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Rack Up Some Groovy Miles In This $15.5K 1978 VW Bus

By Jeffrey N. Ross Oct 10, 2019
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By Jeffrey N. Ross Oct 10, 2019
Proof that not all Type 2s have to be six-figure show cars

Finding a good VW Bus is easy these days; finding one that is affordable is a far more challenging. In recent years, these old vans have skyrocketed in both popularity and price with some commanding six-figure prices, but this original 1978 Volkswagen Type 2 being sold by Vintage Car Collector is both beautiful and affordable.

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It doesn't take long to recognize how good of a condition this 1978 Volkswagen Type 2 is in, and that is mostly due to the fact that there are just 61,000 actual miles showing on the odometer. The fact that this all-original Bus is located in California doesn't hurt the matter either, and the clean body and undercarriage help give proof that this van lived its life in the dry, salt-free air of the Southwest.

While the looks are definitely a throwback, this Bus even a classic '70s paint job with a combination of brown and tan with orange and yellow stripes. The orange "VW" logo on the nose and the color-matched steel wheels and hubcaps add a cool element to this van, while the massive luggage rack suggests this van is up for any road trip. The interior is definitely ready to haul you and your six closest friends with three rows of seats that show no signs of wear.

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Vintage Car Collector has this original 1978 Volkswagen Type 2 priced at just $15,500, but you can click HERE to make on offer on this vintage automotive icon. This Bus is in good enough condition to take it to car shows, but it's also priced low enough that it would make for a great driver-quality classis. And what would be better than hitting the road in a vintage VW Bus?


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