International Restoration: 23-window VW bus
This is a 23-window VW Bus originally built in 1963. As you can see it is not in the best condition, but it is a promising restoration project in the right hands. The new owner in the UK is keen to see the 23-window bus restored to its former glory.
The bus was a barn find in one of the worst conditions we have seen. It was practically falling apart due to the severe rust. However, it made sense to fix it up and ship the VW bus to the UK due to the high value placed on fully restored 23-window buses.
Transporting a VW bus in this condition was no easy task. It was difficult loading it on and off a trailer during the transportation to our loading facilities. The bus could barely roll without falling apart, and using a fork lift directly on the bus was never an option.
So a custom frame was built underneath. With the bus mounted on top of a wooden frame, a forklift raised it on and off the classic car transporter. All doors and other loose parts were collected and strapped in for the journey to our warehouse in California.
The bus remains at our facilities until the new owner in the UK can source the necessary parts in the US. Then it will be placed on another frame, and loaded along with its parts into a shipping container. Then its off to a better life.