1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia, Driver. Restoration Candidate
CHASSIS NO: 2342072358
“Barn find” Westfalia Camper Van
Solid body and highly complete
Prime restoration candidate
Popular classic VW with loyal following
1,700 cc air-cooled OHV horizontally-opposed engine, 72 HP, four-speed manual transaxle, independent front suspension with transverse torsion bars and upper and lower radius arms, swing axle rear suspension with trailing arms and torsion bar, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 94.5”
This 1974 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper Van is a rare “garage find” example and as such, includes such advancements as the more-powerful, 1700-series engine shared with VW’s 411 passenger models. Developing 72 horsepower, this engine cut acceleration times significantly from those of prior models and yielded an official top speed of 75 miles per hour. This highly complete example also retains the woodgrain furnishings, including a sink, storage bureau, folding table and combination rear seat/bed. The signature Westfalia roof remains in place, as does the faithful air-cooled four-cylinder engine at the rear. While the paint is faded, much of the finish remains intact, along with all glass, lights, and hubcaps.
Regardless of their specific generation and model year, all surviving examples of the VW Transporter are tremendously engaging and never fail to draw admirers. Recent mechanical servicing and upgrades, this 1974 Volkswagen Westfalia camper can provide the basis for your next adventure with family and friends. Drive it as is or restore it to its prior splendor.