1976 Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia Camper

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1976 Volkswagen Bus Hot Rod with Westfalia Camper conversion

It was the Swinging 60s when the VW Bug really took off. Even though it was a design from the 1930s, the Bug sales jumped at that time due to affordability and great fuel mileage. But something else happened. The Bug had a cult following that made it the most successful import car in the history of the US car business. With this success came the VW Bus, also known as the Type 2.

Many people today think that Chrysler debuted the Mini-Van but this is not true. The VW Bus was really the 1st popular Mini-Van. As the popularity of the Bus grew, VW began offering different variations such as a Pick-Up, Panel Van, and most popular, the Camper. VW had all camper conversions performed by an outside company called Westfalia. This German company was made famous by the VW conversions. These were very elaborate conversions that included all the basics needed for camping. Westfalia was incredibly ingenious in getting all the necessities into a very small space. But once you raise the roof, it felt much more spacious.

This example built in 1976 comes to us from a collector of a wide variety of cars. It was the goal to take the Kids camping but when you have teenage girls, that turned out to be a no-go. Aside from the great condition of this "Type 2:" is the power plant. The original 69 horsepower 4 cylinder motor has been replaced by a Scat Performance 2.6 liter flat 4 cylinder long block. This is the pinnacle of replacement engines for VW. This example has been professionally built (the records show) with dual Weber Carburetors and a new free-flow exhaust system from California Pacific/JBugs. This is only the beginning of all the mechanical maintenance and upgrades. Records also show brake upgrade and clutch replacement. In other words, it is ready for the Great Outdoors. (We know, we already said that)

At Motorcar Gallery we have a great selection of Automobiles from Exotics to Classics to American Muscle. Each vehicle in our inventory is carefully selected to meet very demanding specifications. We have financing and leasing options available and trades are always welcome. Shipping globally is also easily arranged. Please ask us about our Automobile Storage options. Call us today for more information on this car or any of the other services we have available at 954-522-9900

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder

Body

Body Color
Sage Green
Body Style
Van
Doors
3

Basic

Year
1976
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Type 2
Miles
58,010

Interior

Engine Size
2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder
Transmission Type
4 Speed
Body Style
Van
Miles
58,010
Vin
2362110652
Stock
2662
754-704-1500

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