Stock # EV580C
Mileage: 48,000
Manual 4-Speed
Savannah Beige
Tan Leatherette

1971 VW Westfalia Campmobile
Restored in 2015
Pastel White / Tan Leatherette Interior
Freshly Rebuilt Air-Cooled 1641cc H4
Chassis #: 2312102923
Paint: Pastel White (LD90
Upholstery: Sewfind XTF-615 Buff (Fabric Group B
Carpet: Sewfind Charcoal #5827
Curtains: Sewfine 9 Piece Stripe 3s05 “Best” Fabric. Full set
Top: GoWesty Tan Pop-Top #231-702C
July 2016: Replace clutch, flywheel and O-ring, gland nut, adjust valves, replace brake fluid reservoir, master brake flush, repair ignition distributor. General inspection completed before road trip – adjust brake drums, adjust parking brake, fluid changes
August 2016: Replace central ignition coil and spark plugs
October 2016: New alternator, electronic ignition, tune carb, make and wire new alternator harness, ignition module and coil
April 2017: Replace fuel sending unit, which required removing engine and transmission, fuel tank, and firewall. Fix faulty running lights. Repair radio wiring, install correct wiring for power source and ground
June 2017: Replace clutch linkage, shift coupling kit, shifter bushing kits
Evolve Motors and Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1971 VW Westfalia
This lovely Type 2 was sold new in Chicago at Nelson-McGawn VW to a gentleman from South Dakota, who owned it until at least 1981, as that's where the South-Dakota-based stamps in the original maintenance record booklet end. The next record we have of the bus was when it was purchased by a woman in Steamboat Village, Colorado in 1992, who kept the bus until 2004. The Colorado-based owner was very enthusiastic about it, having held the bus near-and-dear to her heart for a number of years. When she sold it, she left a note in it describing her experience with the bus; she had crossed the country in it several times, attended hundreds of music festivals, and even lived in it for a few years in the 90s. “Every piece of her [the bus] has sunshine in it.” It's the perfect VW Bus story really, a camper used as intended for decades then sold to an appreciative owner who paid to have it restored to it's 1970s glory
We're selling this bus on behalf of it's owner, who commissioned a restoration of the van just two years ago. During that time, the engine was fully rebuilt by a long-time VW specialist in Kansas, using all new parts with the exception of the block, which was machined and bored out. A fresh coat of the original Pastel White LD90 was applied, and the interior was gone through and replaced in its entirety. This Type 2 is in exactly the condition we'd want it, restored but not quite concours-level. It's definitely “clean” and show-worthy, but not so outrageously mint that you'd be hesitant to take it out camping
The Exterior
Pastel White is one of our favorite colors on Type 2s and looks just perfect against the white bumpers and pop-top. As you'd expect, considering paint was done less than two years ago, paint shows extremely well. There are very few signs of age. Blemishes, or imperfections rather, include a small scuff on the step into the cabin on the driver's side, slightly visible paint run on the white rear bumper, yellowing on the underside of the rear bumper from the tailpipe, and a handful of small, very minor chips scattered about. There is no body damage or door dings. All chrome is mirror-like and close-to-new, including mirrors, door handles, window trim, light trim, and hubcaps. All glass and lights are clear and crack free, though the front left fog light lens does have some glue holding one of the screws in. Pop-top from GoWesty is in excellent shape. Tires are brand new Hankooks, dated 2017
The Interior
With the exception of the original seatbelts, the interior is just about entirely new. Really the only imperfection in the interior is one crack on the dash, which is on the inside of the passenger-side dash handle. Interior items, including seats, carpeting, and cu