1968 VOLKSWAGEN BAY WINDOW CUSTOM BUS - 161702Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #861 1968 VOLKSWAGEN BAY WINDOW CUSTOM BUShttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/161702/161702_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #861 - This 1968 VW Type II early Bay Window Bus has been fully customized while still maintaining much of its traditional appearance. It has only had two owners since new and comes with its original warranty book. It was sold by Gord Gardner Volkswagen in Fresno, CA on April 19, 1968 and remained in the Fresno area its entire life. The professionally installed lowering kit gives it a very appealing stance which is complimented by the 17" chrome EMPI Raider wheels and 45 Series tires. The exterior Burnt Copper paint was selected to provide a more contemporary image than the pastel colors so common in that era. The body color was also carried into the front cockpit and dash area to provide a full custom color package. The exterior roof rack is also painted body color and includes a blend of stainless steel along with the traditional wooden slats. It is powered by its original 1,600cc engine and performs very well along with its 4-speed transmission guided by a custom EMPI shifter. The engine compartment is highly detailed and dressed for show. The custom rear stainless exhaust gives it both a high performance appearance as well as a deep throaty rumble. The interior is fully customized with the bench seats being replaced by two tone limo-style seating configuration which is complemented by the door panels which coordinate with the color and style. Limo tint on the side and rear windows provide privacy. The front custom bucket seats also include a custom center console integrating a hand sewn VW emblem as a centerpiece feature. Many hours were spent to design and assemble this very incredible 1968 VW early Bay Window Bus. It is one-of-a-kind.
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