- Ad Source: Craigslist
- Location: Aurora, Colorado
- Model Year: 1970
- Model: Riviera
- Miles: Not Listed
- Engine: 1600cc
- Asking Price: $7,800
- Seller Type: Private Owner
- Contact Info: (303) 720-5814
This 1970 Volkswagen Riviera Camper Bus. I’ve owned it for about two years, and was refurbished to a road and camp-ready standard. Fresh flooring, a replaced engine and a general reconditioning of wear items and soft rubber parts throughout this van is a driver-quality van is ready to drive cross country. The van is is good condition overall with minor rust.
Largely free of rust, this very straight van sports fresh paint on the nose and right front quarter below the beltline. The lower part of the sliding door is an older repaint, though the left side of the van and surfaces above the beltline are original. Both front doors also sport original paint. Some minor rust can be seen popping through the rockers, though provided shots of the undercarriage show only surface corrosion. Some minor dents and marks can be seen elsewhere on the vehicle, but no serious damage.
Unlike the Westfalia conversions the Riviera vans sported a top which lifted vertically, affording sleeping accommodations for two up top. While the top fabric is in good condition, the zippers are showing their age and could use replacing. The center windows have been replaced with later VW units which are said to be an improvement, and new window rubber and door weatherstripping have been fitted as well. The original windows are included, though not fitted.
Inside the van sports new linoleum and wood. The original upholstery and wood paneling in the rear of the bus appear to be in very good condition overall. A tap and ice box are both fitted. The water pump works well
Sleeping and storage accommodations are somewhat more spacious than in the equivalent Westy. The front seats have been reupholstered and show a slightly brighter coloration than the upholstery in the rear.
A replacement 1600cc engine was installed, and apart from some surface corrosion the engine bay appears very clean and correct. Ignition has been upgraded with a Bosch 009 distributor to replace the stock vacuum advance unit and the carburetor is a Solex h30/31. The brake soft lines and wheel cylinders have been replaced and per the brake pedal feels firm and positive. The transmission shifts well, and will start right up every time.
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