The baby we offer here is a pretty solid bus that has the massive large and rather rare metal sliding roof. It’s like the Samba deluxe model from the seventies.
The body of this cutie is solid for sure, even the battery tray is still the original. The rear corner on the right side has some rust because of a bad repaired collision, and the total car has maybe a couple of more places where the dent repair could have been better, but we’re very very happy with the general shape of body and bus.
This baby has also the more hard to find 8 seater configuration, two rows of three in the rear and that cool walk through option in the front.
The big extra for this bus is off course the massive giant steel sliding roof. Rather a rare, desirable and expensive option back in the day. Fully operation as well! Let your passengers enjoy the sun while you’re driving.
Being a late model US import it comes with a 2.0litre fuel injection engine coupled on the optional automatic transmission this baby has the best mechanical configuration Volkswagen ever build for an aircooled bus. A 2.0litre engine coupled on an automatic transmission is really a dream to drive….
But the engine simply ran out of steam. Low compression on 2 cylinders means the engine needs an overhaul and as for every bus we import from the US all mechanics needs a big tune up.
We offer the bus rather “as is” or for an extra we can deliver “turnkey” ready to Rock and Roll. Please contact us and let’s talk, we can bring your bay window dream into reality!