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Hippie Bus, VW Early Bay 1969

May 5, 2023

Hippie Bus, VW Early Bay 1969 for sale

VW Bus for Sale, Hippie Bus, VW Early Bay 1969

Price: $11,500

Year of construction 1969. Volkswagen bus for sale in Murrieta, California. This Hippie Bus has powered by a 1600 motor mated with a 4-speed manual transmission, over half of a century is still in fantastic condition for its age, runs and drives well reportedly, and the body has a perfect shape with a nice patina look, has some spots showing rust and peeling off, but the rest are solid.

As shown here is Early Bay called model is the second generation of VW Bus (Type 2) is the second car model after the Beetle (Type 1) offered by major German car manufacturer Volkswagen, where the mission is to provide affordable cars for the masses, so make a lot of people have one or more at that time. Short production time of the Early Bay in the late 60s, only for four-year models 68, 69, 71, and 72 then replaced by Late Bay for more history read here.

Volkswagen has manufactured many models that over time got an iconic status and one of them is the VW Bus (well known worldwide as Transporter or Microbus) a lot of discontinued models are now being collected by automobile passionates as their value is rising and fewer and fewer models are available on the market, and this would be one example of classic and collectible VW Buses available for sale on the market today.


Volkswagen Transporter
Year 1969
Type T2A
Model Transporter
Color Blue
Engine 1600cc
Made in Germany
Condition Good

1600 cc motor

The motor looks clean and dry and has no words of mechanical issues or leaks, is a standard motor of the early bay model, 1600 cc with a single carburetor, able to produce 57 horsepower was up over the Split Screen, but not faster thanks to being constrained by his body weight. When new this motor could run about 65 mph for top speed, from 0 to 60 mph took 37 seconds.


VW Early Bay interior layout

The walk-through interior layout has transformed into a camper, the middle, and back benches has removed, and lots of extra space allows placing a bed into it. Unfinished cabinets make it possible to fit a stove and refrigerator, it would be nice and perfect amenities for van life purposes as a hippie.


VW Early Bay window

Hard to find imperfections from here, all look nice in the photos, it's a perfect base to restore, and for actual condition a closer inspection is necessary. Considering what we have described above, the Early Bay is the most desirable of the VW bus lineage after Split Screen, so bids lower than the price above will not satisfy the owner.

Details by owner

1969 VW bus hippie beach mobile
- 1600 Motor
- 4-Speed Manual
- clean title in hand
- current registration
- runs and drives good
- does have some rust
- good tires
- surf rack
- perfect beach cruiser
- yes it comes with the board
Lots of old-school painting is done on the van, if you use a scotch brite pad it will take the painting off and it will leave you with the original color if you'd like

$11,500 is the cheapest driving 69 buses on the market lowballers will be ignored



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