1957 Super Cool 50’s Logo’d VW Panel Van Camper For Sale
Originally Dove blue when it left the factory this bus was painted orange in the early 80’s and had the logos of an Audi on one side and a Porsche on the other side by a repair shop called Marina Porsche & Audi located in Marina Del Sol California who used it a shop bus/weekend surf bus..
The paint is worn and ageing well in line with the overall look of the bus.. There is no rust on this bus what so ever apart from what you see on the front and rear bumpers but there is scratches and marks all over.. some 50 years old some 2 years old but all add to The overall look and history of the bus..
The front safaris (with Butty’s seals) and front bumper are original to the bus. The rear bumper is a repo but aged to suit the look. Cyclops Light was on it when i bought it and now works perfectly.. rear safari also fitted in my ownership.
There has been some external body work carried out in my ownership (have pictures on file) which was the front clip completely replaced, painted orange over blue and then rubbed back in places to again match the look of the bus.. New front wheel arch also replaced.. whole underside has also been treated and painted front to back.
Up front the whole cab area inc dash has been painted anthracite grey.
The humped front bench seat is original the bus including the cover but the base has been modified to suit the 4” tubs it currently sits on..
Retro Lap belts fitted for driver and passenger and also has a vwJim locking plate on the treasure chest to lock valuables away.
Gene berg shifter fitted, MJC steering wheel and retro sounds stereo.
Speaker fitted behind the dash with more speakers under the bench area facing outwards.
Petrol and oil temp gauge fitted. Large Rev counter as well.
Has a cigarette lighter for 12v plug ins below the dash with hand held fire extinguisher.
Original rubber matt is under the fitted matt set.
In the rear it has been insulated and in some places had dynamatt installed before perspex panels have been fitted.
A bespoke full length solid Ash cabinet made by SJH joinery runs the full length down one side (which is excellent quality) with draws and cupboards throughout.
3/4 Rustylee rock’n roll bed powder coated white with a 4” mattress and 2x lap belts.
Rear blind and front curtain fitted with bespoke deep pile matt on the floor.
Under the rock’n roll bed lives the leisure battery, 12volt socket, stereo amp, 10” sub and a couple of 6x9’s with tweeters
All in all a very comfy place to be and spend the day or night in..
1641cc fitted with Twin 34’s and a rebuilt taller geared gearbox (ratios can be given on request).
Vw aircooled works fire extinguisher fitted with fit and forget fuel lines.
Rayverns hydraulic suspension fitted (remote key and dash switch operated)
CSP upgraded rear brakes and front disc conversion.
Fully rewired. MSD 6A control box.
Raised narrow front beam, Steering box raise, front chassis notch, rear chassis notch, front tubs, rear hand made bespoke tubs, engine raised, gearbox raised and gearbox cradle strengthened and narrowed down to allow the rear to sit lower when on full drop.
Concept racing oil cooler, oil temp thermostat and external oil cooler fitted ready for a bigger engine but not connected at this time.
Volkshaus stainless steel exhaust which is made to measure to clear everything.
Gas strut to support engine lid.
Ive probably missed loads which the bus has or has had but All in All a pretty awesome bus that is a real head turner where ever it goes..
Only known faults is a weeping hydraulic hose and hand brake is there but doesn’t work.. both never really bothered me..
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