Pete Brock’s V8 Powered ’71 VW Type 2 Lists on BaT with No Reserve

This 1971 Volkswagen Type 2 panel van was purchased in 1973 by American auto and hang-glider designer Pete Brock, who subsequently repowered it with a 215ci Buick V8 with the help of George Boskoff as the last project undertaken at BRE. The truck was used as a shop rig, hang glider vehicle, and driver in California and Washington State until the late 1980s, after which it was parked outdoors for several years before being acquired by the seller, Brock’s son, in 1992. The engine is said to have been rebuilt in 2000, and is paired with a stock four-speed manual transaxle. Additional modifications include a cooling vent, a domed engine cover, roof bars, bolstered seats, all-terrain tires, and more. The van has been used for surfing, camping, and several trips to Mexico under current ownership, and was featured on an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage in November 2019. Dubbed the “war wagon” by Brock, this modified Bus is offered at no reserve with a black California license plate, an uninstalled starter, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

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