NJCoastalKombi: 1977 Volkswagen Kombi – $30,000

Jan 2021 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

The U.S “Chicken Tax” made it cost-prohibitive for Volkswagen to import many of its Transporter variants from either Germany or later Brazil.  One version only produced in Brazil was the unique six-door model primarily designed for Limo and Taxi duty.  Rarely seen stateside, the current caretaker of this 1977 model currently listed here on Craigslist in Middletown, New Jersey with an asking price of $30,000.   Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has their Kombi priced between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $33,800 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $15,600. As a second data point, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the seller has their rare Transporter priced $3,000 above the #1 “Excellent” appraisal for a similar Camper version.  If you are serious about buying this vintage VW, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller.  When you do, please remember to mention you saw his Kombi featured here on GuysWithRides.com.

This is the second or third in a series of Craigslist ads the private seller used to list their unique Transporter.  While earlier versions relied on the excellent pictures the owner featured on his @njcoastalkombi Instagram account, this time around, he’s relying on the original pictures taken in the Miami area when he purchased it in 2018.  We encourage you to check out the Instagram pictures as not only highlight the condition of this Transporter but also feature a number of great scenic sites New Jersey has to offer.  While it’s not detailed below, this Kombi presents as a very nicely restored example that will easily have you the center of attention anywhere you decide to drive it.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“VW Bus – 1977 Kombi (Brazil Import)
See instagram account for photos …
Instagram: njcoastalkombi

VW Bus – Kombi – 1977
Imported from Brazil
VW Bus Type 2 – 6 door
60 HP, 4 speed manual
Seats 10
Imported in 2018 from São Paulo, Brazil (a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil).
In Brazil, I was told it was used as a private limo.
This rare 1977 was a special order model VW Bus built in Brazil (not Germany) for use as a Taxi for the South American market.

What would you do with this unique six-door Kombi?  Comment below and let us know!


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