1978 VW Kombi Bus

Lot: 581

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 1600L 1978 VW Transporter / Camper manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 72 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Extremely unusual, rhd, 1978 VW Kombi Bus in great condition...

  • 'South African Bay Bus' built in Brazil in an unusual configuration for the SA Market
  • '13 Window' bus with a 'Bay' front instead of a split screen
  • Great Colour combination Blue over White
  • Fully refurbished bodywork in great condition
  • Recently re-upholstered to a very high standard in attractive Dark Blue and White
  • Lots of restorative work carried out, engine and much mechanical as original


Lot Details

Registration: RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1978 Engine size: 1600L
Make: VW Odometer reading (miles): 155000
Model: Transporter / Camper MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 20630054778

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 72 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


In super condition, fully refurbished 


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Recently re-upholstered to a very high standard,


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine is still standard, fair condition needs attention. No work has been done to the drive chain as people are inclined to upgrade to a larger CC Engine


Gears: Drive-shaft:


All in working condition but 2nd gear synchro requires attention

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


All running but requires some attention, however new Tyres and Brakes recently updated 


Minor: Major:


Electics all redone all in working order

Vehicle History


This is an unusual one as most of the 13 window buses were made with Split Screens, this appears to be an anomaly made for the South African market, in that it has a bay windscreen, but is fitted to a 13 window style body, giving it the fun double doors and multi window instead of the later style big windows and sliding door nearside.

No service history. Vehicle Stored For 9 Years.

About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history