1978 Volkswagen Bus Survivor 21K Orig Miles VW Kombi Bay Transporter Surf Wagon

For sale: 1978 Other Makes Bus NO RESERVE

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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Bay Window
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1978 Volkswagen - Bay Window Bus

Survivor -Original - 21,715 Miles - 2 Owner - Rare AT Transmission


Best of Show Winner / Multiple Times - Featured in Hot VW's

Thanks for checking out this rare survivor,very hard to find in this condition, specially a Bus. This bus is probably one of the lowest and most original 1978 VW buses in the country.When most people see it for thefirst time, hey believe it is restored, eaning new paint, nd interior etc. This bus, as not been restored, t is wearing most of its original paint, nterior isvery original, his bus has never been apart.It has been upkept through the years, as been cared for, as been detailed by a veryMeticulous Owners. This is a Show Bus, eing original it is nicer than any restored bus that I have seen. Here is the story of this beautifulonce in a life time low mileage Bay Window. It was bought new at Eyerly Volkswagen in November 1977. It has spent its whole life right here in Salem, regon. This is a true two owner vehicle,alwaysgaraged and always loved and cared for. Some dear friends of mine, ave and Kay, ought this bus from the original owner’s family in 2008. They were at a family wedding, nd ran into an old high school acquaintance. After they started talking, he bus came up in the conversation,because their old friend knew that Dave and Kay loved special classic cars. She started to explain the history of her fathers VW Bus that he bought brand new. The bus was bought new by her father, nd after a few years of ownership he had passed away, ith only 18,000 miles on the odometer. The bus had still been kept up through the years, ut only backed in and out of the garage. Dave lovesvehicle like this with this type of historyand he has a love for VW's especially a bus, o like any classic vehicle, e pampers and improves them. But he knew this bus was an extremely special and rare find, o he did make a few modifications that he could easilyreverse. They bought this bus to enjoy and show off with his family. They have owned it for the last 7 years, nd they love it very much. It was always the go-to vehicle when they went to car shows. He had one of the nicest 1963 Corvettes in the country, ut the Corvette soon took a back seat to this bus. It has been to a lot of shows here in our area.Please give me a call if you want to talk about the bus, etter yet, ome and take a look at it in person, o you can see what it is in person, am open for you to send someone to inspect it, hat ever you want to do, o before you bid, heck it out.It is a great bus, t is 37 years old, oit does not have any warranty, t is as is, othing else ispromised, pend time studying the pictureif you want more pictures of description, lease read the auction 2 or 3 times, ost answers you will find, lease contact mewould love totalk to you about it. Thanks, ason 503-910-2085

In 2010 they had it up at the Woodburn National VW Meet, nd Hot VW's was there. When the editor first saw it, e thought“what a nice restored bus!”, ut as he got closer to it, e realized this was an original survivor!! I show pictures of the December issue of Hot VW's and the feature they did on it. At pretty much any show it goes to, t will win an award. They took it to the largest show here in the Northwest, he Portland Roadster Show. Out of all of the cars there, t won the Peoples Choice Award, st in Original Class, nd the Best Original Engine Compartment. Truly a great showing. I took lots of photos, lease check them all out. What you are looking at is an original bus with some upgrades. It is not a restored trailer queen, ut it isamazing for an original Survivor trailer queen.Since he has owned it, t only goes out on nice days, o rain, t is in amazing original condition.

The body on this bus is suburb, bsolutely no rust, o rust repairs, xtremely clean. When they got the bus in 2008, t looked very nice, actually saw it the day they bought it, ave dropped it by my place, nd I could not believe my eyes, tthat time, t was stock height, riginal wheels and caps, hat a cream buff, he way you want to find them. It had some minor chips and light scratches on it. It is a very clean and original bus. Dave took it home, nd he started to clean it and polish everything. He is retired, nd he likes his cars to be kept in great condition. The paint is very nice, ith ahigh gloss on the paint. I do know that when the first owners had it, er dad had few spots touched up. Behind the rear wheel on the drivers quarter panel, e had scraped it in his garage, nd had the VW dealership repainted a small section behind the back wheel on quarter. It had various little chips and small scratches on it from sitting for many years, o it has been detailed on the outside, ith small touchup on little chips and scratches. You have to remember it is original paint, o the touchups were just making it as nice as possible. Outside, t looks awesome, utside it really looks amazing. Inside still looks great, ut Undershop lights, ou can see some of the small touchups and small dings that are in the body, ostly on the driver’s side down lower panel. But overall, ut in the sunlight, o one would say a word, t looks great, hey wouldn't probably notice. It is wearing all of its original glass and the original weather stripping and felts and in very good shape look at photos. It is truly amazing. If you know buses, his stuff does not last as long as it has on this vehicle, nless it is low mileage and garaged. The front and rear bumper have been chromed. They were originally white, ut my friend wanted them to look really nice, o had them chromed.

The interior is amazing and is not restored 21K original miles, ery little wear. Perfect panels, erfect headliner, riginal rubber floor mats, mazing floors. The only item that has been replaced inside is the center seat upholstery. It was out of the bus, nd something ripped the seat, o the cover had to be replaced. Overall, he interior is just flat out amazing. The original owner had already replaced the radio, o my friend Dave had the radio upgraded, nd it sounds great. When you lift up the original floor rubber mats, hat is the original paint, o rust, uper clean.

The engine is original, ou can look at the original stampings and tags on it in the photos. It is totally amazing. It runs very good and has never been out of the bus. It does not blow smoke or burn any oil. It does have a few typical oil seepages, t is original, nd VW motors it is typical, hich you often see on these, specially on something so original. I was pretty amazed at how much power this bus has, specially with an AT transmission. The brakes all work well. This is one of the nicest riding buses I have ever been in. Not a rattle, ot a squeak, t just glides down the road. The steering box has asmall leakand probably will need to be resealed down the road, ut it steers flawlessly, nd does not effect its drivability. Everything works on this bus, ncluding all of the lights and the heater.As you can see, t has been slightly lowered. It has been lowered in the front with drop spindles, nd the rearend has been lowered by adjusting the rear torsion arms 5 degrees.

The very small upgrades to this bus can be reversed very easily in a day. This will be the only bus like this at any show. Once people realize that it is original, t will draw a crowd!!!

I have been selling classic cars here on eBay since 2003, 2 years now, ith around 500 classic cars sold over the internet, t has been great.Is everything perfect, f course not we are talking about old classic cars, hat have lived a life of history,road battle scares, nd multiple owners, ut that is what makes it fun. What I love about these old cars is that I get to own some of my favorite cars one at a time. I have turned this passion into a business, ut for me it is an awesome time to enjoy the cars themselves. It has been such a joy to do business with people all over the world. I have sold multiple cars to many buyers all over from Europe, ubai, ustralia, apan, razil, just to name a few. It has always been a pleasure, etting to know other car enthusiasts all over the world, specially some that have become very good friends of mine because of our love for cars. I look forward to doing business here on eBay for many years to come, nd look forward to meeting some other classic car nuts like myself. If you would like to call me and talk about the car, hat would be great. I would love to help you out. If you want to call and talk about cars, t would be my pleasure, am always on the hunt for any interesting classics, lease give me a call, 03-910-2085 - Jason.

View the pictures and read the auction. If you have more questions let me know, nd I would be glad to help youout. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A "BUY IT NOW" GIVE ME A CALL!! 503-910-2085 Thanks, ason

****Blue Oval Ranch, hat'sDENWERKS, any people know me as Blue Oval Ranch since 2003. We are slowing changing our name over toDENWERKS. You can find us on Facebook, ust search DENWERKS on FACEBOOK, LEASE LIKE US, o see what we are all about, e do not sell cars on FACEBOOK, ust show you what we are doing, nteresting finds, riends cars, nd just a bunch of other fun Vehicle related things. Thanks, ason 503-910-2085

A U C T I O N E N D S August16th-Sunday Night EAST COAST: 10:00 pm WEST COAST: 7:00 pm
10Day Auction, am looking for a Buyer!!!
Terms are pretty Simple, f you can pay for it, ithin the time I allow, nd can follow the guidelines, hen please bid, f you can't then don't. It takes 2 to put on a good auction, ou the Buyer and Me the Seller. I have perfect feedback, ave sold over500 well loved Classic Cars on Ebay, nd have pretty much had great experiences with everyone. International Bidders, lease bid, ave sent many cars to Europe, ustralia, sia, nd all has been great. Please read the auction 2-3 times, nd look at all the pictures and study them. If you have more questions please call me or email, would be glad to help. I am located in Salem, regon 97317. I am a classic car dealer in the state of Oregon, a0612, lue Oval Ranch Inc. Please if you have questions, all before you bid, ome take a look. Thanks, ason

**USA shipping, have a nice lady that helps us with shipping she can give you a quote anywhere in the USA, he is reliable and hauls all my cars and most of my customers.Nations Auto Transport, reat guy his name is Mike, hone 503-718-7838. If you can't get a hold of him for any reason let me know, pretty much know how much it cost to ship all over theUS.

**Overseas shipping, use Schumacher Cargo Logistics, amien Sheilds 818-314-2536, e is the Sales manager, e is very good and very helpful tell him you are working with me. I do have a price sheet for quick pricing as well, o I can give you a basic ball park.

Terms of Sale: When auction ends, ou need to contact me within 24hrs of auction end, 1000 deposit within 24hrs prefer paypal. Balance due within 7 days of auction end.If you have questions about payment, ive me a call before you bid, f you need special arrangements, s long as I know ahead of time, o problem. I am easy to get along with. When you pay in full, willfax you a bill of sale, nd buyers guide, nd have you sign itfax it back,and I will send you theOregon Title, nd Original Paperwork Ihave by FedEx to you and the bill of sale. If you come in person, bviously I would do all the paperwork with you, nd hand over title in hand when you pay. Most people I deal with have there car shipped, o just explaining all the details. Pretty Simple, ou pay, nd you get the title and thevehicle.

I just love this bus, erfect stance, t doesn't get any better then this. This bus is probably one of the lowest and most original 1978 VW buses in the country.It was bought new at Eyerly Volkswagen in November 1977. It has spent its whole life right here in Salem, regon. This is a true two owner vehicle, lways garaged and always loved and cared for. Some dear friends of mine, ave and Kay, ought this bus from the original owner’s family in 2008.
Featured in Hot VW's Magazine 2010. This Bus has been in many shows and usually wins something everytime, eather at a weekend show shine, ruise in or national event.Shown at the Portland roadster Show in 2011, st Place Peoples Choice,1st placeOriginal Engine Compartment, st Place in Class, here were $100-200K cars there and everyone voted for this Bus!!!!
This bus is not restored, t is a survivor, ith a few nice upgrades. The interior is 95% original, loor mats, eadliner, ll original.
The only thing changed is the upholstery on the middle seat. Front seats, nd rear seat, ll original. Only change, as the middle seat was recovered. Even the curtains were put in it in 1977.
Fantastic Original Engine compartment. Won best of show, t the Portland Roadster Show, or most original engine.
HOT VW's did a feature on it in 2010, t this time it had 20,655 miles on the odometer.
If you notice in the pictures, he bumpers are chrome, hese are the original bumpers, ut my friend wanted them chrome, e likes things really nice,
and this bus deserved a little bling.
After market wheels and tires, ront was lowered slightly with drop spindles, nd rear torsion bar adjusted 5%.
Everything can be reversed if you want it back to original. I do have the original wheels and hubcaps.
This bus rides so nice, ou will be impressed.
Rack does come with the bus, he surfboard in other pictures is not included.
New exhaust was installed, as a nice sound.
Removable step
This is Dave and Kay, hey love this bus, ut it is time to move on, hey have been thinning down the herd of classic cars, br>and this is the last one to go. They are retired and want to do some other things in their future, reat people, br>they hope it goes to a nice home that can enjoy it just as much as they and their family have.
Brand new, t was $6846.50
This is were it has lived for the last 7 years.
Original Owners Manuals
Receipt from Eyerly Volkswagon in 1977, o the original owner.
Original Salesman at Eyerly VW.
Original License Oregon License Plate, nd Eyerly Plate Frame.
Has Oregon Special Interest plates on it now.
All the VIN numbers are in place, otice no tape lines, his Bus has Original Paint.
Original Engine, ait til you see more pictures of the engine.
Here is the feature on this Bay Window, his is Dave and Kays Daughter and grand daughter, hey showed this bus just as much as Dave and Kay!!!
I was out in a little spin, ere you see it has 21,713 next picture shows 21,715.
I pulled over to pick up my sign, nd people were slowing down staring at the bus, br>it is something you don't see everyday.
The dash area is perfect, o cracks, ery little wear.
Front seats are original, ery little wear.
All the door panels and inner panels are original
Headliner Perfect!!!
This is were it gets interesting, nder the dash, nder the mats, re perfect, o rust, riginal!!!
I should have cleaned that little dirt spot off, orry : )
When was the last time you seen floors like that.
Original paint under the rear mat, his bus is amazing, ook at the pictures with the window gaskets, nd felts
Original insulation, hen was the last time you saw the plastic on it still and sticker.
Down the sides of this bus are nice, ut there are typical waves down the side, hat is the way they came
from the factory not perfect.
Amazing engine compartment, riginal, ake a look at the stickers, nd the original white stampings.
You know you are dealing with low miles when you start seeing things like this.
Original Transmission tag on dipstick.
This is usually all broken up and soggy, mazing condition.
Absolutely no rust, riginal underneath, as the factory undercoating on it.
It does have some blemishes on it, ake a look at the photos, here are some small dings, br>and small touch ups, n this original VW. Out in the sunlight harder to see, n the shade you notice a few more things.
Original Spot welds.
You have to remember while looking at this photo, ou are not looking at a restored bus, ou are looking at a Very NICE Survivor with
mostly original paint. So there are some small touchups and dings etc.
You can see a small scratch from a bad wiper, t is the original windshield though.
It might be able to be polished out, t is a small wear mark.
This is a pretty close up, small divits, hat have been filled.
These next photos start looking at the rubber, nd chrome. Look at the felts, riginal and in amazing condition.
Original window felts, hen was the last time have you seen original felts in a bus.
Check out the window felts!!!
Roof gutters are really nice!!!!
One small ding on roof, aintless dent removable guy might be able to get it.

****Blue Oval Ranch, hat'sDENWERKS, any people know me as Blue Oval Ranch since 2003. We are slowing changing our name over toDENWERKS. You can find us on Facebook, ust search DENWERKS on FACEBOOK, LEASE LIKE US, o see what we are all about, e do not sell cars on FACEBOOK, ust show you what we are doing, nteresting finds, riends cars, nd just a bunch of other fun Vehicle related things. Thanks, ason 503-910-2085

A U C T I O N E N D S August16th-Sunday Night EAST COAST: 10:00 pm WEST COAST: 7:00 pm
7 Day Auction, am looking for a Buyer!!!

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