Paradise Classics
1961 Volkswagen Bus
Paradise Classics
1961 Volkswagen Bus
This is a very rare original paint bullet turn-signal flip-seat camper.
It's one of the earliest flip-seats known.
The best part is how solid it is. The body of this bus is in remarkable good shape. The only down-side is that some of the camper stuff is missing. The flip-seat itself is there, and all the attaching points are solid. The side bench seat is there with the three cushions. It looks like all the cushions still have the original plaid under the vinyl they were recovered with, which is kind of cool. The table leg is solidly attached to the floor, but the table is gone. The passenger door has the same hinge issue that’s seems to be common with buses of this era. There’s a matching door included though. I don’t know anything about the engine. There are no spark plugs in the cylinder heads, so that's not a great sign. This bus just needs the right person get it back on the road.

This bus is now happily living in one of the top VW bus collections in England.
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.
  • Among the earliest flipseats known
  • Great looking original paint
Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Model: Bus
Volkswagen Model Code: SO-34
Sub Model: Flip-Seat Camper
Trim Level: Westfalia
Body Style: Subhatch
Transmission: Manual
Forward Gears: 4
Driven Wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Configuration: Horizontally Opposed
Number of Cylinders: 4
Engine Displacement: 1200CC
Fuel: Gasoline
Fuel Delivery: Carburetor
Air Delivery: Naturally Aspirated
Cooling Method: Air-Cooled
Tags: Project Original Barn Find