Outstanding 1978 Passenger Bus for Sale

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Re: Outstanding 1978 Passenger Bus for Sale

Post by Jivermo » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:35 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Hah! Knew a bit of the BobD story, but this give a real time pic.

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Re: Outstanding 1978 Passenger Bus for Sale

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:45 am

Jivermo wrote:
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:35 am
Hah! Knew a bit of the BobD story, but this give a real time pic.
Pow! Another half-decade escapes.
So, here are the most recent ( April 17, 2018 ) "for sale" pictures. Vehicle has 111,130 miles, new Maxxis 751 tires.
If you have $37,250.00 cash burning a hole in your pocket, you may apply for a Consideration To Sell To You interview form.
Colin

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Outstanding 1978 Passenger Bus for Sale

Post by hippiewannabe » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:36 am

Still a beauty. If you get $37k for it, I will take back everything I said about the sinfulness of running up the miles. I still would have rather seen its low mile rarity preserved, but what the heck, it's just a car. If you got to enjoy driving it for 70K miles, and still make a profit on the sale, who can argue?
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Re: Outstanding 1978 Passenger Bus for Sale

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:28 pm

hippiewannabe wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:36 am
Still a beauty. If you get $37k for it, I will take back everything I said about the sinfulness of running up the miles. I still would have rather seen its low mile rarity preserved, but what the heck, it's just a car. If you got to enjoy driving it for 70K miles, and still make a profit on the sale, who can argue?
Funny thing about sinfulness of running up the miles.

I agree that it was a sin with the BobD. That was a damn close to perfect factory fresh drive the first time I drove it, and it was a damn close to factory fresh automobile. Nothing I have done has made it *better* than the day I first drove it at 29,000 miles in 2004.

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NaranjaWesty is definitely improving with the miles because we are slowly eradicating earlier traumas it had endured.
I would have felt worse selling NaranjaWesty at 42,000 miles than today's 92,000 miles.
Colin
(BobD needs to sell for over 40)
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Outstanding 1978 Passenger Bus for Sale

Post by asiab3 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:05 pm

*better?*

I respectfully disagree. You took the Pertronix out of it. ;) You got rid of that soundproofing on the firewall AND fixed the endplay at the same time. And how many times have you painted the exhaust now??

Plus, THAT bus under my feet and fingertips changed my view from “VWs are a fun college hobby car” to a more realistic “Oh, these cars demand hard respect and effort and driving and care and attention.” Which has saved at least one other bus that I know of.

Who finances “used cars?”
RobbieFromOhio
1969 bus, "Buddy."
100k miles with me.
279k miles on Earth.

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