1973 Volkswagen Westfalia in Collectible Condition

This wonderful 1973 Volkswagen Westfalia was discovered sitting inside a California dessert garage where it has been sitting since 1987.
The odometer is at 39,XXX miles and judging by the condition of the car it may well be true miles.
Technik : The engine spins easy, and starts up every time. It likes to be warmed up for a good minute – two before the idle levels out. It still has the original dual Solex carburetors which provide good power even going up hill or cruising down the freeway. The steering, and suspension is tight as is the shifting. All the electrical is in good working order. It also has a plug for a lighter which can be used to charge your phone, misc. electronics.
Exterior : The paint is completely original. Every panel was measured, and there is no panel that has seen a second layer of paint, except for paint dab touch ups here / there to cover paint chips. It used to have a CB radio and the antenna was drilled into the driver side rain gutter. There is two holes. The CB radio does come with the car, and can be put back in. The interior is largely original apart from the canvas top. The undercarriage has the original factory undercoating. The only rust on the car is a small hole underneath the passenger battery tray (see photos) and a small gash on the bottom portion of the sliding door which was touched up by brush paint. There are some dings, and dents throughout the bus, especially in the front behind the spare wheel.
Interior : The interior is in really great shape. It is largely original, and shows minimal wear. The canvas top is brand new. There is chair that you could put between the front seats, or move around the bus as well as the child cob that can be hung up on top of the front seats. The jack (in the original perforated vinyl) is underneath the passenger seat. A spare with a white cover, and smiley cover on top in front of the car as well as a second spare inside the spare wheel well in the back of the car.
Conclusion : This is a largely original, amazing shape 73′ Westy. There aren’t many like it for sale.

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