Rare 1970 VW Transporter Dormobile Bus Camper Type 2 RV Volkswagen One Owner!

Price: - Item location: Kamas, Utah, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • SubModel: Transporter
  • Type: Van Camper
  • Trim: Dormobile
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 101,680
  • VIN: 2302116854
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1600 Dual Port
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Cassette Player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1970 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Dormobile

Here is our one owner 1970 VW Transporter Dormobile. This is about as rare as they get in the USA. My Father ordered and collected this at the factory in Germany in 1970. These are NOT Westfalia campers and are really not found in the USA. This van has been around the world with Army postings in Germany, Okinawa, Korea, and California. There are tons of stories and lots to talk about but here are the highlights:
Side raising Dormobile roof with 4 Glass moonroof windows and classic candy cane material.
New Engine with dual port upgrade for more power (only a few hundred break in miles)
European Mountain gearbox with shorter gears for climbing hills (factory ordered)
Camper module which is on wheels so it can be pulled out for more room (Dormobile)
Dual overhead bunks and full bed down below as well.
Bucket seat conversion in front
Arctic winter gas fired heater
California shaved nose conversion
3-point retractable seat belts
Rear right and left 'service' doors mod.
Tons of records since new and lots and lots of spares...
The bad:
My Father had a stroke and as such the VW has sat for 3 years in California. The engine runs fine as it is new, but the lack of use has gotten things out of sorts. She has a sticky throttle cable for one. It would not take much to get her on the road but she is not there right now. The last time she was in use, my Father said he thought the transmission was going to need freshening in the future (one gear was making some light whine). There is some rust where there was an antenna in the nose and some bubbling at the bottom of the windshield gasket. There is more in the rockers at the rear fenders. All of the rust on the outside is not through the metal save the old antenna hole. The paint job was not the best and you will want to re-spray it at some point. The bottom has some minor rust but it is not through body rot or anything like that. It will need a clean up and spray some undercoat on it. There is no rust in the floors anywhere. The wiring harness was modified to make the VW DOT legal and it has been a source of frustration in the past. We bought a new harness for it, and it just needs to be installed. In fact we have most of the restoration parts in boxes, what we dont have is time. My work is taking me away for a few months so I need to give up on some of my projects. I would love to keep her but I just cant do it all right now.
Ask any questions, the starting price is a bargain and more than fair for such a rare one owner VW Dormobile. We have more pics of the rust and such if desired.
This is a used van and as such there is no warranty. I have described the condition to the best of my ability but an inspection is recommended. If you have a specific question or desire a specific picture taken I will accommodateyour request as able. If you are not sure about something on the van ask before you bid, once you bid I will NOT remove your bid because you change your mind or desire more info. The time to ask questions and verify the condition is before you bid. There may be things hidden that I can not see or missed and that shall be assumed by the buyer. Once purchased this van is yours and you will not have the option to return it or for a refund so buyer beware. I will assist in transporting but will not be responsiblenor pay for any costs inuredin that process. If you are the winning bidder you MUST make a $1000.00USD PayPal payment within 48hrs of the close of auction and that payment is NON-REFUNDABLE! You will then have 7 days to pay the balance in full. The balance may be paid by PayPal (fees to be paid by the buyer), Bank transfer, Cash, or Cashiers Check with fund verification before vehicle release. You will have to sign a release of liability and a bill of sale.
>>>NO RESERVE!!<<<