Ever since I caught wind that my friend Bill was selling his VW Type 181 "Thing", I've been spending far too much time over at The Samba, checking out sweet air-cooled V-dubs. Yes, I've been bitten by "the bug" again. Maybe it was after I took a big whiff of Squareback interior a few weeks ago. Of course it's all daydreaming at this point as we still need to unload our Madison-area home.
Last night I stumbled upon the handsome beast at OldBug.com.
The motor, according to the seller is a "strong runner"- a built 2 liter. The '68 Westfalia bus we had in Boulder was saddled with a 48 HP 1600cc single port engine that struggled to accelerate to even 60 MPH. My parents shed many tears of joy when I sold the bus to some east coast hippie kid.
here for more pix and info - only $9500 - OBO of course. But don't buy it, unless you plan on placing the title under the tree for me next week. You can throw a nice bus-sized VW emblem in my stocking if you like.
Do. Want. In a very twisted sort of way.