Sale Pending!  1966 21 Window Deluxe Sunroof Microbus, Original Paint, Cool Driver Bus!


1966 21 Window Deluxe, Original Titian Red and Beige Grey Paint, Cool Reliable Driver!

This 1966 21 Window Deluxe Sunroof Microbus is still displaying the vast majority of its original Titian Red and Beige Grey paint and has been thoroughly revived to make it a great Bus to drive and enjoy. 

Some of the many features include having original mesh platinum interior panels, all 3 generationally correct bench seats complete with kick panels, being a desirable factory 6 popout window model, having a restored and working Sapphire II radio, a optional Southwind gasoline heater system, an era appropriate and great running "H case" 1500 single port engine from another 1966 Deluxe Bus, and everything works including headlights, high beams, taillights, turn signals including self-cancelling, radio, dome lights, horn, wipers, gas gauge, reverse light, and even the Deluxe clock keeps accurate time!

The body is displaying the vast majority of the original paint and the nose was resprayed at one point after it was pushed in a bit and then worked back out.  Other than that, it's all original paint.  The Bus is generally very straight as you can see and has a very cool natural fade, too.  All of the doors, pointed end bumpers complete with correct pointed Deluxe trim, 14 inch Bus wheels with original Deluxe trim rings, and polished aluminum trim are correct as well.  The roof and original belly pans are well above average.   There is some rust around that you will clearly see in the huge album of pics at the link below.  The areas mostly include some spots on the rockers, the front floor, many in the cargo floor area, and some other spots in the door seal rubber channeling.  The Bus has been and can continue to be enjoyed as it is or with proper welding and paint blending, it could be an even better Bus.  The sunroof cover and skylight seals were recently replaced as well.

The interior includes a full set of correct Mesh Platinum panels in fair condition, all 3 era-appropriate bench seats complete with proper kick panels, jailbars, and the rear seat Deluxe luggage bar, too.  The front and rear seats were recently recovered with proper covers and fresh cotton padding and the middle seat is an original Salt and Pepper that could use recovering to match the others.  The dash is in nice shape with strong original Beige Grey paint and is complete with the previously mentioned working gas gauge, restored Sapphire II by Bendix radio and reconed speaker, and the working and accurate Deluxe clock.  The Bus has been lined with sound deadening behind the panels and is very quiet on the road.  It's actually so quiet that it's hard to hear the engine at idle.

Mechanically the Bus is fully turnkey, bone stock, and very reliable.  It has seen extensive revival work in the last few years.  The engine is a bone stock 1500 single port with many correct little details and it runs very well.  Some of the details include a NOS coil, NOS voltage regulator, remanufactured 1966 only generator, proper rebuilt carburetor, correct rebuilt fuel pump, and Rimco installed a brand new ring gear on the 200mm flywheel.  Additionally both the starter and Interstate battery are new.  The transaxle is stock, shifts nicely, doesn't growl nor jump out of gear.  The tires are radials with fair to good tread, the front wheel cylinders were just replaced, and all 4 Boge shocks are new, too.  The electrical system is also the stock 6 volts and as mentioned previously, everything works.

This Bus is ready for action and is a great one to relax and enjoy as it is or do some improvement work on to produce an even nicer survivor.  Thanks!

You can see the extensive album of pics at the following link...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/danieljmcnabb/sets/72157626647940885/show/

Sale Pending!

Please note that this Bus is located in Arlington, Virginia.

Please visit my website at www.holygrailgarage.com to see interesting Vintage VWs, Classic Cars, and Parts for sale.

Brendan Finn (858)366-2549
http://www.holygrailgarage.com
brendanfinn666@yahoo.com

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