The baja/safari thing has gotten so big that even OEMs are picking up on the thread — Porsche had some brand new Baja styled 911 Dakar, which had some impressive and meaty 19/20inch wheels/tire combo sitting under raised wheel arches. With only 2500 examples being planned and a monstrous price tag, don’t expect one in my garage anytime in the near future…so I jumped on craigslist and found the next best thing. A VW Bus that’s had most of its body removed and a Vortec V6 hung out back. Seems about right. And, SLO isn’t SLOW, it is San Luis Obispo. Find this 1970 Volkswagen Bus offered for $14,999 near San Luis Obispo, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1970 vw bus
cylinders: 6 cylinders
title status: clean
Very unique retro 1970 Volkswagen Kombi Transporter Bus Buggy converted into a one-of-a-kind open air adventure machine.
100% street legal and has current California Registration, tags and license plate.
Engine has been converted to a brand new water cooled Chevy Vortec 4.3L V6 motor that is cooled by a polished aluminum electric fan cooled radiator with automatic thermostat fan control.
That is right: BRAND NEW CHEVY CRATE ENGINE… it doesn’t get more dependable than this!
A WWII era canteen was worked into the cooling system acting as a vintage / decorative coolant over flow tank.
Vintage wood storage crates are mounted under seats and above rear engine for plenty of passenger storage.
Chrome-moly roll cage throughout was professionally fabricated by a Baja Race Truck Builder and there is seating for 7.
Engine has very low hours and is like new (Less than 5k miles).
The Transmission has been seriously strengthened (like bullet proof) to handle the extra power of the engine.
Very well maintained by a vintage VW specialist.
Licensed and tag until 2023.
- 100% New Breaks
- 100% New Clutch
- 100% New Tires
- 100% new fuel lines
- 100% New steering linkage for better handling.
*Direct phone hookup to play music with integrated PA system with hand held ‘CB style” mic to talk to your friends/passengers while driving.
*Giant Vietnam Era ammo-can converted into speakerbox / passenger PA system / center console between driver and passenger.
Dash mounted digital rear view / backup camera.
This very unique rig is a real head-turner and is bound to attract attention + good vibes.
Feel free to call or reply with any questions. The Buggy runs great!
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