Found this unclaimed in a barn after original owner stopped paying storage fees. Husband and wife divorced and wife signed over title to husband. Husband left it in someone’s barn for 15 years and moved away. Remarried, and died without ever telling wife about the van. Barn owner tried to reach the owner but was hung up on. He pulled it out of the barn, which is how I found it. I was trying to restore an identical 1965 rust bucket I got from my brother. There was no title so I bought this from the barn owner for $300.00 in 1994. Found an envelope in the van with the original Texas title, signed over for sale by the owner but never retitled. I called motor vehicle and they came to my garage to approve the title transfer. Had the engine rebuilt, put in a new floor and rocker panels, and changed it over to 12 volt. No way was I going to repeat riding around in a 6 volt vw again. Unfortunately I only had it in the road for two years before having too much trouble getting through inspection due to brakes, even though they were professionally adjusted. So I pulled it back into the garage and it has sat idle since. Having trouble getting someone local to work on it. It needs a transmission rebuild, as well as brakes and some engine refresh. Hoping to retire soon and have some time to work on it myself.
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