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Volkswagen 1977 bus automatic transmission factory sunroof 51 pictures

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
Type: bus
Trim: sunroof transporter
Year: 1977
Mileage: 96,107
VIN: 227212616
Color: Green
Engine: 2.0
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: automatic
Interior color: ivory
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

1977 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon sunroof transporter Additional Info:

Was it Chaucer who said "all good things must come to and end,"​if so ​parting with​a ​bus must have been what he was referring too​ ​​because ​it's been an incredible ride to say the least but time for a new caretaker.​​​G​ot my​first bus in the mid 80's​which ​was a 73 automatic and although I had different​manual ​buses through​out​the years my heart was set on another automatic preferably with a sunroof which wasn't easy to find​but when I did I had plans in mind to make her my own and that I did I hope you like it !!​There's nothing like the feeling of holding a cup of coffee while cruising in a bus not having to reach down and go through those long shifts​,​to me an automatic makes for ultimate bus driving. The​ automatic​transmission​s are3 speed​and very well built making them super reliable ​and​with ​the final drive​at the samerpm'sas manual​s​cruising at​70-75​ ​mph​ feels great not feeling like you're taxing the revolutions​ you loose 2-3 miles per gallon but the trade off is more than worth it. ​The previous owner said when I bought it that the transmission was rebuilt and it shifts beautifully with no reason to doubt but​no ​paperwork available to verify.​It's been ultra dependable​always starts on the first key turn ​but not without a price​having learned the hard way by​experience back in the day what to do​and not ​to​ ​​do to ​insure​it's ​worthy and​reliable​​for any trip regardless the distance. ​​The paint was just polished and​all new window seals put in so there's no air infiltration sound, ​windshield was replaced a few years ago​,​​tires are near new, complete tune-up is fairly recent and brakes, suspension, exhaust etc all work great​with all maintenance always done regularly and some preventative things at the suggestion of my mechanic (unfortunately now retired but being a bus driver himself.)​ Being in CA most of​it's ​life there isn't any rust​and ​almost just as importantly​no​​repaired rust​,​​it has​all the factory tack welds crisp and present​clearly ​with no signs of any rust repair anywhere including of course the frame which is rock solid​nothing that's been welde, repaired or replaced ​​if you chip away a little paint in the wheel wells the factory paint shines like new.​​ I had it repainted a few years ago as well as the​ interior ​​refurbished ​​with​new floor​ etc. ​​I really don't like​the​feeling of worn seat springs and wanted a super nice interior so it's all​really nice,​​​t​he headliner​ha​d​​a few tears that I repaired with glue and some I stitched with marine thread​it's nice and white with no yellowing so​​I didn't feel the need to replace it.​​The sunroof is plain awesome and being fully manual it doesn't need maintenance except for checking the drainage tubes periodically down at jack support on each side there's a drainage hole eas​y to check and see if it's clogged. ​ Everything functions as it should always starting on the first key turn and idling perfectly, shifts smooth with plenty of pep, the muffler is oem german and fairly new so it has​that ​distinct bus sound rather than something aftermarket that masks the sound of a stock bus exhaust which I love. The mirrors and stainless steel originals in great shape not the cheaply made reproductions, all turn signal and tail light lenses are Hella original but there is a minor crack in the right side turn signal lens, nice clean dash without any cracks, door and window seals are German made not Brazilian which are OK but not near the quality of german ones. It's never been in an accident which I know because until I had it repainted the paint was factory with no damage or repaired damage/rust. Some of the pictures show​varying ​shades of paint which​I retook ​many times​trying to correct ​but dueto the different positions of the sun​ or lack thereof (being 20 degrees out)​ just couldn't get the accurate shade on some ​but in person it's extremely nic, very glossy​ without any ​fadin, ​nicks or scratches that were touched up no blemishes at all. It's kept in the garage and I'm very careful when parking close to other cars. Here in the northeast it's not really feasible to drive a bus everyday so she hibernates during the winter but the rest of the time is out and about .​ ​ ​ ​It's​been nothing short of a thrill to own and drive not to mention the attention and thumbs up it gets so I have no doubt the new​owner will love it. I​​f you're not local and need transport let me know I have a friend who has​several ​excellent references for reliable and reasonable shippers so it might not be as much as you might think I can' most likely get you a price the same or next day just email me with the city state and zip code, I'll will gladly help coordinate/facilitate shipping and make myself accessible to assist with pick up regardless of day and time. PLease look closely and ask any​questions​ but please don't ask the reserve out of fairness to all. I also ask that you have your finances in order because the $500- deposit is due with five days and the balance shortly thereafter so please bid seriously if you intend to win​.​Thanks for checking it out and may she go to a welcoming new home !!!!! THERE ARE MORE PICTURES BELOW BUT THE 1ST 24 ARE REPEATS OF ABOVE SORRY BUT THE REMAINING 26 AFTER THAT ARE ALL DIFFERENT. 1977 vw bus Slideshow Image 1 of 51 prev next prev next View All

On Jan-16-18 at 10:34:59 PST, seller added the following information:

I forgot to mention in May 16 the carburetors were rebuilt at a local shop it literally starts every time on the first key turn never having to find it's idle purrs every time immediately. It's priced reasonably and is available to be inspected before purchase as well offered for sale elsewhere giving me the opportunity to be sold before the auctions end.