CLASSIC - 1976 bus with country homes camper conversion, lots of new and extras
Price: - Item location: Emigrant Gap, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Bus/Vanagon
- Trim: Deluxe withcountry homes camper conversion
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 92,115
- VIN: See ad
- Engine size: 2L fuel injected, engine code GD
- Drive type: Rear
- Options: Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 Volkswagen Bus/VanagonThis is "george"...1976 vw bus -
M-plate decode -Type , od 221(8) microbus, seater, liding door right hand side, eft hand drive.Vin 2262016009Serial#016009Model year 1976Production date - friday August 22, 975Type 4 engine code GD, 970 cc, 0 bhp, uel injected4 speed manual transmissionColor code - L90D pastel white over L20A chrome yellowInterior - 77- canyon brown leatheretteDestination - Los Angeles, A, SACA compliant exhaust2.0 L engine 211-27412v 54 ah battery optionRear defogger optionRemovable passenger and driver seat headrest optionsHinged rear seat optionVent wing windows option
1976 vw bus transporter with Country Homes Conversion (serial# 068-75-0) by country homes in Oakland, A with CA compliance plate.Current mileage shows 97115 (assume 197115 on frame)
3 owner bus - first owners were a 75 year old couple with pick up destination in Los Angeles, A, wned 1976-1982.Second owner in Novato, A from 1982-2014. She purchased with 62804 miles.We purchased october 2014 with mileage 94xxx. Clean California Title. Currently registered in Nevada but retains CA title. Has all CA smog equipment intact from when it passed in 2014 smog.
Includes folder of receipts from previous owner dating back to early-80's. Highlights include:-new hankook RA-08 x 4 tires at 93,938- dual batteries with charging system 1989- new brakes, ines, ylinders, alipers with disc brake front March, 014- new vanagon front seats, tripped, lasted and coated, e-upholstered 2014- new retractable seat belts -2014- new fuel pump -2014- new vacuum and fuel hoses -2014- new starter cable and grounds -2014-new headlight bulbs -2014- new catalytic converter 10/2014
- engine rebuild by Tillman German Car Specialists at 43606 (assume143606)- trans replaced by same shop above at 10500 (assume 110500)- installed sunroof. No leaks noted, ood rubber seals.
Upon taking possession we used for some short trips and have done the following - evident with receipts and/or visual inspection:- re-timed and valves adjusted to within factory specs- oil change with new filter (have extra gasket set for oil strainer for future)- added fog lights- front tire cover- top mounted bamboo 1/4 rack- installed heavy duty sway bar in front.- replaced steering stabilizer and all 4 shocks. Inspected and tightened, ubed, epair as needed front end and steering components.- replaced and adjusted transmission shifting bushing- ordered and will include extra clutch cable- removed interior sink, tove (not working) and added storage and countertop, onfirmed working fridge. (Has external power port). Will also include the above and the side step and external propane tank original to set up (is likely out of spec).- removed rear seat and seat belts (will include in sale) and replaced with rear full sized mattress with memory foam overlay.- replaced rear axles, v's and boots. Also includes original, ebuildable axles and CV's (boots are torn, therwise very functional)- installed new head studs and gaskets on leak in #3 cylinder due to sheared head stud bolt from broken hanger. Exhaust reinforced with welded hanger, nspected and no noted leaks.- awning re-attached- lubed all doors and installed new seals at passenger and driver doors.- replaced starter with new unit and installed hot start relay- new main battery, ux battery tested good. On battery tender while not in operation.- replaced alternator belt- new coil and points/condenser replaced with Pertronix electronic ignition (sale includes new sets of points and condenser)- engine seal replaced, ll tins intact (noted previous owner disconnected thermostat and left flaps open in default position for maximum cooling)- replaced all fuel lines from tank to engine, ew filter installed.- replaced faulty cold start valve- replaced cap and rotor, ir filter- added oil dipstick temp warning- old carpeted main floor replaced (no rust spots under carpet, amper conversion holes sealed) with rubber mat sub-floor and oak composite laminate flooring.- hand made swivel tray table to sliding door area.- added locking center console (former u.s. Army ammo canister) and dash hula girl, rmed with m-16 for "security" ;)- added shelving and storage drawers, ersonalized for space utilization.- front carpet replaced- added front under-dash tray and 12v outlet with battery voltmeter- installed dash mount vdo tachometer- installed stereo with aux i-pod outlet and new door speakers- ash tray mounted cup holder
Sale also includes as listed above and the following - brand new set of AMC heads and studs for whenever the next rebuild is due ($1k our cost), riginal folding rear seat, elts, nd all mounting hardware. Original german CV joints (need new boots) and axles. Original side step for sliding door, nder mounted propane tank, ropane wall heater, - water tank and pump still in bus), ssorted filters and spark plugs, oints and condensers, oil, alve cover gaskets, lectric windshield washer tank for conversion from current/stock air pressure tank (hose has leak at steering wheel joiner), xtra fuel lines and clamps (german), ear seat and belts, anels included - folding, akes into bed. Top bed has all panels to be included.
- rust wise - the floors, oglegs, ack points, heel wells and undercarriage all look good. Noted rust under windshield (sealed), attery trays rusted through (supported at present in temporary fashion with plywood in tray.) wing window behind drivers seat also with temp. sealed window frame rust at bottom of tray. Various body panels with light, uperficial rust spots only, utters have superficial rust color only, o rust through. Under the gas cap area has an area where the paint has been worn away to bare metal but no rust, lear coated bare metal. Also passengers side had an old area of presumed body trim strip which came off with the previous owner - paint is rubbed down but no rust.
-body with dents and scratches in minimal spots.
-includes tent which attaches to awning and encloses in front of sliding door.-headliners intact without rips.- snow chains included from previous owner. Just kampers thermal Front window privacy cover included, s are all the other curtains.- includes john Muir book and Bentley manual. Also many of the original documents and owners manual.
Ready to drive and enjoy, ust took a spin today after a bunch of fixes. repairs and minor fixes as you go, ike all these old vehicles. Most of the little stuff has been remedied. The bus is not restored so i am not going to expect a fully restored price. However, t is in good shape, ot a project (it was for me...) and not a giveaway. Have a video of it running if you would like to hear it.
(- running list of to do includes: re-wire aux. 12v outlet in cabinet., few of the zippers in the pop-up need attention. Fuel vent elbows behind rear tail lights and filler hose replaced some time - both functional at present, ome smell at fill ups noted. The o-rings on the rocker tubes could be replaced as minor seepage noted intermittently.)
- would like to recover some of the $14k that has been shelled out of our pocket over the last year for this bus and its fixes. Priorities change, o george finds another home. Fun ride. Bus is Currently up near truckee, A - zip code 95715Email for questions and other pics.Will assist with shipping as needed.