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Beautiful Deluxe Bus- price reduced   Price: $33,900 OBO
Hi- this is Mabel, she's an original german 1965 VW 13 window Deluxe Bus.






-ENJOY A NICE BUS NOW, avoid project buses that will cost you more $$$ and more of your time

Mabel left the Hannover Germany VW factory in October of 1964 and was shipped new to Riviera Motors in Portland Oregon. She then was given high quality undercoating, the undercoat combined with good care has helped Mabel escape the ravages of time much better than most buses. She has lived in Oregon her entire life and still is registered with her original blue Oregon license plates.

Mabel has her original seats and a complete interior (expept the rear hatch hinge covers). She still has her factory original floors in the cab and in the cargo area, and they're in good condition. No visible rust and very little evidence of past body repairs.

Almost 10 years ago Mabel found a caring owner who has driven her everywhere and kept her professionally maintained. In that period of time Mabel has received all mechanical updates and maintenance she needed. This bus is ready to drive anywhere and has been driven extensively on nice days for the last several years. All systems work on the bus, it is ready to go wherever you want to take her. This bus is ready for a cross country road trip. Mabel has just had a fresh tuneup and comes with a clean bill of health, everything works except for the clock. The bus is very complete and missing very little original equipment. I've noticed that the original wheel trim rings and the rear hatch hinge covers are missing. A high quality CD player sound system with amplifier and subwoofer is included as well. The bus has a 12v charging port for cell phones and GPS. She has safari windows, with some sealant installed on the inside of the window frames as an attempt to make them leak free. The safari windows open and close normally, but they do leak the normal safari window amount if driven in the rain or sprayed with a hose.

The engine is a 1600 Dual Port and it runs and drives well. The charging system has been upgraded to 12volt with an alternator for reliability. Tranmission is a Big Nut. Tires are in good shape and are correct load rated (not passenger car) tires so the bus handles with confidence in cross winds and at highway speeds. The bus also has all its body rubber seals, it drives without excessive wind noise or drama.

All seats are included, everything you see in the pics is included. Also included, a set of original rear bumper overriders. The aluminum sidestep is included and has been with the bus for decades (possibly since new).

Mabel has been repainted metallic blue and white, she receives compliments for the color choice on a daily basis. The paint is at least 10 years old (probably a little older) but still looks nice, its not a perfect paint job but it still shines nicely and looks good.

Beautiful Bus!

Please follow this link to Flickr to view over 100 pics. https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157697183788224
Full undercarrage photos will be posted very soon.

YouTube link to a walk around of the bus: https://youtu.be/mbaSKWjUe5w

Here’s another YouTube with a more thorough look at the engine and other areas that are common Bus problem areas: https://youtu.be/SWLHekJ68Go

I am happy to work with international buyers. The bus has a clean Oregon title.
Delivery to port in Portland, Oregon for no charge. Enclosed transport to Seattle, San Francisco or Long Beach is available for minimal charge after 6/8/2018.

For buyers wishing to see Mabel in person free pickup at Portland International airport is available.

Please feel free to email any questions or to arrange a telephone conversation.
Text or telephone 503.871.2299

This is very complete bus which has lived an easy life and is ready to be driven and enjoyed.

6/11 Update: The bus has receipts for a rebuilt freeway flyer transaxle with rebuilt reduction boxes.
6/11 Update: Before the current owner purchased the bus it was stored undriven in a heated garage for 10 years. Bus has been kept in a heated garage by current owner for 9 years. Paint job is believed to be from the late 1990's
6/21 update: price reduced from $37,900 to $33,900 OBO

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