In terms of modifications from stock, the Bus has a number of accessories.
April 7, 2003: As of Friday April 4, my '79 Bus is now my '79 ex-Bus. It was sold to a fine young couple who will no doubt put it to its intended use. I got lots of interest in the Bus and it sold quickly, in under a week. I guess that can be attributed not only to the condition of the Bus but also its relative rarity up here in New England. It's not very often I see a VW Bus (or even a Vanagon) on the road, let alone a nice non-rusty one. I guess that's what happens when you are in an area with long winters and lots of corrosive road salt. Not to mention with a vehicle made in the days before galvanizing body panels was a common thing.
I was a bit sad to see the Bus drive off under the direction of its new owner. I don't think anyone has driven that Bus except for me ever since I bought it in 1999. But I'm glad with the knowledge that the new owners have some great road trips ahead of them in that Bus. So as a send-off, below are the last pictures I took of the Bus before it was sold.
February 19, 2003: Well, we got a lot of snow on 2/17. However, it was a dry powdery snow and the wind was kind to the Bus, piling the snow up in a drift next to the Bus rather than burying it. But then again it did have a dead battery when I tried to start it. The MINI got buried a little more convincingly.
My girlfriend Kate and I took a trip to Nova Scotia in May 2002. Here are some pics of the Bus on that trip.
Below are some pictures I took of the van in front of my parents' house
in Fairfax, VA in 1999. Click on the thumbnails for full-size pictures.