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1981 Volkswagen Bus

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$19,000

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1981 Volkswagen Bus

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1981 Volkswagen Bus

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1981 Volkswagen Bus

High Bidder:  Turtleton

Auction Type:  Reserve

Highest Bid: $19,000 (USD)
Reserve Not Met

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Chassis/VIN:

21B0146447

Location:

Katy, Texas

Odometer:

196,545 (Mi)

Lot Number:

18193673

Engine:

1,600cc Flat-4

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

Highest Bid: $19,000 (USD) Reserve Not Met

High Bidder:  Turtleton

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

21B0146447

Location:

Katy, Texas

Odometer:

196,545 (Mi)

Lot Number:

18193673

Engine:

1,600cc Flat-4

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

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Vehicle Story

This 1981 Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi Bus is a cosmetically and mechanically refurbished vehicle that was imported to the United States, receiving power from a rebuilt 1.6-liter flat-4 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. It has been equipped with new brakes, Tornel Classic tires, an AM/FM radio, and more. Finished in two-tone Canary Yellow and White over a green and dark gray cloth interior, this Type 2 Bus is now offered with a clear title in the seller’s name.

The Volkswagen Bus dates back to 1949 when it first went into production as a light commercial vehicle with multiple purposes including passenger transport and cargo delivery. In 1967, a revised variant known as the Type 2 debuted, characterized by a one-piece windshield and larger exterior dimensions. This Bus from 1981 was imported to the United States and received fresh two-tone Canary Yellow and White paint in 2021, complemented by white headlight surrounds and chrome mirror caps and door handles. Features include headlight eyebrows, a VW front emblem, and an access hatch at the rear. 

White steel 14-inch wheels with polished center caps are wrapped in Tornel Classic tires with good tread remaining. The seller notes that the brakes have been replaced recently.

The interior is upholstered in a tri-tone color scheme of green cloth bucket seats at the front, black vinyl door panels, a black dashboard, and two rows of dark gray cloth rear seats. An AM/FM radio has been added.

Instrumentation consists of a 150-km/h speedometer and a combination gauge for the fuel level and coolant temperature. The odometer reads 196K kilometers, although the true mileage on the chassis is unknown.

The rebuilt air-cooled 1.6-liter flat-4 is rated at 50 horsepower and said to perform well according to the seller. New hardware includes the distributor, carburetor, alternator, and ignition coil. Power is fed to the rear wheels via a floor-shifted 4-speed manual transaxle.

The seller notes that there is light corrosion on the underbody.

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Comments & Questions

July 05, 2022
11:05 AM

BID: $19,000

July 05, 2022
11:05 AM

BID: $18,500

July 05, 2022
11:03 AM

BID: $18,000

July 05, 2022
11:03 AM

BID: $17,500

July 05, 2022
09:45 AM

BID: $17,000

July 05, 2022
05:58 AM

BID: $16,000

July 04, 2022
09:28 AM

BID: $14,000

July 04, 2022
01:07 AM

BID: $13,000

July 03, 2022
06:15 PM

BID: $12,500

July 03, 2022
05:43 PM
Bidder

@cmsks – Hello, Yes the inner body and frame are solid and in good condition other than light corrosion in some areas. Most of the body had no rust at all. ...

Thank you for the prompt reply. Nice looking VW Bus. Happy 4th of July!

July 03, 2022
05:36 PM
Seller

@TLKL2002 – Thank you for noting the “light corrosion underbody” - my question is: is the frame solid as well as inner body; was the body in pretty good, minimal rust shape prior to the re-painting? Thank you. ...

Hello, Yes the inner body and frame are solid and in good condition other than light corrosion in some areas. Most of the body had no rust at all.

July 03, 2022
05:29 PM
Bidder

Thank you for noting the “light corrosion underbody” - my question is: is the frame solid as well as inner body; was the body in pretty good, minimal rust shape prior to the re-painting? Thank you.

July 03, 2022
01:34 PM

BID: $10,500

July 03, 2022
10:45 AM

BID: $9,900

July 03, 2022
09:25 AM

BID: $9,800

July 03, 2022
08:52 AM

BID: $9,200

July 02, 2022
10:49 AM

BID: $9,100

July 02, 2022
08:19 AM

BID: $9,000

July 01, 2022
03:49 PM

BID: $8,300

July 01, 2022
08:52 AM

BID: $8,200

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