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Thanks for the add to your group! I'm looking for a new owner for my 65 Dormobile.
$95,500 - Trail, British Columbia
Clean bus that is ready to go. I'm going to get it ready with an oil change, check tranny fluid, brake fluid, grease it, basic stuff for the year of adventure! This is one sweet bus that has had regular maintenance and anything that needed replacing replaced. Rear shoes replaced after 46 years. The front end was completely greased last year and will be good. The part I love about this bus are the waves, thumbs up and peace signs I get as I drive down the road or through campgrounds. The crowds that form will make it difficult for you to park. BE FOREWARNED! (This will bring a sense of pride to you with a hell of a grin!) If you want to give an element of surprise come into the camp under the cover of darkness! This is my M.O.! I love this bus!
It's super easy to set up as well. Park, release 2 straps, pop the top, fold down the Dormatic seats roll out your sleeping bag and pillow and you're good to go! I'll warn you that people may try to look in the windows but can't. They are Limo Tinted for privacy.
The bus runs cooler with an external oil cooler with a 12 volt cooling fan, 3.5 litre deep sump, external oil filter as well as a high volume oil pump. I'm running full synthetic oil in the engine that lowers the oil temperature by 10 degrees or so. The temperature gauge is mounted with Velcro on the dash beside the tach which is also attached in the same manner. (No holes)
The fan and stereo are 12 volt. They are run off 2 12 volt car batteries that are charged by 2 solar panels in the roof. The engine is still using the 6 volt factory system in order to keep the originality of the bus. The colour is the stock colours. Salmon/grey. This bus turns heads! There are very few VW buses on the road and even fewer "Split buses". Darwin is a camper and is used as such. I use it a few times a year for camping or car shows. I do get a lot of attention where ever I go. If you're shy be prepared to lose that fairly quickly. People will talk to you about how Uncle Bill or Aunt Jean had one just like it years ago and how much they loved it. (You don't have to tell them that they probably didn't because this is a rare Dormobile and not a Westfalia). They don't need to know.
Gas stations can be slow. It won't take long to fill the tank but inevitably someone will get into a conversation with you. (Drives my girlfriend nuts!)
Long story but if you can see yourself owning this iconic part of History please contact me. I've owned Darwin since 1991 and have enjoyed restoring and driving him. I've been to the States a few times and the Border Crossing Guards admire the work I've done to the VW. Just drop me a line and this can very well be in your future! Good luck️