1969 Deluxe Sunroof, OG!

1969 Deluxe Sunroof Bus, First Rate Survivor Bus!

Here's what is likely one of the nicest remaining unrestored Early Bay Window Deluxe survivor Buses we all will ever see again.  Big claim, yes, but please read on and have a look at the multitude of high resolution pics and we are confident you will be impressed as the quality and level of detailing on this Bus is simply unique and unmatched by any other original paint Bay Window available today.  

This Bus clearly led a very pampered life in the hands of the original owner.  He purchased the Bus new in Germany, toured around Europe as is exemplified by the original dealer service booklet stampings, and both he and the Bus returned home to Seattle, Washington.  The overall cleanliness and strength of the original paint demonstrates how well-tended-to this Bus has been over its 48 years of life.  It was in indoor storage for 28 years from 1984 through 2012, and it was purchased from the original family by the current owner who is an advanced collector with a reputation for excellent original paint Volkswagens.  He painstakingly went through all systems of the Bus, serviced, replaced, and obsessively detailed it to a level we've never before witnessed on a Bay Window generation Bus.  If anything needed replacing or was marginal, it was replaced, and many items were replaced with NOS parts!  His goal was to make it as nice as possible with a focus of preservation of the original German components.  The Bus makes a strong impression and has been featured in a couple magazines; Ultra VW and Japan's Street VW's, too.

Some of the numerous features to note include the rare and cool early Bay Deluxe bumper trim, the Bay Window rear window jail bars, the rare original Deluxe rear seat luggage bar, the NOS Lemmerz 14 inch Bus wheel trim rings, the desirable Walkthru seating, excellent factory Sunroof, very nice original interior, all floor and pedestal mats are brown (correct and 2-year-only feature), restored Cibie headlights, ambulance fans, red jewel tipped antenna, and the new BF Goodrich Silvertown 7.50-14 white stripe bias ply tires, too.

The list of NOS parts is also long and includes:

*14 Inch Lemmerz Wheel Trim Rings
*Steering Box
*All 4 Side Reflectors
*Front Turn Signals
*Sunroof Seal
*VW/GHE Chrome Tail Pipe
*VW Chrome Front Air Intake Grill Trim
*Wiper Arms and Blades
*Inner Headlight Rings
*Voltage Regulator
*Fuel Pump
*Brake Master Cylinder
*Arm Rest/Air Duct
*Cigarette Lighter

The body and Savannah Beige and Cloud White paint are original and excellent.  The paint is strong, glossy, and only a few very small spots, including the decklid, were professionally blended with high quality Glasurit single stage during the preservation process.  The body is crazy straight, as dry as they come, door gaps are excellent, and the undercarriage, wheel wells, and floors will blow your mind!  The bumpers and wheels were nicely powder coated, the undercarriage was detailed to a level we've all likely never witnessed before on a survivor, and the feel and sound of the doors closing will very quickly punctuate how solid and legit this Bus is. The sunroof opens and closes beautifully, with precisely 30 cranks to be exact, and features an NOS seal as well.  The inner wheel wells were thoroughly cleaned, polished, and waxed to get the original paint to display as nicely as possible.

The Light Sand and Khaki Brown interior is original, exceptionally nice, complete, and as sterile as they come, too.  The headliner, paneling, seat upholstery, floor mats, dash pad, steering wheel, spare tire cover, and rear luggage shelf carpeting, are present, excellent, and original!  Other details to note include the restored Blaupunkt Emden 3 AM/FM short wave radio, the ignition instruction decal is far more intact than most, both middle and rear seat kick panels are present, and there are several vintage water slide decals and stickers from the history of the Bus.

Mechanically the Bus is an excellent runner and driver with a beautifully detailed and resealed 1600 single port engine.  It features powder coated tins, an NOS generator, NOS voltage regulator, NOS German Pierburg fuel pump, NOS vacuum advance distributor, restored and refinished original Solex carburetor with replated hardware, NOS Bosch 12 volt coil, restored heater boxes, and ceramic-coated stock exhaust with a rare NOS VW/GHE chrome exhaust tip.  Additional servicing includes powder coated suspension, fresh cadmium plated hardware, new German CV joints, new Sachs clutch assembly, all new bearings front and rear, new brakes including turned drums, all new wheel cylinders, NOS master cylinder, new shoes, and new rubber lines, too.  Further service includes new shocks, the NOS steering box, steering center pin, tie rods, drag link, steering coupler, ball joints, clutch Bowden tube, accelerator cable, and all rear rubber bushings as well. Nothing was overlooked, if the Bus benefited from refreshing it, it was done!

Without a doubt, this is a first rate survivor that has received a tremendous amount of tender loving care to bring it all the way up to speed where it runs, drives, stops, shifts, and steers as well as it shows!  

Any old Bus can be restored but they are only original once!  The purest experience is a Bus that never deteriorated as to require a restoration in the first place!  Thanks!


Please note that this beautiful 1969 is located in White Rock, British Colombia, Canada.  (A few short miles North of the Washington border)

Please visit my website at http://www.holygrailgarage.com/ to see the full album of 140 pics of this Deluxe Sunroof, 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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