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VW Bus Tin Top Riviera For Sale

Written By Admin on May 24, 2017 | 8:50 AM

VW Bus Tin Top Riviera For Sale

VW Bus for Sale, VW Bus Tin Top Riviera For Sale

Price: $20500

Year of construction 1978. VW Riviera Tin Top Camper for sale in Seattle, WA. Currently the owner and bus stay in British Columbia, if you're interested the owner friend will help you. The bus was originally from Tacoma so no need to worry about titling process.

As shown here is a Tin Top Camper made by Riviera based on the T2B Bus with rare configuration, for the 39 years old is incredible bus, the body frame has a great shape no hole or rotten by rust, overall condition also well inside and out with only 77740 miles shown at odometer.

Not perfect but is a lot worthy than the most of the buses out there, it looks very well care for till today.

Volkswagen Transporter
Year 1978
Type T2B
Model Riviera Camper
Color Blue
Engine ASK
Made in Germany
Condition Excellent


Details by owner
First of all, I am in BC, but I have a friend in Seattle that could help with titling of the Bus for Export to the USA. This Bus was originally from Tacoma so it should be an easy process for my friend who has plenty of experience with importing VWs.

1978 Riviera Tin Top Camper Bus. Rare in this configuration...eliminating the weight of the pop top gives a more nimble driving feel. Perfect for the show-going couple, but has on original, easy set up Riviera tent if more space is required.

Originally a Washington State Bus. Leisure battery tray was the only significant rust and it has been replaced with glued-in flat plate(functional, but not that pretty). Underside of the rest of the bus is incredible!

All original interior in excellent condition...even has seat covers on front seats(seat vinyl excellent underneath). I have the stove that fits under the back seat in good condition, but I have never used it. I also have the box that fits between the front seats.

There is currently no radio in the Bus as I had to take it out to apply for collector plates here in BC

I recently removed, bead blasted, repainted, and polished(and protect-a-coated) the brass fittings of the propane tank before reinstalling.

I just replaced the push rod tube seals and have taken the opportunity to sand blast and VHT ceramic coat and bake (as per instructions) the entire exhaust/heater system that bolts up to the underside of the engine compartment. See the pics attached.

Never welded, resprayed 4 years ago in Neptune Blue(original colour). It is not perfect, but a good driver paint job.

2L fuel injected, pertronix ignition installed.

Drives well, tons of power, good compression all 4 cylinders, 77740 original miles on odometer.

Riviera Lightweight(nylon) Tent and Original 3/4 length HWE roof rack.

Yes I know the front emblem is too big for a 78! When I got the Bus it sported a spare on the front. The carrier bracket came off easily and it just so happened the holes were the right spacing for a mocked up emblem I cut out of plastic. Sounds hokey, but looks good and funnily enough I get compliments on it, LOL!

Note: A friend pointed out that I included a rear 3/4 view pic where the rear side window has a "Camper Rental" sign in it. I feel as though I should point out that I NEVER rented this camper out because it was just TOO NICE :) . I had thoughts of doing such a business, but I realized it would be a crime to subject this beautiful original condition interior to such a fate....

Price is in USD

If you're interested find this one in Craigslist



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