AutoHunter Spotlight: 1978 Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia camper

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1978 Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia camper.

“This Westfalia bus was manufactured as part of a two-year Champagne Edition run with a unique two-tone color scheme and equipment,” the listing states. “Its Agate Brown and Pastel White finishes were reapplied during a refurbishment process carried out in 2007 and the vehicle has reportedly been garage-kept during winters since that time. In addition to the paintwork, exterior restoration includes the replacement of the window seals, chrome headlight rings, front turn signals, taillights, antenna, mirrors, side mirrors, wiper arms, and pop-up canvas top. The chrome bumpers were replaced in 2012.”

 1978 Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia camper

It rides on a set of white steel wheels with polished hubcaps and tires with black sidewall lettering.

This Volkswagen Westfalia van features reupholstered vinyl and plaid front bucket seats, a rear bench seat, and a rear sleeping area with an additional upper bed. Camping amenities include a sink with a pump, a propane stove, a propane/electric refrigerator, and a swiveling pedestal table.

It’s powered by a rebuilt 2.0-liter flat-four air-cooled engine that was installed in 2017. The engine is paired with a floor-shifted four-speed manual and the clutch housing was recently repaired. This Volkswagen is rear-wheel drive.

Within the last 12 years the muffler was replaced, and the fuel system and vacuum pump were serviced. New brakes were installed in 2010.

The sale includes a clear Michigan title in the seller’s name, an E-Z UP awning, a car cover, spare window gaskets, service manuals, and service records back to 1992. The five-digit mechanical odometer currently reads 72K miles, which indicates 172K actual miles accrued, according to the seller.

This 1978 Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia camper’s auction ends on Monday, November 28, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. (MST)

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