“Owner's manual shows former director of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band director Mr. George N. Parks as first owner. Bus is 90% original condition with all stickers from factory intact. Great Westfalia Bus.”
I will try to describe the bus to the best of my knowledge, please read the entire listing for details and additional pictures and a video.
Up for auction is my 1973 Volkswagen Bus Westfalia. This bus has a unique history, it was first sold in 1973 to Mr. George N. Parkswho was the former director of the Minuteman Marching Band at University of Massachusetts Ahherst from 1977 until 2010.Owner's manual and customer's identification card states this information. Vehicle has a clean California title and current registration paid until August 2020. Title and registration are in my hands and under my name. Bus is a daily driver and looks awesome, it's a real head turner everywhere I go. It's a great option for someonelooking for a clean bus in great mechanical order. EXTERIOR:- Original orange bus with lots of character showing some patina look at differentspots with a bit of surface rust areas. Frame chassis and jack point are super solid, some rust at doglegs, rear engine lid, driver front floor and other little spots nothing serious.- Solid body with minor dings.- Original glass all around including front windshield.- New top rubber.- All doors aligned.- New 4 tires.- Will need window rubber replacement front windshield and rear glass.- Needs new keys for side sliding door and rear hatch.-Small accident at driver rear panel, nothing really serious.- Overall great looking bus with lots of attention and thumbs up when driving around.
INTERIOR:- 90% original interior- Brand new upholstery for front seats.- New door panels.- New kick panels.- Very nice condition dashboard with a small crack.- Original Saphire XXV radio turns on but no speakers.- OG front rubber mat.- OG plywood ceiling panels.- OG furniture with jump seat and rear folding seat withoriginal mustard cloth upholstery.- OG cooler cabinet.- OG table.- OG sink with water pump.- Complete drain system with tank.- OG camper upper cot hammock.- OG front child's cot. - Brand new top canvas.- OG mosquito net at rear hatch.- Laminate wood floor on top of original linoleum material.- OG stickers all around at doors, panels, steering wheel, cabinets, etc.- Brand new curtains all around.- OG cabin plaid material curtain.
ELECTRICAL:- Original electrical system in place.- High and low beams working fine.- Emergency hazard lights working.- Turn signals working.- Lights and stop lights working.- Horn not working
ENGINE, BRAKES AND SUSPENSION: - Engine in great working order with recent tune up.- Brand new 32/36 progressive carburetor.- New engine seal.- New manifold.- Brand new brakes pads and lines.- Brand new brake master cylinder.- Brand new rubber boots.- Brand new tie rod.- Great suspension.- Good shocks.
IN GENERAL THIS IS A GREAT BUS AND A BLAST TO DRIVE.I ENCOURAGE ALL INTERESTED PARTIES TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE AND DRIVE THE BUS IN PERSON,YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.
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Please Do Not Bid to Win and make an inspection at a later time,all visual inspections and test drive to be made within the auction time frame. I'm trying to describe the car to the best of my knowledge and of course I'm notan expert, I encourage all interested parties to ask as many questions as needed and hire an inspection company or make arrangements to do an inspection in person. If you are the winning bidder your deposit is a compromise to buy the vehicle. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
TERMS OF SALE: PAYMENT: - Cash in person, Cashier's Check, Money Order and Bank Deposit or Bank wire transfer.- Any type of payment agreed between buyer and seller the funds must be cleared out before releasing of the vehicle to the new owner.- Deposit of $1000 via PAYPAL to be made within 24 hours of the auction end.Remaining balance to be paid within 3 days. DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON.
INSPECTIONS: Please schedule any type of inspection within the auction time frame,I encourage all interested parties to hire a professional inspection company,mechanic or personal inspection. I'm not an expert and trying to describe to the best of my knowledge but for sure some other things may be forgotten or not being disclosed. DELIVERY: Buyer is fully responsible to pick the car in person or to hire a transportation company of his/her election. All costs related to the transportation of the bus to the desired destination to be paid by the buyer. I can't drive the vehicle to deliver to any destination.Car is located in the City of Bell, CA. 90201 WARRANTY: Vehicle to be sold in AS IS condition with no warranties or guarantee expressedor implied. Car is a 48 year old vehicle in good running condition but any ofits components can fail at any time. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Worldwide bidding is accepted. 7 DAY AUCTION *GOOD LUCK BIDDING*
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