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1/53 Barndoor 23-Window Deluxe   Price: 325k
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Up for sale is my 1/53 Barndoor 23-Window Deluxe. If you know what a Barndoor Deluxe is, then you’re probably familiar with this bus. It was previously owned by Mark Merz for 25-years. Under his ownership he had a multi-year preservation completed. Mark L. who is absolutely one of the best in the business, and he did an amazing job with the metal work, paint touch ups, interior, etc, etc. This bus comes with a complete preservation book that clearly documents the work that was performed by Mark L. roughly 12 years ago. The complete running gear was meticulously rebuilt by George at the Butcher Shop in So Cal. The motor is a correct January 1953 Bus 25-Hp, but it’s not the original. The transmission are believed to be original to the bus. This is a 100% authentic bus with ZERO re-pop or fake parts. All of the impossible to find parts and small details are there. From the correct glass, wiper arms, shift knob, hardware, etc……it’s all there. During my ownership I have done the following…installed a synchronized gearbox. The gearbox was sourced from Lind (Zvwbus) and actually came out of the 50’ Südfunk Bus. It is a 57’ center section with Barndoor axles and reduction boxes. I had the gearbox completely rebuilt here locally by Billy at Rusty Bottom Garage. The original full crashbox transmission is included in the sale (pictured). I also had the heat fixed as it was missing the corrugated metal tube and insulation wrap under the front seat area. Heat work well now! We also performed a tune up, carb rebuild, new battery, resealed both lever shocks, and addressed a few small maintenance items. I have since put roughly 300 miles on the bus, and it’s an absolute treat to drive. My only reason for selling is to fund a real estate project.

I would also potentially consider a trade + cash. Possible trades considered - Aircooled Porsches 356/912/911, split window buses, early split beetles, cabriolets, low light Ghia, etc. May consider other classic cars as partial trade as well. If you’re serious, call or e-mail.
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