Bluie - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1979 Volkswagen bus Los Angeles, CA  Bluie - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1979 Volkswagen bus Los Angeles, CA  Bluie - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1979 Volkswagen bus Los Angeles, CA
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Bluie - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1979 Volkswagen bus

Los AngelesCA


For some reason, Bluie is just special. He's a happy van. Every bus has a personality - for example: "cranky to start but great when it warms up" "always starts but second gear is clunky" "great stereo but the seat has a spring that gets you when you sit". "super clean and restored, but maybe a little too perfect". Bluie is just "happy". You smile when you drive him, and people smile at you. He's very original, but not worn out. His color pops, but isn't obnoxious. You can be noticed, but you can slip through a crowd sometimes. I find within minutes of leaving I usually receive renter messages about "him" and commentary from renters that sounds more like they're dogsitting a friendly pet than renting a car. It's pretty cool. He's in great shape with a smooth running motor, easy shifting automatic transmission, clean, funky original blue interior, two beds sleeping two adults each for a total of four, accessories like a house battery to run lights and refrigerator and charge phones while leaving the starter battery ready to go when you go home, new tires, good brakes, great paint, everything you'd expect. But there's something more. There are seatbelts for five in Bluie, and pets can be considered on request - this is a vintage vehicle in original, excellent condition, so please understand that many requests for harder drives, boisterous breeds of dogs, etc., may not be a fit. For example, no Burning Man, no Coachella, no Joshua Tree in August, etc., Bluie has an official minimum rental of 5 days. We are happy to rent him for shorter trips, however, please understand that due to the costs involved with old Volkswagens, there is a sliding rate based on the length of your rental. Included below is a complete listing of our nightly rental rates. Days Rented $ Per Night 1 $299.00 2 $269.00 3 $229.00 4 $189.00 5 (and up) $159.00
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Erik Rodstrom
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within 6 hours


Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus
Type: Camper Van
Sleeps: 4
Length: 15 Feet


Air Conditioner
Dining Table
Kitchen Sink
Inside Shower
Outside Shower
Ceiling Fan
Tow Hitch
Bike Rack
Backup Camera
Extra Storage
Leveling Jacks
CD Player
Audio Inputs
Handicap Accessible


Pet Friendly
Festival Friendly
Smoking Allowed
1. No Smoking. 2. 91 Octane (premium) gas only - old aircooled VW motors need it or they blow up. 3. No crazy uphill mountain locations; basically go easy on my baby 4. Talk to me first about desert trips, it depends on the time of year. Joshua Tree in the fall/winter/spring is probably ok; in the summer it's highly unlikely to be allowed. 5. Summer trips to any desert or climbing the...


mileage Required

120 miles per day included. 1.00/mile over this limit.


Daily: $159
Minimum Nights: 5

Mileage Charges

120 miles included per day

$1.00/per mile of additional mileage


6 Reviews

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Reviewed on Nov 26th

Bluie was a DREAM! Working with Erik was a DREAM! It was so nice to work with someone so flexible with us as our schedule is ever changing! We will definitely be renting Bluie or another vehicle from Erik again! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

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Reviewed on Feb 23rd

The VW was in great shape, ran perfectly, we have no complaints. Great trip up the coast from LA. Erik is super accommodating and communicative, couldn't ask for a better guy to deal with on a rental. Thank you thank you for such a stellar experience!

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Reviewed on Jan 29th

Bluie was an awesome addition to our trip down the California coast. Traveling from Los Angeles to Encinitas was amazing, the bus made us feel like we stepped back into the 70's. Camping with the Riviera pop-top was great, plenty of space to store our gear and comfortably sleep with our pup. This...