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1971 VW camper conversion custom   Price: 15,500
only 69,000 original miles!

1971 camper conversion custom built by professional in 1980 then taken on 17000 MI road trip from Oregon across the United States and back and then from Oregon to Alaska and back and then parked for 37 years!

For thirty years since I was a kid I've been eyeballing this Volkswagen and looking at it and talking to the owner who would never let it go, finally in his late 70s he approached me and sold me the bus last year.

He put me in touch with the original Builder who is still alive who lives in my state. I was able to locate him and talk to him and he made a trip to my house to see the bus, in his dismay it looked exactly like it was last time he saw it in the early 80s and he was astounded. he didn't even know it still existed, he has pictures of it on his wall and is a conversation topic amongst his friends and family.

it was then he told me about after the build taking him and his wife from Oregon across country and visited many states, most of the stickers from the states have deteriorated and are gone but some are still on the back

After sitting in one place under a carport for so long all the brakes, hardlines, soft lines Tires and wheel bearings were all replaced by me.

Has wide wheels and tires on rear 60 series brand new tires front and back

The engine is a 1835 with external cooler and electric fan

The interior is very clean hardly used there are no leaks of any kind and has been kept dry the entire time.

the frame has been widened two feet and lengthened two feet. has a queen size bed in the back with sink water storage and electric pump which I have not used the electric water pump yet. Propane stove and frigerator presumably still work and look like they are in perfect condition has an outdated propane tank outside the bus on the back cage that I have removed for now but is included

Also mounted above bed is a 38 in Smart TV which is a recent addition I added last year.

Bus is titled and registered to me.

This is a Artesian built one-of-a-kind piece of American folk art. this thing gets so much attention everywhere it goes it is clearly awesome.

There is absolutely no rust on this bus!

Since back on the road I have driven it to work a few times and taking it camping one time and although it runs fine and seems to have plenty of power for an 1835. the only issue is it has developed a pop out in 4th gear you can hold it into 4th gear successfully however the transmission will need fixed to enjoy the drivability. previous owner says it never did that before he parked it and is still wondering why letting it sit for so long would affect the 4th gear, possibly a linkage issue but I can't figure it out. I would like to upgrade the transmission to a 5 or 6 rib and slap a 2 L engine in if I don't sell it. this is what will happen once I Source the parts.

I have decided to post this bus for sale and will assist with any overseas Buyers.

*Selling to buy a new truck


Will hold with deposit

PayPal is accepted cash in person is accepted and bank transfer is also accepted.

Located in Oregon

Call or text me 541-530-9034

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