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SOLD - 1968 LHD Westfalia Pop Top California Import

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Here is my 68 Californian pop top westy. It has all the 68 one year only items and was a 1 owner bus when I got it from California. Its pretty much original paint. This van was always built as a keeper and has been gone through front to back and pretty much everything has either been upgraded or replaced. The bus has always been garaged. The plan was always to build it for the family but now the family is not only too old but has expanded. So the bus has to go as its simply not getting the use it needs.




Here’s a breakdown of just how much I have changed or upgraded:

1500/1600 Single port engine
New Alternator
Electronic Ignition
VW Aircooled Works Fire Suppression System
Hot Start Relay

The lower windscreen was repaired due to rust
Inner and outer lower valance replaced
2 small sections replaced in the cab floor
Rear battery & corner replaced from a body cut
Small panel added by sliding door
Front panel repainted, rear corner and side rear arch

Front windscreen glass and seal replaced
New Rear US Spec Lights & Seals
New number plate light and seal
Reverse lights converted to indicators and seals replaced
New cab door rubbers and ¼ light seals
Headlights converted to H4
New complete front indicators and seals
Speedmaster Porsche pattern wheels
185/65 Rear – 165/60 front tyres
New front and rear side reflectors
New Pop top seals
New wiper blades

3 ½ Flipped dropped spindles with new arms and ball joints
New inner and outer rear wheel bearings
New rear KYB gas shocks
New front Bilstein shocks
Stock width beam with adjusters welded in
New idler pin
Track rods and ball joints
Adjustable spring plates

New curtains & Cushions
Complete retrimmed seats, door cards, rock n roll bed, buddy seats
VDO Tacho
VDO oil temp & Pressure gauges
Stereo and speakers front and rear
New Deluxe door pulls & window winders
New front and rear 3 point seat belts
New pop top canvas and parts (yet to be fitted)
New cab bunk
New pop top roof bunk
Front screen black out blinds
Thermal side screens
LED dashboard bulbs
New Gen VW ignition
New ply head liner/roof
Roof and side panels sound proofed and insulated
12v USB & cig lighter sockets

New driveshafts
Gearbox oil changed
New front and rear gearbox mounts
New gearbox front and rear linkage bushes
New Start Motor
New Clutch Cable

Porsche Pattern Rear disc kit
Porsche 944 front disc conversion
New handbrake cables
New brake master
New front and rear flexi brake hoses
New brake light switches
New Reservoir tank

Fuel System:
New used petrol tank – sealed
New fuel lines & Filler neck
New Fuel solenoid cut off

Dash cam added with reversing camera
New Battery
Durite Split Charge setup
New leisure battery with 240v hook up
Butty’s Bits Accelerator Pedal kit & Cable
Diesel Heater
Interior LED lights
Under seat Cab mats
***** Gene Berg shifter not included ******

Bad points
If you can call them that. The only items I would sort if i was keeping just haven't got round to it yet:

Pop Top canvas need replacing - BUT the bus does come with brand new orange canvas and all the bits ready to fit
Steering box has some play in it, I have lived with it but could do with being rebuilt
Currently MOT Exempt as wasn't fussed as I know the bus is good










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As for price I am looking for £19,500 will consider serious offers around this figure, but happy to discuss possible PX with cash my way. Must be running, driving and air-cooled (No Projects).
Bus is located in Swindon, Wiltshire.
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