Cool Car of the Week

Mike Rankin’s 1971 VW Bus
Mike Rankin’s 1971 VW Bus

Mike Rankin
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
1971 VW Bus

I purchased the van in 2003 from the original owner. It has been to music festivals, such as Bonaroo to see James Brown, and is my home away from home while working at Camp Sunnyside. My fiancée and I plan on taking many camping trips in it this summer. It is full equipped with a bed, sink, table, closet, and other comforts.
The van has the following features:
Type 2 1.6L rear engine with dual intake ports on each cylinder head
4 speed manual
Air cooled
Couch that pulls out to a bed
Closet with mirror
Table that folds up with another seat across
Sink that water can be hooked up to
Electrical hookup
Ice box

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