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1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 23, 2016 08:39AM


"but it’s clearly seen better days."

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$39.5K OBO

that price must appeal to the very stoned …….



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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: rasmac
Date: June 23, 2016 09:24AM
a nice, old, 23-window bus patiently waiting...
but 39k???

have fond memories of my "68 bug.

ahh, the stories it could probably tell...
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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: June 23, 2016 10:21AM
Put about $30-50K into her, it'll be fine. Those with all the windows are the most valuable I've read. I have had a '70 Bug, '74 Campmobile, '68 Campmobile, and a '57 Bug, the kind with split window in back, no gas gauge, just drive'er until she sputtered, flip reserve lever and go another 50 miles or so.



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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: steve...
Date: June 23, 2016 10:47AM
I had a '61 Kombi with a mattress in back and later, a '64 Westfalia. They were fun cars for driving and camping.

I had a '66 bug from '77 to '06. When I sold it, it was shipped to Alaska where a guy had a $10k motor to put in it. It was completely original (and tired) when I sold it — it's probably a nice custom bug now.





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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 23, 2016 10:50AM
39.5K what... DOLLARS?

*cough* I'll pass...
You could practically scratch-build a body kit and slap it on a modern car chassis for that.



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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: billb
Date: June 23, 2016 11:19AM
$39,050

what's that, back taxes ?



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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 23, 2016 11:44AM
LOL. Unless Jerry himself did something magical in this van...
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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 23, 2016 11:48AM
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LOL. Unless Jerry himself did something magical in this van...

Maybe some DNA testing of the upholstery would increase it's value.
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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 23, 2016 12:09PM
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LOL. Unless Jerry himself did something magical in this van...

Maybe some DNA testing of the upholstery would increase it's value.

You can look at that picture, and think there's any upholstery in there?



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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 23, 2016 01:06PM
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Paul F.
39.5K what... DOLLARS?

*cough* I'll pass...
You could practically scratch-build a body kit and slap it on a modern car chassis for that.

With the right skills, you can build one out of reproduction parts for about $10,000 in materials. The value is in having an original VIN. I saw a 23 window bus sell for about $110,000 last year on one of the auction shows.



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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 23, 2016 01:31PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
With the right skills, you can build one out of reproduction parts for about $10,000 in materials. The value is in having an original VIN. I saw a 23 window bus sell for about $110,000 last year on one of the auction shows.

This. The only reason to get one with original VIN is maybe a show car or to sell at auction.

late 60s models without the windows or early 70s Westfalias fully restored are under $30K.

Driving any of them around town from that era is sure to get plenty of looks and "cool"





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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 23, 2016 02:14PM
It's for people with more money than sense.



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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 23, 2016 02:47PM
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It's for people with more money than sense.
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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 23, 2016 03:14PM
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Speedy
It's for people with more money than sense.
Aging Hippies that got into the Pot Market in Colorado, and now want their stoner van back !

If you buy the real estate it sits on, you could use the vehicle as it sits, there would be no need to do anything with the remains.



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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: lost in space
Date: June 23, 2016 04:01PM
Sheesh!$39K? Wishful thinking, IMO. The only things different from the standard bus of that era were the rear quarter windows and the roof. That's what the buyer would get, from the looks of that shot body.

After paying off the tickets I got for racing my 390-powered 55 TBird on country roads, I bought a 67 Bug, very clean, in 1970. It was a good car, but it was soooo boring after the T-Bird. I found a happy medium in a 63 Austin Healey 3000. Some years after that, I bought a '64 Westphalia. I was able to fit a small sailboat kind into the back of it, and later towed a 1,000 lb day sailer on a trailer with it.To make it up the hill to my place, it was 1sdt gear for two miles, about 10 MPH at the top. I'm surprised I never fried the motor. I sold that to my brother around 1980. He drove it until the doors literally fell off.



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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 23, 2016 05:40PM
I had a 1972 VW Microbus. Good memories. old fogey smiley
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Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: June 23, 2016 06:45PM
Re: 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Project
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: June 24, 2016 08:51PM
Dreamers price...



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