1971 Volkswagen Type 2 in Groton, MA




1971 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus

1971 Type 2 Volkswagen Bus with foldout bed, propane stove, and Dormobile Pop-up Camper conversion.

Purchased in Germany, modified in England by Dormobile, the bus was shipped to the U.S. and spent time in Portland Oregon and Honolulu Hawaii before being shipped back to the mainland in 2007.

In Venice California, between 2007 and 2016, the bus underwent extensive mechanical improvements to brakes, suspension, transmission and motor.

The current owner purchased the "Dormo" on August 12th in Venice with the intention of driving to Oregon to see the eclipse and then crossing the country (in style) back to Massachusetts. The trip up the California coast and the Oregon-to-Massachusetts miles added up to 5,616---and during those miles the Dormo never skipped a beat. Mountains, deserts, badlands no problem.

DETAILS- Engine- The engine was built by PowerHaus in Torrance, CA. It's a purpose-built 2159cc motor with fuel-injection and a Redline MSD and fuel management system. It has an external oil cooler, a 1-12 quart sump and Bosch 12v starter.

Transmission- Rebuilt in 2014 by PowerHaus with a modified 4th gear overdrive.

Suspension- 2-12 in. dropped spindles, heavy-duty sway bars frontrear, air-leveler shocks frontrear. $6,000 was spent in 2013 on complete suspension overhaul

Brakes- Replaced all around including new front disks and rebuilt calipers.

Other Stuff- RetroSound Model 2B radio w PolkDXi525 speakers, Solar-powered battery minder (VDC Electronics), VDO head temp and oil temp gauges, LoJack anti-theft system (transferable for free).

This may be the most solid VW Bus on the East Coast!

Currently located in Groton, MA

Financing, Nationwide Shipping and Warranties available to qualified buyers.

Stock Number: C166399L


  • Type:Import Classic
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Mileage:72856
  • Exterior Color:Beige
  • Interior Color:Green
  • Engine Size:4 Cylinder
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Driveline: RWD
  • Fuel Type:Gasoline
  • VIN:2312179160


  • AM FM
  • Non Smoker
  • iPod Port


  • City:
  • State:
  • Groton
  • MA
  • Zip Code:
  • Country:
  • 01450
  • NA

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