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1972 VW van camper bay window Type 2 Sportsmobile 1.7L air cooled

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
Type: Van Camper
Doors: 3
Year: 1972
Mileage: 200000
VIN: 2322051010
Color: White
Engine: 1.7L
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-Hand Drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: San Luis Obispo, California, United States

1972 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Additional Info:

You are bidding on a highly unique all original 1972 Volkswagen camper that sleeps 4 adults. This vehicle was modified under the direction of VW of America by Sportsmobile in 1972. It was purchased new from Wood Motors in Detroit, Michigan.

This rare, well cared for VW van is a Sportsmobile Penthouse with a screened in pop-up top that goes straight up. The pop up will accommodate two full size adults, while the pull out bed below will sleep two more. The Sportsmobile conversion was sold through Volkswagen dealers in the US. This is a rare example with virtually complete original interior furnishings. Includes original sales brochure from 1972.

This vehicle is in exceptionally good condition. It has been housed in a climate controlled garage for the last 28 years. It is a two owner vehicle. The seller is the second owner; it was originally purchased new in 1972 by a family member.

The vehicle has never been in an accident. There are several locations that have dents due to parking lot damage but the structural Integrity of the vehicle is 100% The drivers door was replaced and is not original to the vehicle.

When the vehicle was new it was completely undercoated with rust proofing by the Ziebart corporation. The under structure of the vehicle is unusually sound and rust free for a vehicle that's over 50 years old.

The original engine and transmission have been replaced with rebuilt units some years ago. The engine runs and the transmission is fair. The vehicle has current registration and tags and can be driven but it's not recommended without further repairs and adjustments.


Rear brake cylinders, lines brake pads and emergency brake cables

Front brake calipers, brake lines and disc pads

Tires are 0 mileage tires of the appropriate size and make for this model of vehicle

Gas tank and sender

The vehicle comes with an assortment of parts to be used in restoration. Front axle is from a 1974 VW Van which makes brake replacement easier as the 1972 front disk brakes were unique to that year.

BONUS: Comes with original yellow tent with striped roof. The tent attaches to the side opening of the van and provides bug-free outdoor space during rainy weather. Hasn't been put up in many years and may be a bit musty. It includes a complete set of poles and ropes to set up.

Shipping is 100% you. You will need to arrange for transportation from it's current location in California. Zip Code 93401 I cannot help you with this. After it's paid for in full, give me a date and time of pick up.

Thank you for your interest in this unique VW camper.