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Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
SubModel: westfalia
Type: Van Camper
Year: 1978
Mileage: 1,745
VIN: 2382102998
Color: L380 TURKIS
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: L90D PASTEL WHITE
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Seminole, Florida, United States

1978 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon westfalia Additional Info:

Hello, up for sale is a 1978 Champagne Edition Westfalia #70 Volkswagen Bus. It has been restored with the purpose of looking great while still being very functional. This bus is ready to load up for your next adventure. It stands apart from the crowd with features like Porsche seats, custom built cabinetry, A/C, and a refrigerator instead of a chill box... all things to improve the bus without compromising its character.

The matching custom built trailer is constructed from a 1978 bus chassis, meaning it is the exact same width and pulls like a dream. You can put all your gear in the trailer without cluttering your bus. It comes with a roof rack and is equipped with its own power supply, radio, and light system. The lid opens fully and provides a great table space.

Included with the sale is a Bus Depot exclusive 9½ ft by 10½ ft “Add-a-room”, a tent that mounts to the side of the bus tripling your space. You can read the description here:


Below is a list of the items I replaced during the build. I have put just over 1,700 miles on the bus since completing the restoration… and they have been fantastic. I used only professional grade materials and I am someone who refuses to cut corners, however you will see that she was built to be as useful as she is beautiful. That said, there are a couple dings and slight imperfections. Click on the links below for the build thread on thesamba.com and for a walk around video:



Items installed on bus during build

Front Suspension:

  • Wagenswest beefcake adjusters

  • Ball joints (4)

  • Front calipers

  • Brembo rotors

  • Seals for hubs

  • Koni adjustable shocks

  • Empi oversized sway bar

  • All the linkage bars

  • New (not rebuilt) steering box

  • Steering bushing

Rear Suspension:

  • Wagenswest 3.25” drop plates

  • Rebuilt rear hubs with new seals

  • Rebuilt the drive shafts

  • Air shocks

  • New e-brake cable and housing

  • Empi oversized sway bar

Running Gear:

  • Clutch cable

  • Throttle cable

  • Shift bushing kit

  • Short shift kit

  • Trans service

  • New starter

  • Speedometer cable


  • Renewed top end seals and gaskets

  • Rebuilt 32/36 progressive carb

  • 70 amp alternator rebuilt

  • Alternator belt

  • Dual battery charger

  • Ignition wires

  • Protronix flame thrower coil and electronic distributor

  • Plugs

  • Cylinder head temperature pick up lead

  • Engine tin seal

  • Cooling fan tubes

  • Fuel pump and filter

  • Stainless steel braided fuel line


  • Full body refinish with pro level products (PPG, Rage, 3M)

  • L90D pastel white for the interior and top half and L380 Turquoise for the bottom half

  • All new seals I used the good German ones when avail

  • New windshield

  • Bus depot canvas pop top

  • 1986 Porsche 944 seats stripped and redone by Classic Soft Trim

  • JVC CD head unit

  • Pioneer speakers

  • JL Audio amplifier

  • Coco front floor mat

  • Glove box liner

  • New interior cabinets

  • New foam with different densities for a balanced feel when lying on the beds

  • Pure Sine 2000W power inverter

  • 6000 BTU air conditioner

  • 120V refrigerator

  • (5) Hankook RA08 tires

  • New Interstate starting battery

  • New deep cell house battery with plastic case

  • 3 separate LED light sections

  • Custom made interior (Pink Florida Threads)

  • Custom made curtains (Pink Florida Threads)

  • GFCI protected outlet

  • VDO voltmeter gauge

  • Fuel tank voltage regulator

  • Flip down monitor with 2 wireless headphones

  • Pre wired for PS2 console

  • Custom built trailer hitch 1.25”

  • Trailer tongue 2” drop with 2’ ball

  • Retractable front seat belts and rear lap belts

  • Low light radio antenna


  • 1978 Bay Window frame

  • Rebuilt rear hubs with seals

  • (2) trailer tires

  • Roof rack channel mounts

  • Yakima crossbars with Kayak pads

  • Split window tail lights

  • CD head unit with 4 speakers

  • 12V charging unit

  • Bus Depot add a room

  • Bus Depot Deluxe car cover

  • LED lights that illuminate inside with remote

  • New deep cell battery

  • Tongue jack