1973 VW "Wild
Westerner" Microbus - See registry here
Factory Colors! Ravenna Green/Apple Green two tone with a blue stripe around the beltline. Purchased from the original owner in Oregon. Had it shipped all the way across the country in an enclosed car carrier! Completely original paint, interior, engine, in remarkable original shape (I replaced the driver's seat which was a little squished down). Always stored under a carport, this bus shows no signs of rust anywhere and is a blast to drive. I replaced the stock wheels with some 5-Spoke BRM replicas to dress it up a little. Down at the bottom of the page are some pictures from the Ad on TheSamba where I found the bus. I buffed the paint, and it really looks like a time-warp bus! I'm still investigating this particular combination of colors. It has the factory clock and bumper impact strips, like some of the other special editions available at the time, but I can't find a lot of info on this particular paint combo. I've seen a few others on the 'net, so If you have one of these lime green/apple green busses, let me know!
The original owner mailed me some pictures from
when the bus was being used in the 70's as well as the original Window
Sticker! The bus is listed as having the "Wild Westerner"
appearance group at a small additional charge. Finally a name for
this interesting color combination. I've posted some of her
original pictures and the window sticker below! Click here
to go back.
Here's a copy of the Window Sticker & some great photos of the owners enjoying their new bus in the 70's:
Finally, here are some pictures from the ad I found on TheSamba.com:
And one final picture as it was leaving the West Coast: