1968 VW Bus Westphalia Camper Transporter Campmobile

For sale: 1968 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Camper

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Item location:
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Van Camper
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1968 Bay Window Volkswagen (Type II) WestphaliaCamper

Bus originally from Sonoma California (19 - 22 MPG)

Trophy winner at local car show this month – Best overall car or truck (see picture)

Very early 1968 production VIN of a Series that stretched until 1979

1968-1971 buses used 1.6 Liter upright Beetle engine where later models used more expensive to maintain VW “Pan Cake” engine.

This Bus was rebuilt from the ground up by a Detroit born Meticulous Powertrain Engineer.

This Bus has traveled 4,000 miles since restoration.

It is as strong and sound as a 47 year old bus can be.

We have taken this bus on the road to Drive Inn Movie Theaters, amping, oodward Dream Cruise and even to a Bob Dylan concert.

You simply cannot buy memories like this folks !

This bus comes with plenty of 1960’s psychedelic magnets (that hold on at 80 miles per hour) Magnets can be applied or taken off in minutes. (See pictures)

If you want a perfect show piece that will just sit in the garage, his is not it.

If you are looking for a memory making bus that can travel the country and not leave you stranded, the description below may convince you that you have found what you are looking for:


Completely re-built 1600 dual port - Re-machined, line bored and rebuilt correctly

New heads, push rod tubes, ugs, ylinders etc.

HUGE external oil coolers with fans

Engine runs cool under all conditions due to external coolers.

This cooler set up will increase engine life substantially

New Alternator (with built in voltage regulator) within last 200 miles

Original generator only produces 30 Amps while New Alternator produces 55 Amps

This makes a difference when running Stereo along with GPS, Phone etc.

New Carburetor with last 200 miles

New Starter

New Battery

All tins are in place

Most agree that keeping stock air filtration is BETTER than changing paper air filter

New spark plugs

Heavy duty oil pump

New Exhaust

Comes with spare points, ondenser, ccelerator cable (just in case)

Please see attached invoice for specific components used for rebuild

Engine is in new condition and runs strong


Excellent running condition

Smooth shifting

Gear oil changed

New throw out bearing

New Clutch

New Pressure plate

New Gear oil

The gear box shifts like it should and never pops out of gear.


New front wheel cylinders (4) total

New rear wheel cylinders (2) total

New front brake shoes

New front brake hoses

New brake lines where needed

Rear pads are in great condition (but new rear shoes come with the bus)

Wheel bearings repacked with Eaton Road Ranger Grease.


NEW Monza exhaust with 4 Chrome tips. (Not shown in pictures because I just installed it)

The stock exhaust was LOUD but this one makes it so having a conversation when on the road is not an issue.


Tie rod is great condition

New Drag link

Steering is tight

Zero vibration in steering wheel when driven

Zero play in the steering due to drag link replacement


New Pioneer DEH-6400BT AM/FM, D, lue Tooth, SB connection for IPhone, P3

Detachable front face

Tons of features that I never looked into

The stereo sounds magnificent – It was a family p

New Pyle Indoor / Outdoor rear speakers that revolve out for tailgate parties 300 Watt?

New Pyle door speakers 120 Watt

** Stereo remote control for when you are in bed or around the campfire.

You are going to love this remote control feature !!!


New Kelly explorers on all 4 corners


New (3) window deluxe tent with zip down flaps and zip down bug screens

New Cot

Rear Z-Bed works like it should and is Super comfortable

All cabinets open and close as they should

Grey Interior “Rope Seal” around bed area was missing at the time pictures were taken

Grey interior “Rope Seal” is shown with pictures of magnets

Newly Painted Interior panel on slider door could be better. It had suffered water damage at some point

New upholstery (Original interior was Mustard Yellow but I prefer Black)

New seat covers

Interior lights all work with exception of small overhead dome light above driver/pass area

Various foldout seat arrangements for sleeping

Birch plywood interior panels.

Looks like top layer of ceiling lament was removed

Laminated plywood cabinetry for storage (No stickers, o holes which is rare)

Electrical hookup (I hook up to remote battery charger under seat at camp sites)

New Curtains

Crank out Screenedjalousie (Venetian blind) windows work as they should

I think one the screens is torn ?

Laminated folding table in great shape

Sink deleted on purpose (Sink gets in the way when hauling kids and stuff)

Controls / Gauges:

Fuel level sensor is inaccurate so I keep tabs on miles driven (300 miles between fill ups)

Voltage, il Pressure, il Temperature gauges all work.

Tachometer works

New speedometer cable added because I hate when speedo needle bounces

Odometer works and reads 69,XXX miles.

Beats me if it is actual, o I would assume not ?

Remote Oil cooler fan switch installed if extra cooling is ever needed


New deluxe windshield with tinting at the top (A “must have” for a VW Bus)

All other glass in great condition

Clean buses are a true find here in Michigan hence my reason for buying this California bus in the first place

One small hole was patched on passenger side fender when painted.

The repair was made correctly

New (3) coats of high grade tough enamel white paint

(Scratches can easily be rubbed out when using enamel so head to the great outdoors with confidence)

Body work is not perfect but I have yet to see anyone notice

New external mirrors

New Headlights

Wipers – I have only one wiper which comes with the bus but took if off to increase visibility

Rain-Ex is good enough for race car drivers so that is what I use instead of wipers

Door locks – Front doors lock from inside but have never tried the key

Sliding door use to contact body. I have since touched up paint in this area.

New Hub caps

New Chrome exhaust tips

I have not used trailer hitch but I would not be afraid to

All glass is good without cracks

Seals do not leak but are not new

Undercarriage is in great condition (see pictures)

Much thought and care was taken insure that this Bus could transport wife and small kids without issue. 4,000 carefree, emory making miles have proved this bus to be solid.

I sincerely hope that you use this bus as an opportunity to make memories with your loved ones in this bus as well………. It would be a waste of a great vintage Bus not to. Safe Travels ……..

Questions ?

Matt 269-339-5672

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Clean and Clear title in hand (complete with coffee stains)

The Bus is listed locally I reserve the right to remove listing if it sells locally and hasn't hit the reserve price.

$500 non-refundable deposit (paypal) required from the buyer within 48 hours of end of Auction. Failure on this and I will re-list and block that bidder.

Balance of buying price due 7 days from end of auction(Bank wire)

Will hold for 30 days while buyer arranges for transport/pick-up. Buyer assumes all costs and arrangementsfor pick-up and delivery.


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