SOLD!  1967 European Standard Sunroof Microbus with Slider Door!


1967 European Standard Sunroof Microbus with Sliding Door!

Are you after a cool early Bus that is out of the ordinary?  This absolutely legitimate 1967 European Standard Sunroof Microbus with Sliding Cargo Door is most definitely a rare one that will stand out in any crowd.  No hacks on this one, it's the real deal genuine article.  Over the years this Bus has been in the stables of some of the biggest and most highly regarded Bus collectors in California.
Some of its many features include the factory sunroof, factory sliding cargo door option, being a genuine European specification Bus with blade bumpers, split bucket taillights with original amber and red lenses, factory locking steering column/fahrt start ignition system, and a kilometer speedometer.  It is also a desirable factory 6 popout window Bus, has had a set of safari windows added, and also features a properly lowered suspension, fresh 1600 dual port with dual carbs, built transaxle, Porsche alloys, Old Speed front disc brake conversion, factory 12 volt electrics, all 3 rows of seats, and much more!
The body is in good shape and is currently wearing a older one time repaint over the original Sea Blue and Cumulus White paint.  There is a little rust around including some small sections of the rain gutters and a little on the lower nose in the typical spot above the bumper.  It is very straight and dry otherwise and the original belly pans are in very nice shape as well.  All of the doors, decklid, apron, etc. are correct for the Bus, too.
The interior is mostly original and shows a bit of wear in a few spots but is still respectable, comfortable, and functional as well.  The seats have the correct salt and pepper pattern material on them, the middle cover was replaced and is a bit loose, and the door panels are original as is the headliner.  The dash is still wearing original paint and even has the correct 1967 radio delete plate still in place.  A stereo system has also been added with the unit and speakers having been mounted on the bottom of the parcel tray to avoid hacking the dash and the front door panels like happened all too often decades ago.
Mechanically the Bus has a long list of upgrades and performance features including a fresh 1600 dual port built by VW Paradise in Southern California.  It has loads of cool bits including forged pistons, a counter weighted crank, 009 distributor, new alternator, Bosch blue coil, Engle 100 cam with straight cut gears, lightened flywheel, Kennedy performance clutch, new dual Kadron carburetors, and a EMPI header and muffler system.  It runs great with plenty of power and looks as good as it goes.  The transaxle came from Rancho Performance and is a freeway flyer unit including new axles, welded 3rd and 4th gears, and heavy duty side plates.  The cost of the transaxle was approximately $1,000 alone.  The suspension features a narrowed beam, adjusters, dropped spindles, and a straight axle rear conversion.  Russell at Old Speed built a front disc brake setup and a set of polished Porsche alloys were added as well.  The Bus is a great driver, very comfortable ride for a lowered Bus, it has plenty of power and plenty of stopping power, too.
This very rare combination of factory options coupled with the tasteful and traditional California Look performance upgrades make for one super cool Bus that will certainly bring a proud smile to the face of a lucky new owner.  Thanks!

SOLD!

*Please note that this Bus is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Please visit my website at www.holygrailgarage.com to see the full album of pics of this rare Sunroof Bus, more 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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