1961 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon

Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1961 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Vacaville, California, United States
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
Trim: panel
Year: 1961
Mileage: 1
Color: Blue
Engine size: 1600dp
Number of cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 2wd
Vehicle Title: Clear
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**Free shipping to the 48 USA States, r the port of your choice for International Buyers**

This 1961 VW Panelvan has just undergone a complete restoration. This was one of 96 VW microbuses used by the “Jewel Tea Company” in the 60’s/70’s. (see the historical pictures) They were unique from the factory with safari windows, wivel seat, as heater, nd sliding rear window. This bus is one of only a few known to still exist. It retains safari windows and a swivel seat. Most everything mechanical on the bus has either been replaced or restored. The bus underwent some metal work, ut most of the bus (including the cargo floors, ront floors, attery tray and long rocker) did not need any welding! This panel is powered by a fresh 1600 dual port motor, ith an aftermarket header/quiet pack exhaust. The bus runs and stops great, racks straight down the road, nd all electric works (including wipers).

Here are some details,


- Strong running 1600 Dual Port Motor w/many new parts.

- Good transmission that stays in all gears/reverse

- Completely upgraded to 12 volt (voltage drop to original 6v wiper motor)

- All new Brake cylinders, hoes, oft lines and hard lines

- New master cylinder and reservoir

- New parking brake cables

- Stock front beam

- All new fuel lines

- New reserve fuel tap mechanism

- New Fuel Pump

- New clutch and accelerator cables

- New switches/dome lights

-Rebuilt fresh air distribution system

-Working heat (not currently hooked up)


- Dove Blue single stage paint

- Brand new made in USA all metal bumpers and mounts

- 15" Bus wheels

- Brand new tires

- Wolfgang front safari windows

- Original logo Sekurit door glass

- New 12 volt headlights

- Reproduction door handles w/keys

- All new window and door seals


- Flat gray paint to mimic the original primer

- New interior panels made by Clara

- Reupholstered front seat (TMI Cover & New pads)

- New front floor mat

*Bus has less than 50 miles on it since completion

*Clean title

*Free shipping to 48 US States or port for international buyer

*No trades please

*Payment via Cash in Person or Bank Transfer only (no cashier's checks)

Some notes: The bus came to me having had previous bodywork and a paint job (wrong color). I replaced the inner and outer rocker underneath the cargo doors, elded in proper tail light holes, nd fixed some of the bodywork that needed it. The front most cargo door sticks out a bit at the bottom (with the new seals installed). The shifting is a bit stiff, ut once you are used to it there is no problem. If you have driven an early bus then you know that they are finicky shifters. The swivel seat has been fabricated from split window rails and a bay window passenger seat & swivel. The cover/pad is a bit loose on there, ut I think it looks fine. Original metal is included in case the new owner locates the period correct split window swivel seat. The bus runs, rives, tops, nd all electric works. Idid very little underneath, xcept cables and brakes, s the steering is tight and the suspension feels good. The bus was undercoated early on, nd it has really preserved the bus. There was some of this coating in the cargo area, ut I wire brushed off as much as I could before it was painted. The front safari window glass has some sort of light pitting on them, ut this is not very noticeable or distracting.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to see the bus in person and to verify all the information in this listing. I am very flexible with buyers coming to see the bus. Sacramento (SMF), akland (OAK), nd San Francisco (SFO) are all within about 1 hour from my house. If I have time, can pick you up (SMF preferred- 45 minutes from here) to bring you to the bus.

I am available between 8am-9pm PST for calls. Texts and emails come to me instantly and I can reply much quicker. Bus is located in Vacaville, A 95687 and the port of Oakland is about 45 minutes from here.

I have sold many buses to overseas buyers, nd can make the experience very quick and easy! References and restoration pictures available to serious buyers.

The process of this transaction will be as follows:

  • Buyer sees bus, r is satisfied with information that I provide here or by phone/email
  • Buyer hits buy-it-now on this listing
  • Buyer makes immediate $500 non-refundable deposit on the bus
  • Within 5 business days from the listing ending, he Buyer deposits cash or wire transfers the full amount into my US Bank account
  • After the funds are cleared, will overnight the title and bill of sale to the Buyer
  • I will arrange the free 48 state shipping, nd normally a truck will pick up the bus within 7 days of payment.
  • Bus will be delivered to the Buyer, ully insured, pen transport.
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    Serious buyers feel free to text or call 707-724-9853


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