Asking Price: $28,500
- Year: 1970
- Model: Westfalia
- Odometer: See Below
- Engine: See Below
- Transmission: See Below
- Type: Private Owner
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Name: Not Provided
- Phone: See Below
- Email: See Below
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It is very hard to put Myrtle the Turtle up for sale, but we have a new baby, along with changing priorities.
This VW Westfalia campmobile bus has been in our family for about 10 years and has seen most of the continental USA with us. This bus has been to Yellowstone twice, the Redwoods, Bonneroo Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, New Orleans. We toured all the National Parks in southern Utah (Arches, Zion, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, etc.) and she took us to The Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, the Badlands, Painted Desert/Petrified forest and countless other destinations.
I have put endless hours of blood, sweat equity and LOTS of money into restoring this highly collectible camper bus. The bus has been stored inside our garage the last 10 years. The interior is completely restored (pictures speak for themselves); brand new professional upholstery installed throughout the entire bus last year; original stock, complete, unmolested factory Westfalia interior (table, icebox, sink, Z bed, poptop and cabinetry). Installed a new tongue-in-groove floor, brand new baltic birch headliner panels, baltic birch wall panels, new poptop fabric, new “old stock” 3 piece dash. All new “old stock” correct dash switches (all working). New Pioneer USB CD player and Rockford Fosgate speakers up front. Custom curtains by my wife 🙂
I had a deluxe rebuild on the 1600 Dual Port motor less than 30k ago. Runs very strong, consistent compression in all cylinders and very reliable. PICT 30/31 carb just rebuilt this spring. I put over $5,000 into having all rust professionally repaired on the bus a couple years back. Brand-new adjustable Koni shocks all the way around, with shock extenders on the front shock mounts. All new tie rods, tie rod ends, CV joints, wheel bearings, all new drums/shoes, steering stabilizer. New master cylinder and all new brake fluid hard lines. New clutch cable and accelerator cable. Bus just had a valve adjust/oil change, heads re-torqued/balanced and full tune-up. Running like a top and ready to take you on your next adventure in style.
It truly needs nothing, and I wouldn’t hesitate to take this bus across the country again. I have won multiple awards at shows with this bus as it sits. I never re-sprayed the bus, as I have had so many compliments on the satin patina of the existing paint. A paint job could easily increase the value by another 7-10k. The new owner(s) can decide if they want to paint the exterior, or not.
Only serious inquiries PLEASE. I know what this bus is worth, and a low-ball offer will not get a response. Cash in my hand for a test drive. I need ZERO help selling the bus. I will entertain shipping the bus to a long-distance buyer, but the buyer must arrange and pay for all shipping costs; in the event of a long-distance sale, the bus will not be released until the money has sat in escrow and cleared the bank.
Thanks for looking.