volkswagen Bus Camper 1978 Riviera pop top VW bus
Price: US $16,500.00 Item location: Irvine, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Bus/Vanagon
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 2,000
- VIN: 2282037845
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1978 Volkswagen Bus/VanagonFeel free to text or callformore pictures or details: 949-394-3211
Volkswagen Riviera Pop Top Bus, 1978Blue with White Trim
Air cooled 2.1 liter engine (biggest for these buses, I was told)
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WHAT YOU ARE GETTING:
You aregetting a relatively good shaped 1978 VW Bus with bay windows. The engine is new. Mechanically this bus is as good as they get. The inside is built out with a main storage compartment, second storage, a table, a stove (I have never tested it), a sink (i've never tested it), custom upholstery to match the blue and white exterior and a Riviera pop top with a custom (full size) mattress. The back seat folds down to create a space for sleeping. There is a 1" foam pad over the top of the engine compartment for comfort.
This bus is 99% rust free. There are spots on the drivers door and passenger door as well as spots around the front windshield that need to be addressed. I spoke to two restorers and the each quoted $2,000 - $2,500 for the repair of both doors and the windshield rust spots.
The dashboard is usable but needs to be replaced. The new dashboards run for $500 you can get a used one for $150.
Those are the two core issues that I'd consider doing. Other than that, the pictures tell a pretty good story of the overall condition of this 1978 VW bus.
We purchased this vehicle on eBay in 2014. I believe wepurchased it from a second owner. We picked-up the bus in Oregon and drove it down to California. Based on the records of the original build (see picture) this was converted in California and was originally aCalifornia vehicle before it moved up to Oregon and then for the last 4 years back down to California.
Promptly upon pulling into the drivewayafter our 5 day journey from Oregon the engine died. I had the vehicle towed to my fathers classic Porche mechanic, where over the next 30 - 45 days the german born mechanic completely rebuilt the engine with all new parts. $4,500 later the bus runs strong and has no problem passing smog etc. We've since put around 3000 miles on that new engine, so it still has more than 90% of it's useful life left.
This bus is the epitome of a cross country surf wagon. With a little TLC and personalization it would be the epic journey of the lifetime!
This vehicle was California smog checked in September, 2017.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ASK THEM BEFORE YOU BID. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO CANCEL BIDS AND EBAY CUSTOMER SERVICE IS NON-EXISTENT.
I HAVE THIS VEHICLE WITH A LOW RESERVE. IF WE SELL IT BEFORE THE LISTING ENDS, WE WILL CANCEL THE LISTING.