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VW Volkswagen Riviera Pop-Top Camper Bus 1977 Pop-up ad layout What is this? | Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2181879
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pop up camper upper bed
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stained glass window, removable wood burning stove
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VW Volkswagen Riviera Pop-Top Camper Bus 1977   Price: 19000
Yellow with white trim 1977 camper bus, Riviera style. $19,000 OBO
Runs great. Pop-up works and is in great condition with original working hardware. There are some small rust spots on the body, but overall the body is in great shape. No major damage. Have been told the body and engine are original, except for one side panel which shows repair work when looked at closely and lighting is at correct angle. Removable wood burning stove. Have car cover for bus when storing and not driving. Mileage is 92,780.
The camper top pops up with screened in area for bunk style sleeping. Canvas and hardware are in excellent working condition. There are a few very small holes in the screening, but no rips or holes in the canvas. Storage and cupboards throughout interior. The shelf for the bed and hardware also in great shape. Second bed available when folding down back bench seat. Storage also under bench seat. Sleeps 4 adults (2 up top and 2 on the main level). The front passenger bucket seat slides in/out to face frontwards or backwards. Makes for nice seating area while camping.

In good mechanical working condition. Air cooled 2 liter VW engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Have been told by my mechanic it is the original engine, which has been taken regularly by me with my German mechanic for oil/filter changes, new hoses and regular maintenance since owning. Also under my ownership a new clutch, front shocks, ignition coil, points, alternator and voltage regulator have been replaced. Newer tires with front mounted spare. Not my main car, so is only used occasionally.
All gear shifting is smooth, except sometimes going into 3rd takes a softer touch with the clutch fully pressed. Reverse works perfectly.
You could drive off and go camping in it immediately.

Being sold AS-IS. Buyer required to verify mechanical information as I am not a mechanic and not claiming to be.

Registered in Colorado through June 2019, where I purchased 8 years ago while living in Durango, CO. Moved to California recently and brought the van with me, but returning to Colorado and have decided to sell rather than taking back with me. Original title and Colorado registration in hand.

History as I understand it: Originally from Alaska, purchased by guy who sold to me. He was 2nd owner according to him, which makes me the 3rd owner. He bought in Alaska from original owner then moved and drove down to Durango, CO, where he owned for 3+ years before selling to me. I still have original Alaska license plates. The previous owner is a renowned artist now living in Washington state. He added some unique touches including a functional wood-burning stove with venting, which is easily installed/removed, and an original stained glass window.

While Iíve owned, I have kept it in good working order and have camped all over the USA in it; including, Colorado, New Mexico, Washington, Idaho, Utah, California and more. She has treated me well. This is a hard decision to sell, but think the bus is ready for a new owner and new adventures.

Would love to see someone fully restore her to like new condition, which seems like it would be easier than some of the other old buses out there.

Please call 818-885-1706 for additional photos or information.
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