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This 1973 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus is either the coolest thing you've ever seen, or it's the real-life version of everything you've ever suspected about the 1960s. And as you look over the full package you'll see that this "Hippie Van" has also been given the right added creature comforts so there are no bad trips.
The story that we were originally told was this VW Bus was a lovingly crafted homage to the Summer of Love that took one couple a decade to get right. We're not talking about a frame-off kind of restoration. Instead, it was about colors, materials, and textures that created the right positive vibes. We don't know what color it was originally (yellow is probably a good bet,) but at this point does it even matter? You could spend hours examining this VW like an archeological artifact, with layer upon layer of authentic artwork that exactly captures the spirit of the age. You see it in the peace sign in place of the VW logo in front, the tapestry-like tie-dyed side murals, and the "Don't Worry Be Happy" on the rear. The roof is even done in a full American peace flag to show how these Volkswagens spread love across the country. It's the kind of style that can draw a crowd - making it perfect for everything from a concert van to a mobile photo booth business.
There's more fun décor inside with the period-correct fabrics and designs. The front seats are comfortable high-back buckets that hide a road-trip ready comfort beneath distinctly mismatched covers. The flower-power steering wheel wrap and multi-color dash jazz up the classic hardy VW controls. The rear feels like where the magic happens. Liberal use of glow-in-the-dark black light paint gives it a late-1960s to early-70's vibe, But all the good stuff about the VW bus, including a tapestry-style rear seat that turns into a bed in case you want to lay down for an interior light show. Everything has a well-loved style because even when something was "new" to a hippie it likely lived a full life elsewhere. So it's just part of the correct vibe. There are nice features that you might not have expected. For example, you have the classic wardrobe and storage on the side so that you can hide your corporate work clothes when you're running short on time to get to the concert. And the radio is an AMFM/CD unit with Bluetooth, USB, and modern speakers. So the road trip tunes are far better than just what comes on the AM radio. This was even upgraded for R134a air conditioning within the last few years. It's blowing cool and likely just needs recharge to get back to ice cold.
Under the rear hatch is the classic 1700cc flat-four motor. These are the heart of the appeal of a VW Bus because they were known for being hardy and frugal. We're even told this was rebuilt within the last six years. It makes for a strong runner that you fully control with the four-speed manual transmission. Add in modern cruising tires, power brakes, and front discs, and this is a comfortable cruiser.
We like that this is a singular creation formed from love. And there are even the right touches of added comforts to let this VW love you back. In total, the unique elements that are hard to create are looking authentically terrific, and any body or cosmetic issues you may want to address are likely the kinds of things that are known to the other millions of Type 2s sold. So it's the right mix of true uniqueness while also being common to fix/maintain. So when you're trying to rekindle a touch of hippie spirit, this one-of-a-kind is a true magic Bus. Call today!!!