AutoTrader Classics and ClassicCars.com have classified listings of Volkswagen vans for sale on their websites. The vehicles are located across the United States. Buyers can choose from vehicles for sale by a private party or at a dealership.
Using AutoTrader Classic's website, buyers can search by make and model to locate a Volkswagen van. They can then narrow their search by specifying model year, distance from zip code and seller type. Buyers can sort their results by price, year or location.
ClassicCars.com allows buyers to browse vehicles by make and model. Buyers can sort the results by price, vehicle year or date listed. They can further refine their search by specifying vehicle year range, price range, vehicle location by state and keywords.
The Volkswagen van is also called the Volkswagen Bus. Dutch Volkswagen importer Ben Pon is credited with creating the first basic design for the Bus in 1947. The vehicle was first manufactured in 1950 and was Volkswagen's second vehicle after the Beetle.
The first model, the Samba, has windows all around the sides and optional roof windows, making it a favorite sightseeing vehicle in Europe. Early prototypes had poor aerodynamics, but engineers used the wind tunnel at the Technical University of Braunschweig to find solutions to the problem, including splitting the windshield and roofline into a V shape. The Bus inspired modern vehicles including passenger and cargo vans.