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Vintage VW Cars and Buses for Sale

John Snell X in his 1959 VW Double Door Panel Van

John Snell X in his 1959 VW Double Door Panel Van

Where to Find Cool Classic Air-Cooled VW Buses

Welcome to Vintage VW Cars and Buses, featuring the wonderful restoration work of Minneapolis Volkswagen enthusiast John Snell the Tenth.

Here, you'll find mostly vintage VW buses for sale (Beetles, Ghias, and air-cooled Porsches, too), photos of past and current restoration projects, as well as some background on the wonderful world of vintage Volkswagens, with stories from enthusiasts around the world, and perhaps even info on upcoming classic car shows, VW swap meets, and other events— that sounds swell to me, how about you?

Our vintage vehicles usually sell pretty quick, but if you are lucky you might catch one while you are here.

1976 VW Westfalia Camper Ready for Summer

1976 VW Westfalia Camper Ready for Summer

Here's a beauty— a classic 1976 VW Bus from Sunset Classics in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This Westfalia camper bus is in amazing original condition inside and out and is ready for some fun-in-the-sun camping!

- Happy V-Dubbin!

1962 23 window VW bus for sale in Minneapolis, MN.

1962 23 window VW bus for sale in Minneapolis, MN.

1962 23-Window VW Bus Project

A resto project for the true enthusiast! This is one rusty bus... but with some loving care (okay a LOT), she may be worth over $200k. This is the same year and model as the famous Barrett Jackson bus! If you have the tools and time, she is one fine investment!

Other than some rust this bus is nice and straight in the sides and nose. This bus was built late August of '61 making this one of the first "fried egg" front turn signal buses made. If you are looking for a fun project bus, this is a perfect example with a big reward when you are done.

Poll: Do you name your car? Surely you name your car? No, and don't call me Shirley

How much do you love your vintage VW, or plain old vroom vroom? Many V-dubbers I know think of their cars and buses as part of the family and fondly give them a name. I'm wondering how many of you fine folks name your car.

1961 23-Window VW Deluxe Bus

1961 23-Window VW Deluxe Bus

After a Three-Year Restoration, This Is One Mighty Cool Deluxe Bus

If the previous photo is the before, this one is what can happen after a no-expense-spared restoration! This 1961 23-Window VW Bus was completed in May of 2014 and turned out as one of the most amazing Sambas I have seen.

An extensive restoration by Jeff Gagnon of Vintage VW in Sioux Falls, SD sets this 23-Window bus up as a contender to the famous Barrett Jackson bus that sold for over $200,000!

But WHY!! What makes them so special and so valuable that they will fetch mid 5 figures even in the rustiest condition?

Guess you just can't put a price tag on nostalgia, and these fun buses exude nostalgia by the bucket load - I mean who wouldn't love to have one of these world famous buses to tool around town in?

Below you'll find a walk around video of one of these popular 23-Window VW Buses.

Sunset Classics and Vintage VW Cars have a nice collection of videos on the ol' YouTube, and to start you off check out the fantastic 1965 VW Bus - a 21-Window VW Deluxe bus or Samba with skylights, sunroof, a 1776cc engine, and safari windows! I love those safari windows, how about you?

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If something a little wild crazy and shagadelic is your thing, head on over and check out the video— if you are looking for a cheap bus, this is your gal, but she's not cheap in the sense that you wouldn't want to be seen with her behind the bleachers kinda cheap, she's more the long walks on the beach and a good toasty campfire at night kinda cheap (I don't know where I'm going with that— you can bring her home for a paltry $3995, that's what I'm sayin').

What's your Thing? - Vintage VW Love What's Your Favorite?

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This is a beauty— a lowered California 1965 21-Window VW bus with a 1776cc engine, skylight sunroof, and those safari windows I sure do love.

Classics like this are becoming harder to find. When one comes up for auction, they tend to go quickly. That certainly was the case with this nice blue bus as it sold before the auction completed.

1974 Volkswagen Pop-Top Camper

1974 Volkswagen Pop-Top Camper

Must Have Manual for Fixin' Da Bus

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How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot is hands down the best book for fixing your air-cooled VW Bus, Campers, Beetles, and Ghias.

John Muir, an old hippie that loves VW's and a legend in the classic car world has written this book from the heart - it is as enjoyable to read as it is useful. As the title says a complete idiot could do it - even if the publisher can't spell complete they have a winner with this book.

1961 Split-Window VW Bus

1961 Split-Window VW Bus

1961 Split-Window VW Bus

This fine VW Bus has sold but you can still see more for sale on the ever popular Volkswagen Bus for Sale page! The VW Bus holds an iconic place in the hearts of people world wide, even if you didn't grow up when these classic buses were first made, you can still enjoy the lifestyle in a great bus like this.