1978 VW Camper Bus Riviera

Price: US $14,500.00 Item location: Sultan, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • SubModel: Type 2 Bus, Riviera model
  • Type: Van Camper
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 14,000
  • VIN: 2382018529
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 2.0L
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1978 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon

This is a very nice Type 2 bus with partial restoration, mainly lacking carpet in front and new underfloor and carpet in rear. Needs new visor assemblies or new clips. Upholstery recovered and in excellent shape. Some other odds and ends, but all minor. Mechanically is where this bus is really exceptional. I got it with the intention of completing the restoration, but plans change. However, the bus was taken to Peace Vans in Seattle, WA and they were given the green light to fix every mechanical issue they could uncover on the bus. Steering, transmission linkage, heat exchanger, new exhaust manifold, new engine shroud, new exhaust, and reworking the fuel lines. New wiper motor installed. All this and more were done and the bus runs and idles as well as any stock '78 out there. Odometer says 14,000 miles, but I am certain that is not accurate, or it has turned over. Still, the bus is tight and strong. No sign of rust except for light spotting on the chrome bumpers. Bus lived in AZ before this and the frame and body are exceptional. I am losing money selling this bus but it should go to someone who will drive it regularly and enjoy it. All the expensive parts of the restoration are done and the details left will be left to the new owners so they can fit the bus out exactly as they want it. I will accept cashier's check. If you want to use PayPal you must pick up the fees. Transportation is the responsibility of the buyer. Continental US sales only.