1957 panel. Orig paint with logos. 1679cc. Price: $30000
57 Dove Blue panel. In original paint/first coat.
Some of you know this bus, some of you dont.
You can search my screen name and see all of its history and pics.
I put it back on the road in 2008 after picking it up from james, of clown bus fame. lind found it in 06.
It has a lot of history and a lot of cool stuff that goes with it. Hence the price.
I never planned to sell this bus, but life loves to send you down unplanned paths.
The pics i am posting are of it currently, some you will see on samba were when it was buffed and waxed. The paint is solid and shines up beautifully. It currently needs re waxed as it has sat outside due to unfortunate life circumstances.
Today i washed it and took some pics of it wet so you can see the condition of all the panels and how it looks when shined up.
orig paint mostly all there. few spots worn through for the patina folk.
Left rear corner down low was replaced by ronnie at bustorations, as a lady creased that corner below the tray at BBB in the parking lot, some of you were there for this event.
All original doors and hatch and decklid.
The apron was roached and i put an Autokraft UK one on there, ronnie painted it to match when he did the corner.(insurance)
Front seat is an orig flatback thats been reupholstered by an enthusiastic guy, who put WAY too much padding.
Orig waffle front mat, not repop.
Windshields have been replaced, rest of glass is original.
Has an original partition, not a repop.
front beam is numbers match orig to the bus.
trans is also orig to the bus. Split case.
Brakes were all gone through with NOS and new parts in 08.
Gabe redid all the locks and 1 key locks the entire bus.
Orig (cracked) K3235 tail lights.
Orig fuel tank, has been restored and lined with POR 15 kit.
3 psi carter elec fuel pump
Clutch cable is new, hook is new.
throttle cable new.
new speedo cable
All original wiring harness, not chewed or burned up.
only items currently not working are wipers and turn signals.
front bumper in place, no rear bumper with the bus.
Has all 5 crowsfoot wheels with it. 4 on it now, spare included.
Old NOS hubcaps from koch, from years ago.
Wheels have all NOS hubcap clips, the big ones.
I also have the original speedometer thats been restored by
orange empire speedometer. Never been installed.
Overall its one of the dryest most solid buses ive owned and ive had nearly 30 buses. None of the seams are swollen, roof connecting point is solid all the way around.
It does need the cargo floor and rockers replaced as the old owner used it to transport his greyhound racing dogs to alaska and back. The dogs of course peed now and again and that affected the cargo floor along the edges.
Front floor also should be done. Typical rusty areas here and there but very light compared to most. Vegas is very dry.
Any questions or pics or vid needed ill be happy to provide info. This isnt a hidden items bus, its an untouched survivor with a few upgrades.
I also have a tunnel trans to go in it and lollipop mount kit.
Engine is a mostly Berg 1679cc. (100 hp)
Anyone who knows the old mightymouse drag car, this is the engine from it. My old car.
I refreshed it and calmed it down for driver use in a bus.
Gene Berg AS21 case STD/STD
Berg hardware/head studs
Berg 88mm thick walls.
Berg 26mm pump
Berg full flow relief cover
Berg straight cut gears
Berg POTL rockers and swivel feet
Berg chromo pushrods
DPR CW 69 mm crank 8 dowel.
CB chromo gland nut.
36mm dellortos on dellorto manifolds, (port matched)
with cb linkage and air filter kit.
Mofoco 042 heads 42x37.5
Engle 100 cam
CB light lifters.
Vw late shroud W heat.
All VW tin.
95 amp alternator
009 w pertronix ignitor.
CB wide glide sump.
96 plate mesa oil cooler and fan.
VW heater boxes flanged to bugpack single QP exh.
Wideband Air fuel gauge.
Again this bus runs and drives right now. I do not own a trailer and if you know me I drive my vws to and from events. I specialize in building rock solid driver VWs and have for 29 years. This isnt some half assed pile like so many out there. You could hop in and drive it anywhere in the USA right now if you wanted to.