One Year Gone: 1977 Volkswagen Kombi – Sold?

Dec 2021 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

January 24, 2022 Update – While this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

January 3, 2022 Update – After two months of no sale at a reduced ask of $25,000, the seller of this Brazilian Kombi once again increased his asking price by three thousand to land at $28,000. We can’t make this stuff up!

December 12, 2021 Update – After one month of no sale at the revised asking price of $25,000, the private seller just posted a fresh Craigslist ad with the pictures and description all carry-over.  After one year of no-sale despite lowering their asking price by $9,000, this Brazilian-market Kombi is proof that not all air-cooled Volkswagen Transporters are as desirable as others.

November 16, 2021 Update – After updating their aging October Craigslist ad with a lower $25,000 asking price, the private seller of this ’77 Volkswagen Kombi Brazilian import just replaced the earlier ad with a fresh one.  In it, he added a picture with vintage snow skis mounted to the front of the van and the caption “Stocking Stuffer” as the description lead-in.  The price, however, remains at $25,000.

November 8, 2021 Update – The private seller just lowered their asking price by $2,000 from $27,000 to $25,000.

October 23, 2021 Update – In an innovative move, as part of the seller’s latest listing, he increased the asking price back up to $29,000 but is now offering to pay up to one thousand dollars in shipping costs.

September 22, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller just replaced their expiring ad with a fresh Craigslist post. In this latest ad, the seller kept the asking price at $27,000.

August 28, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller just lowered their asking price by a serious reduction of $7,000 from $34,000 to $27,000.  Now under the $30,000 price point, it will be interesting to watch whether this is enough to finally see it sold.

August 12, 2021 Update – The Internet and Guys With Rides never forgets. If you want to know what this 1977 Volkswagen Kombi has been up to since we last saw it listed for sale last January, you can check out the seller’s Instagram account @NJCoastalKombi.  After unsuccessfully trying to sell this Brazilian import at $30,000 over the winter, the seller is now asking $34,000.

February 23, 2021 Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for updated listings.

January 30, 2021 Update – Barely one week after lowering their asking price from $30,000 to $26,000, the private seller apparently regretted that decision and has since reverted back to their original ask of $30,000.

January 22, 2021 Update – The private seller of this neat VW Kombi just lowered their asking price by $4,000 from $30,000 to $26,000 in a new listing.  The original listing also remains with the revised price however we expect that to expire any day. We’ve updated the links below based upon the new listing.

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 originally listed in January 2021 in Middletown, New Jersey with a revised asking price of $26,000, which is down from the original ask 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.

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 most recent description:

“Stocking Stuffer …

VW Bus – 1977 Type 2 Kombi
(Brazil Import)
$25,000 FIRM
Wedding Bus? Or just for fun!
Garage kept in VW Van sock.

See instagram account for photos …
Instagram: njcoastalkombi

VW Bus – Kombi Type 2 – 1977
Imported from Brazil
VW Bus Type 2 – 6 door
No Heat/No AC
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/taxi. 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.

Was going to use it as a wedding bus but decided to drive it on weekends for pleasure!”

Here’s the seller’s original description:

“VW Bus – 1977 Type 2 Kombi
(Brazil Import)
$34,000 (will pay $1,000 shipping)

Wedding Bus? Or just for fun!
Garage kept in VW Van sock.

See Instagram account for photos …
Instagram: njcoastalkombi

VW Bus – Kombi Type 2 – 1977
Imported from Brazil
VW Bus Type 2 – 6 door
No Heat/No AC (who needs it in a VW!)
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/taxi. 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.

Was going to use it as a wedding bus but decided to drive it on weekends for pleasure!”

 

Here’s the seller’s original description from over the winter:

“VW Bus – 1977 Kombi (Brazil Import)
$30,000
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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