Christopher Walken's Bus he drove in the Warner Brother's movie "Around the Bend" -- the "DIG" bus!
This was listed to ebay 5/7/08 under item#320249489580 it is a 10 day auction. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... amp;ih=011
THIS IS A NO RESERVE 10 DAY AUCTION, HIGHEST BID TAKES IT. Offers are also encouraged and welcomed!
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** Please note that the pictures in this listing will show the Bus from its original factory green and white paint to the new paint and the special Hollywood movie magic to make it look old and weathered. Also the second bus that is a duplicate of this bus.
"Around the Bend", the movie:
Four generations of men are suddenly brought together by the chance to uncover the truth about their family’s past. It’s a journey that takes them out on the road to a world full of surprises – some comic, some dramatic, and all of them personal. The film is written and directed by Jordan Roberts and stars Michael Caine, Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, Jonah Bobo and Glenne Headly.
1966 Standard microbus
Custom built camper interior for the movie
Complete Bus from belly pan to bumpers
This bus was restored in 2003. Hollywood magic made it look old and battered for the movie. The movie magic will clean off. The duct tape on new seats can be peeled off. It has been driven approximately 600 miles since 2003. It just recently cruised 300 miles non-stop across Pennsylvania comfortably at 65mph -- probably could've gone faster but the other drivers were slowing us down trying to stare and honking at the bus! The dash board is signed by Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, The director, producer and crew.
PARTS REPAIRED OR REPLACED WITH QUALITY OEM GERMAN PARTS:
Rebuilt 1600 dp with approximately 5,000 miles.
New windshields w/seals.
New front seat upholstery and cushions.
New wood interior panels on doors, kick panels and ceiling.
Refurbished Westfalia camper cabinets, fold out bed.
New tail light housings and lens.
New shift rod bushings & components.
New engine & transmission mounts.
Re-packed wheel bearings.
New brakes including new drums, wheel cylinders, master cylinder, brake light switch, rubber flex lines, rubber pedal pads.
KYB gas adjust shock absorbers.
New transmission boots.
New clutch components including return spring, cable, throw out bearing, new clutch fork, disc, pressure plate, gland nut, input shaft seal, rebuilt heater boxes and cables.
Rebuilt 12 volt fly wheel, fan belt, fan pulley, air hoses, rebuilt OEM style air cleaner & rubber hose
New starter & bushing.
New headlight bulbs and light lens, rebuilt headlight buckets.
1 key fits all door locks and ignition switch.
No rust on this bus -- this bus only came to the eastcoast in Nov. 2007 from Cali, so it is one of the rare eastcoast vw buses that are actually rust free! "Dig" is owned by a private party in Western Pennsylvania.
Wanna talk in person? Email us your contact info and questions.... thanks!
*BONUSES* INCLUDED WITH BUS:
All set dressings & props from the bus used by the actors.
DVD of the movie.
Some of Christopher Walken's daily script sheets w/handwritten notes.
Still pictures on CD of the entire build.
Warner Brother's Press Kit including 30 original slides from the movie
THANKS FOR LOOKING AND REMEMBER... Buses rule!!! Can you DIG it?! Peace-out.
(I also have this bus listed on the Ebay right now for those who would like to bid or feel free to make an offer via this site or call 724-456-0986... for this reason I reserve the right to end the Ebay auction early, thanks and God Bless!)