Not just for hippies anymore, the VW bus seems to be the epitome of traveling adventure. And they make snazzy little houses, too! Their stubby shape, tell-tale buzzing engine and ability to be customized have given the VW bus a dedicated following.
If you are going to live for any length of time in a VW bus, you will most likely be living in a vintage bus that has been refurbished. His idea was considered revolutionary at the time and the design had to be built by Volkswagen on the chassis of the beetle car. They have traveled through most of North and South American and part of Europe with their panel van and have created attention wherever they go.
Ali affectionately calls it their little house. This van will soon be going up for sale in the UK, as the couple are going to have their first baby. Keep an eye on their website and you might be able to snap it up. They have a great list on their website of what they modified to make their mobile home more liveable.
Luke Janes has been living in a VW bus named Charlie for the last 6 years. He started living in his bus because he wanted to be able to work for the work and play for the play. He gives a few advantages and disadvantages of living in a bus:.
He adds that living in a bus allows him to winnow down the people he associates with. This means that all of my friends and lovers are open minded and interesting!
Even with their disadvantages, what is it about these colorful little buses that keep people coming back? It seems that once you meet another VW bus owner, they become a quick friend…if not family.
This couple spent their honeymoon in a a VW bus. Vintage buses for sale. Love My Bus Community. Circle the Wagen Fundraiser. By Christina Nellemann. If you enjoyed this postsubscribe to our feed. Simply enter your name and email below to learn more about tiny houses and stay up to date with the movement. Kent, you are my new hero! I love the bus and I am planning on purchasing one in the future.
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. You should expect to do most of the work yourself.Huge buzz is already surrounding the three highly anticipated Volkswagen electric concept vehicles: ID.
Based on manufacturer estimates of EPA test cycles, each is anticipated to have an impressive range off a single charge and characteristic Volkswagen performance. The cockpits of tomorrow will be packed with technology and still have more comfy room for you. Welcome to the space age in more ways than one. The sleek, sculpted lines and exterior styling of the ID. Read more in Newsroom. Oh this little electric bus? Following in iconic footsteps, the unique look of the ID.
The ID. What is the car of the future? Certainly, it would have to have it all. Introducing the ID. Almost as long as the new Atlas Cross Sport but sitting about 8 inches lower at the roofline, the profile of the ID. And with headlights that can be animated to look like eyes that open and close, it may just return your look with one of its own.
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Volkswagen electric concept vehicles. Happiness is a renewable resource. Speficifications may change. BUZZ It's ok to say "groovy" again. BUZZ is in the air. Meet the ID. Get news about Electric Concept Vehicles.From time to time I like to offer a vintage VW bus for sale or two, or three. Look below for the newly finished Window Samba!!
So before you spend hours searching for a VW bus for sale on Craigslist take a look at what I have available here. VW microbuses are getting harder to find and that, combined with their desirability, is making them very collectible. If you are new to collecting classic VW buses let me know how I can help you find the right bus for you.
Right now is a perfect time to get your classic Kombi out for this seasons road trips. I recently sold my own Double Door Panel van as well so if you love VW bus photos there is plenty to see here. Now is a great time to buy an air-cooled VW van because the values are going up While it is harder and harder to find a cheap VW bus your best bet is the selection of VW Bus auctions with no reserve below.
Sit back and enjoy the fine selection of vintage Volkswagen buses we have featured, buy your next classic Bus, then pack your camping gear and hit the road! I have a unique opportunity for you — have a 21 Window Bus finished the way you want it! I have a number of restoration projects going so I tried something new with a previous project — let the buyer have final say on finishing the bus.VW Bus Restoration During a Week in Quarantine!
It was a fun experience for both myself and the new owner so I am doing another one. This VW bus for sale is a rare Window walk-through sunroof model with front bucket seats allowing you to walk from the front all the way to the back of the bus. All rust repair is finished so all that is left is some body work and choosing the interior and paint colors. Click for more photos and information! Contact John at or john sunsetclassics. The engine is an H code engine that looks to be numbers matching.
The bus starts and runs and shifts but will need work to be a daily driver, and the bus will need brakes. But it runs well enough to make it on to a transport.
The emergency brake works. Record sale prices on these split window VW Buses are helping a lot of these cool old buses to get restored and preserved. I had this in line to restore but I had fund two other Bus restorations.
Worldwide shipping available. Solid frame! I have over detailed photos for you to view. Check it out! Thanks for looking!!
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It is Finally Done! I bought this Samba back in — after raising the funds for a year and treating her to a full 2. Call today to be the new lucky owner of this Barrett Jackson quality bus! Watch the Video Above! Features all the cool options you love in an old bus: Semaphores, pressed bumpers and pop-out Safari Windows!
Complete Restoration underway. Originally Light Grey. Very rare, early model. Call John at for more info. After a complete rotisserie restoration with extreme care and love from a true VW enthusiast you can really see how well this very collectible bus turned out.Following — and initially deriving from — Volkswagen's first model, the Type 1 Beetleit was given the factory designation Type 2. As one of the forerunners of the modern cargo and passenger vans, the Type 2 gave rise to forward control competitors in the United States in the s, including the Ford Econolinethe Dodge Aand the Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvanthe latter adapting the rear-engine configuration of the Corvair car in the same manner in which the VW Type 2 adapted the Type 1 layout.
Brazil contained the last factory in the world that produced the T2 series of Type 2, which ceased production on 31 Decemberdue to the introduction of more stringent safety regulations in the country.
It has similarities in concept to the s Rumpler Tropfenwagen and s Dymaxion car by Buckminster Fullerneither of which reached production. Pon visited Wolfsburg inintending to purchase Type 1s for import to the Netherlands, where he saw a Plattenwagenan improvised parts-mover based on the Type 1 chassis, and realized something better was possible using the stock Type 1 pan.
When capacity freed up, a prototype known internally as the Type 29 was produced in a short three months.
An ambulance model was added in December which repositioned the fuel tank in front of the transaxle, put the spare tire behind the front seat,  and added a " tailgate "-style rear door. Unlike other rear engine Volkswagens, which evolved constantly over time but never saw the introduction of all-new models, the Transporter not only evolved, but was completely revised periodically with variations retrospectively referred to as versions "T1" to "T5" a nomenclature only invented after the introduction of the front-drive T4 which replaced the T However, only generations T1 to T3 or T25 as it is still called in Ireland and Great Britain can be seen as directly related to the Beetle see below for details [ citation needed ].
In the United States, the Corvair -based Chevrolet Corvan cargo van and Greenbrier passenger van adopted the use of the rear-engine layout of the Corvair car in the same manner that the Type 2 had used the rear-engine layout of the Type 1, using the Corvair's horizontally opposed, 6 cylinder air-cooled engine for power. Except for the Greenbrier and various s—70s Fiat minivans, the Type 2 remained unique in being rear-engined.
This was a disadvantage for the early "barndoor" Panel Vans, which could not easily be loaded from the rear because the engine cover intruded on interior space, but generally advantageous in traction and interior noise. The Corvair pickup used a folding side panel that functioned as a ramp into the bed when opened, and was called the "Rampside". Decades after production of the Type 2 ended, Volkswagen announced in that they would be bringing an electric VW microbus out based on the new MEB platform in Apart from these factory variants, there were a multitude of third-party conversions available, some of which were offered through Volkswagen dealers.
They included, but were not limited to, refrigerated vans, hearsesambulancespolice vans, fire engines and ladder trucks, and camping van conversions by companies other than Westfalia. There were even 30 Klv 20 rail-going draisines built for Deutsche Bundesbahn in In South Africa, it is known as a well-loved variation of the ice cream van first, second and third generations. The first generation of the Volkswagen Type 2 with the split windshieldinformally called the Microbus, Splitscreen, or Splittie among modern fans, was produced from 8 March through the end of the model year.
From tothe T1 not called that at the time was built in Wolfsburg ; fromit was built at the completely new Transporter factory in Hanover. Any models that retain that early engine today are true survivors. Since the engine was totally discontinued at the outset, no parts were ever made available. The early versions of the T1 until were often called the "Barndoor"   retrospectively called T1a since the sowing to the enormous rear engine cover, while the later versions with a slightly modified body the roofline above the windshield is extendedsmaller engine bay, and 15" roadwheels instead of the original 16" ones are nowadays called the T1b again, only called this since the s, based on VW's retrospective T1,2,3,4 etc.
From the model year, when the rear door was made wider same as on the bay-window or T2the vehicle could be referred to as the T1c.
Ina heavy-duty Transporter was introduced as a factory option.With electric vehicles becoming more mainstream each year, and few capacious EV options for families, the Volkswagen Microbus aims to address a largely untapped market.
The Microbus moniker commemorates the German company's iconic Type 2 Microbus—or VW Bus for short—which inspired the new van's retro design. Although we're still awaiting full details, we have a pretty good idea of what the new VW van will offer. Its all-electric powertrain is expected to provide around miles of driving range, its cabin will feature flexible seating configurations, and its exterior will wear a uniquely nostalgic aesthetic.
The new Microbus still has to make its official debut, but here's what we know so far. While the Microbus currently only exists in concept form, VW has confirmed that a production version will be sold in the United States.
Likewise, the I. Buzz concept showcased a slew of futuristic technology and innovative features that might come to market. VW hasn't said how much the Microbus will cost or what trim levels will be offered. Since it's a van, a type of vehicle known for immense configurability and versatility, we won't be surprised if VW offers the Microbus as a cargo van as well as a passenger van. Volkswagen has announced some specific information about the concept's electric powertrain.
The passenger version uses electric motors on the front and rear axles that generate a combined horsepower and provide all-wheel drive. The cargo version called the I. Buzz Cargo has a standard hp electric motor at the rear; a second, front-mounted motor is available for those who want all-wheel drive. The company says the batteries will provide driving ranges of and miles, respectively. However, those numbers are based on the European WLT cycle, which is generally highly optimistic.
VW claims that those who plug into a DC fast charger will be able to get an 80 percent charge in as little as 30 minutes. Once the official numbers are released, and we have the opportunity to test one on our mile highway route, we can evaluate its efficiency in the real world. One of the most interesting details about the all-new Microbus is its cavernous and configurable interior. The passenger van's three rows of seats can be spun around yes, including the front seatslaid down, or removed completely.
This unlocks countless variations and lots of room for activities. The movable center console slides forward and back on a track and contains a table. We're not sure how much of the concept's fanciful interior will see production, but the cutting-edge features include a fold-away steering wheel and a head-up display with augmented reality.We have supplied Classic VW parts and services to the air cooled Volkswagen restorer for over forty years!
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