Old VW buses are hot items. The really old rides – like first-generation T1 23-window Sambas – are now selling for six-figure prices in mint shape. Even the newer classic-style buses are super desirable, and this custom-modified 1978 Kombi mini-motorhome is one of the coolest we’ve seen. The best part? It’s for sale and frankly, the asking price of $16,500 (about £12,525 at the current rates) seen pretty reasonable. If you're keen to pick this up in the UK, however, you'll need to set aside a bit more coin for shipping. It's currently exploring South America from São Paulo, Brazil.
This find comes to us from Louis-Maxence Leclère on Facebook, and clicking the link you'll find a post full of details on what all this VeeDub has to offer. The seller mentions an extensive laundry list of repairs and updates, including a vehicle restoration and camper-focused additions made both in 2017 and December 2018. The summary on the mechanical/functional side is that it’s rust-free with new panels installed as needed, updated electrics, a rebuilt 1,600 cc engine, new brakes, new suspension, and of course the sweet two-tone red/white exterior.
Gallery: 1978 Volkswagen Kombi Custom Motor Home
Photo Credits: Louis-Maxence Leclère
As for the vanlife aspect, plenty of recent work is done there as well. The post says the van is completely insulated with new electrical work and rocks a full kitchen, a new water pump for the sink, custom furniture, and new seats. There are no bathroom facilities on board, but it reportedly has a 40-litre water capacity. Checking out the photos inside, it looks insanely comfortable and cozy – perfect for a weekend getaway.
With the seller located in Brazil, that obviously means the bus is there as well. Scrolling through the comments, that doesn’t appear to be a worry for many interested parties as there are questions about shipping it to all kinds of locations. The post is dated March 31 but it's still active, so there's still a chance to give this sweet ride a new home.