendly than the original. It all folds down easily with a nice rear pad for a convenient rest area, only the original Westy's from this era have this feature.
-New re-cushioned and reupholstered front seats. (10/16)
-New door panels
-New black front kick-panels.
-Cool wood surf headliner.
-Newer carpets in great condition - have been covered by protective plastic
-Original swivel table hardware
-All side/rear custom curtains are in place and in very good condition
-Rear surf screen curtain (vintage & mint)
-Front valet privacy curtain
-Blue and yellow California license plates
- Viper alarm system
- Tinted windows
- Locking gas cap
- Upgraded (tastefully installed) Kenwood am/fm/cd/mp3 player
- Newer 6 1/2 scosche speakers and (1) pair 6x9 scosche speakers
Included with the vehicle:
- (1) Spare tire.
- (1) Tire jack.
- (1) Original vintage rear door sun shade.
- (1) spare oil filter
If you are looking for a superbrunning, handsome VW Bus with some nice modern upgrades while retaining the original integrityof the motor vehicle than don't miss out on this clean, rust free California example. The new owner will be pleased with the overall condition.
This vehicle is also available for sale locally and is subject to removal from the auction at anytime should
it be sold. If you have any questions call Evan at 310-594-4224 or email. Shipping can be arranged worldwide. Thanks for looking!