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1960 dual treasure chest single cab light grey   Price: 12,000 obo
1960 L-345 light grey dual treasure chest single cab, parked in a barn since 1976 with 49k on the odometer rescued and mechanically restored.
this truck sat in a barn in Indiana for over 4o years, last registered in 1976 when it was driven in there. It was loaded with crap and was sunk into the ground.
After 3 days of rescue it was removed and over the past year has gone through a mechanical restoration. Original paint light grey dash is in nice shape as i have stripped some of the red paint with acetone and a rag and it comes right up. original floor mat in great shape

interior is all original, nice commercial steering wheel and horn button, radio block off plate, perfect seat back, seat bottom has been restitched but also original cover and cushion. original roof panels, and kick panels, and original door panel with pockets and church key. (door panels have been repainted as they were painted red at some point) original to the truck visor and acc switch for back up lights as well as period style pull button windshield washer system .

all original glass and window rubber , both windshields, rear glass , and all side glass.
original mirror arms.
all 4 original date stamped 15 inch rims are still 1/2 original paint. ( the halves that werent buried under the dirt, the other half is surface rust). replaced all broken hub cap clips with new, and now sport firestone bias ply tires almost new off another project.

all 4 original to the bus commercial hubcaps, with varying degrees of grey primer, red, and black paint

both original bumpers, including dealer installed side steps on the front bumper
the cab is in great shape, roof is solid , nose is straight, doors are straight, and cab smells like only an original vw bus can smell.

the rest of the bus, is rusted, and I mean rusted bad. look at the pics, its no prize metal wise, but you can drive it as is and ignore the rust, because that dash is sweet and who really cares.
the gates are straight but the bottoms are shot, they will fold down and maybe even back up, but not too many times as they may depart from the truck...

I have driven this bus both locally and on the freeway and it runs like atop, has that low mileage firmness and smell about it that you just cant recreate.

has had the following work done on it at my shop.

new motor, fully rebuilt single port motor 1600 with less than 100 miles on it.
polished crank, new bearings, main, rod, and cam,
new camshaft and lifters
new piston and cylinder set
rebuilt german single port heads with new valves etc
push rod tubes,
6 volt generator and regulator.

rebuilt small nut transaxle center section with low miles form another poject
all new reduction box bearings, (8) seals, gaskets etc.
4 og brake drums cut and all new varga master cylinder, and 6 wheel cylinders
new brake hoses
complete new brake hard line kit
4 new shocks
new clutch cable, new acc cable, new e brake cables

complete new wiring harness and all bulbs, new , headlights, tails, etc.,

this truck is rad, and runs great, and like I may have mentioned its is super rusty.
needs all lower metal, floors, rockers, jack points, outriggers, some chassis repair pieces, corners, you name it. torsion housing is solid as are frame horns, and most of cab. the rest is a mess.

can it be restored ? sure, but why bother, just drive it., it's a bus.

clean CA title in hand, registered non op in CA
12,000 obo, will consider vw trades ,offers, and all inquires, serious or otherwise.
thanks, Josh

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paypal preferred, buyer pays actual shipping or close estimate as determined before sale, or local pick up in san diego
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