Paradise Classics
1970 Volkswagen Bus
Paradise Classics
1970 Volkswagen Bus
This is such a cool camper!
This Westfalia camper was originally made to US specs, but delivered to a dealer in Germany. It's likely that since there was a US airforce base in the same city as the dealership in Germany where the tag says the bus was sent, it may have been ordered there by a member of the military, then shipped home.
It has a front bench seat, which isn't too common on bay-window Westys. It also has some neat options codes like a gas heater (unfortunately the heater is long gone). It runs and drives.
The original color was Brilliant Blue. It's been repainted a different color, but that's a really cool color if you ever wanted to put it back to original.
It starts right up and runs great. The engine is a single-port, dual relief, with doghouse fan-shroud - which is an excellent set-up for a bus. We just installed a new starter with bushing.
It’s really complete, and even still has the child’s cot, mosquito nets, upper cot, spare rim, etc. It has a front bench seat, with independently adjustable driver’s seat. The front bench is harder to find and great because it allows a lot more room in the sleeping area, more people up front, and more comfort for the passenger. It looks like all the upholstery is original. This bus also has a pretty cool set of factory option codes, which you can see below.
There is some misc. stuff that comes with the bus which includes a few things that were removed by a previous owner, and even a few extra parts.

1970 model year bus
M-Codes (these are to the best of my knowledge):
121- Electric fresh air fan in cab (ambulance fan)
500- Full-width cab partition lower with two-seat passenger seat
518- Campmobile with pop-up roof
C01- Group code which includes:
*020 - speedometer and odometer in miles
*089 - laminated windscreen glass
*102 - rear window heating
*181 - chrome hubcaps
*206 - Inner rear-view mirror, anti-dazzle
*507 - ventilation windows in cabin doors
*511 - padded dashboard and dashboard lid (not for RHD)
*517 - Factory prepared campmobile interior
*524 - USA and Canada specifications
*525 - seatbelts for USA and Canada
094- Lockable engine lid
097- Car radio model "Emden" (MW, LW, FM and tapedeck connection)
119- Eberspacher stationary heater
Color – Brilliant Blue (one of the coolest colors offered on buses)
Manufactured – Monday of the 50th week in 1969
Originally exported to – Dealer in Bad Kreuznach in Germany
Configuration - Kombi, sliding door right, LHD
Engine – 47bhp including exhaust control system
Transmission – Manual

This great bus is going to a really nice local family, who is going to use it like it was intended.
Sorry, this one already went to a new home, but if you check our current inventory, I bet you'll find something else that you'll like.
Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Model: Bus
Volkswagen Model Code: Type 2 - T2
Sub Model: Camper
Trim Level: Westfalia
Body Style: Pop-Top
Volkswagen Color Name: Brillantblau 50H (originally)
Country of Manufacture: Germany
Transmission: Manual
Forward Gears: 4
Driven Wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Configuration: Horizontally Opposed
Number of Cylinders: 4
Engine Displacement: 1600CC
Fuel: Gasoline
Fuel Delivery: Carburetor
Air Delivery: Naturally Aspirated
Cooling Method: Air-Cooled
Tags: Shiny Restored Project Original Barn Find