1971 Westfalia Camper!

1971 Westfalia Camper Bus, Mostly Original Paint, Fun Driver

Here's a desirable and remarkably dry 1971 Westy that is still showing approximately 85% of its original L90 Pastel White paint.  It has recently been serviced, has a new poptop canvas and seal, a brand new set of aggressive looking knobby tires, and it comes with a new set of Clara's door panels that are yet to be installed.

The body is well above average, impressively straight, and dry.  It is currently showing most of the original paint, the rear corner and hatch were resprayed many years ago and match decently for a driver.  The front floor is great testimony to how dry of a climate this Bus has lived in for the last 48 years, too.  The paint can certainly polish up nicely with a little effort.

The Westfalia camper interior is in fair shape and comes with the equipment shown as well as the unit that goes behind the driver's seat, the chair, and the child's cot is also included.  The cabinet that goes behind the passenger's seat is missing.  Overall it's very user friendly for camping or as a regular driver.

Mechanically the Bus is a reliable driver with a 1600cc dual port, IRS transaxle, factory front disc brakes, and stock 1971 style Bus wheels.  All 5 knobby tires are brand new, it recently had a tune up by Dave Gilchrist at Vintage German Motors, and the carburetor was rebuilt by Blackline Racing around the same time as the tuneup.  This is a very user friendly combo for drivability and many guys really love 1971's as they have nice suspension, disc front brakes, are the last year for the upright style engine, and they are factory 12 volt, too.  

Overall this is a pretty good Bus, nicer than most you'll come across, super dry, and very enjoyable for camping, too.  We don't expect it will last long.  Thanks!


Please note this cool Westy is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Brendan Finn (858)366-2549

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