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For the VW Bus Fans
« on: September 28, 2021, 02:59:34 PM »


And it sold a few minutes ago for $175K

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-volkswagen-bus-13/
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2021, 03:07:23 PM »
Boy, I'd be fine showing up at a rally in that! :grin:

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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2021, 03:41:20 PM »
what ?? wait....  your avatar says Zoom Zoom... wrong ride for that !!
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2021, 04:08:56 PM »
what ?? wait....  your avatar says Zoom Zoom... wrong ride for that !!

2000cc motor so it should be fairly zoomy.
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2021, 04:08:56 PM »

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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2021, 04:29:28 PM »
Boy, I'd be fine showing up at a rally in that! :grin:

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The just had the 30th Annual VW Buss Rally in Jerome, AZ last weekend!!  It was so crowded up at the Ghost King Mine, that they turned us around due to lack of parking! 

Two buddies of mine on motorcycles rolled through a stop sign on the corner, right by the legendary Spirit Room in Jerome and got a hefty $210 fine....EACH!!







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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2021, 10:20:37 PM »
I'd be happy to trade my convertible bug for that. :thumb:
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2021, 11:32:00 PM »
I used to drive by a very poor example of that model bus in the WNC mountains.  No windows, drivetrain, suspension, every piece of the body was dented or rusty.  It had a sign on it that stated "NOT FOR SALE."

It was there for several years, but sometime last year it disappeared.

I guess someone made the owner "an offer he couldn't refuse."   :grin:
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2021, 06:43:04 AM »
I had a '68 microbus during my college years at UNH. Had to keep an ice scraper on the dash as a "defroster"!
Lot's of good memories in that old girl...
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2021, 10:44:43 AM »
Here are some serious Type 2 fans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_aoJDpkjmM
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2021, 02:20:16 PM »
Here are some serious Type 2 fans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_aoJDpkjmM

I've seen that one and the other one he filmed with the helicopter.  There is another video of one being pulled out of some dense forest in Europe with a helicopter, and if my memory is correct they had to chop down tree's growing in the bus and around the bus so the helicopter could pull it out without engaging all of the trees.
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2021, 04:20:59 PM »
I had a 72 VW window van way back. It was cool but no way do I ever want another one. The only thing I got out of it was all I ever owned since then was window vans. As for the video,way cool. In the end maybe the easiest way of getting it out. Towing could of been a cluster F. That is something they will remember till there last day here.

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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2021, 04:45:05 PM »
My hippy wife grew up with a bay camper that her parent had.  They went everywhere in it.  then she lived in the tent from it for four years in the TN mountains... She had only moved into a real building (directly above the nature center where Roy the 42 lb snapping turtle lived...) a few wks before we met.   After we got here to SC, we bought a decent 71 Westfalia to restore & use plus 3-4 parts campers to accrue all the missing bits.  they're like giant EZ-Bake oven on wheels.     

It needed more rust repair than I really wanted to do and she would rather camp in a separate tent/camper, so it went away and was replaced with our 1967 Cox Commander.  Buyer was pretty stoked to get a 100% complete unrestored camper.   I just sold the last few bits from that adventure a few weeks ago.







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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2021, 06:49:56 PM »
Want a split-window VW Bus but can't afford the asking price? Buy Brazilian! My friend Robb bought an immaculate '69 Brazilian-built 15-window for $30k and it was identical in most every respect to a '67 German-built Bus in every respect. Not too hard to find, here's one importer. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2463223
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2021, 09:24:38 AM »
Want a split-window VW Bus but can't afford the asking price? Buy Brazilian! My friend Robb bought an immaculate '69 Brazilian-built 15-window for $30k and it was identical in most every respect to a '67 German-built Bus in every respect. Not too hard to find, here's one importer. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2463223

Did his come with the typical porn star/barcalounger interior which is typical of these Brazilian restorations? How was the paint job?
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2021, 10:04:47 AM »
Did his come with the typical porn star/barcalounger interior which is typical of these Brazilian restorations? How was the paint job?

No, restored to completely as-built spec. Paint job was factory quality.
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2021, 11:23:12 AM »
No, restored to completely as-built spec. Paint job was factory quality.

Good to know. Lot of money to send out in hope that it looks as good as the photo's.
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2021, 01:41:31 PM »
Hey JJ....regarding."Two buddies of mine on motorcycles rolled through a stop sign on the corner, right by the legendary Spirit Room in Jerome and got a hefty $210 fine....EACH!!"
The local cops must have been pissed, that so many "Hippies" in their hippie vans had rolled in and taken over their  sweet little town! :copcar: :copcar:  :wink:
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Re: For the VW Bus Fans
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2021, 01:54:46 PM »
Want a split-window VW Bus but can't afford the asking price? Buy Brazilian! My friend Robb bought an immaculate '69 Brazilian-built 15-window for $30k and it was identical in most every respect to a '67 German-built Bus in every respect. Not too hard to find, here's one importer. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2463223

Anyone remember the VW engined Amazonas motorcycle that was built in Brazil? I saw an article in a bike mag about it. After playing with the stock version, they stuck a hotrod dune buggy motor in it. Yeehaa!
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2021, 04:13:54 PM »
Good to know. Lot of money to send out in hope that it looks as good as the photo's.

Just to clarify, Robb bought his from a private seller, not from "Busses & Bugs". I think it was advertised on Hemmings.
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