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  1. I have my 1985 Westfalia Vanagon Automatic, with power steering, AC, cruise control with extra middle bench that slides in and out for sale. Body is in great shape, has previously passed NM and CA emissions test. Looks and runs good and has recently had many upgrades including new:
    GoWesty waterboxer 2300 cc engine with warranty on labor and parts with less than 3,000 miles on it;
    belts;
    radiator, cooling reservoir tank and cap, heater control valve, hoses and installed a coolant-bleed system;
    larger fuel tank, fuel lines, hoses, fuel sender unit, fuel vacuum lines, fuel pump, oxygen sensor and fuel filter;
    Megatron11 All season battery, starter, alternator, distributor cap and spark plugs;
    idle control unit;
    ignition switch, blower fan switch;
    ECU board;
    temperature control sensor and temperature gauge voltage regulator;
    throttle body gasket, water pipe, water pump, water temp sender, hose
    windshield, windshield wiper washer pump and antenna;
    new LED lights replaced in all running, parking, brake lights, and headlights, new front grill and installed instrument cluster upgrade;
    Front and Rear springs and lift kit;
    New 16″ wheels with spare wheel, off road and swing away spare tire mount;
    Heavy duty Truck mirrors;
    Heavy duty bumpers with rear 2″ receiver hitch;
    seat belts/3 point rear seat belts
    propane tank;
    Pop top tent;
    Pop Top lift assist struts/shocks;
    Luggage rack w/stainless steel cleats and pop top completely refurbished w/new coating and stickers;
    LED lighting on the interior;
    sliding door hinge;
    power steering hose;
    dash cover and middle front seat console
    Has newer HD bilstein shocks, ball joints, CV. JVC radio
    Camper interior with functional propane stove, water tank, pump and sink. Propane electric refrigerator doesn’t cool (will include large YETI cooler and YETI 400 Goal Zero battery/charger). AC blows strong but needs new freon/recharge. Cruise Control works, needs to be refused/wired after rear brake LED installation.

    We have taken this camping off road up steep dirt road mountain passes in rain and snow and to the ocean beach it has been a lot of fun. We have over $30K invested in this. No lowball offers, No trades. Payment in cash or certified check. Clean title in hand after payment clears.

  2. 1981 Vanagon Westfalia Garage find.
    Van has been sitting for 10 years or so in a garage.
    It took 4 new tires (old ones would not hold air)
    New Battery
    Fuel Pump
    Clutch Slave cylinder
    Flush tank and fuel lines.
    Plugs, cap and oil change.
    To bring it back to life again– it starts right up and runs However, I would not do any real heavy duty driving until you spend some time checking every thing out and doing some overall mechanical work/light restoration. My mechanic said it needs exhaust work. Original paint and it is generally an honest unmolested and very original example.
    Has some rust on the driver side but the underside is clean and solid in my opinion
    Interior is in great shape
    I have the engine cover and cushion and a few other pieces all original interior.
    Muffler is loud, needs to be replaced and drivers door will not latch, pop up canvas has a big hole, and I cant guarantee any of the lights & gauges are working properly. Last mechanic said it need exhaust work LOW MILES odometer reads 88,000 can’t guarantee that however. For more info call (773) 592-7755 CLEAN TITLE ON HAND

    craigslist link https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/d/1981-volkswagen-vanagon/6378386371.html

  3. Ready to sell and trying to establish value for my 2001 Westfalia weekender.
    123,000 miles, excellent condition.
    auto, heated seats, trailer hitch, upgraded stereo, speakers and XM radio.
    detailed, undercoated, all rust attended to with replacement parts.
    new transmission at 84,000 miles
    timing chain and full top end rebuild at 105,000 miles
    all screens and curtains,
    good tires and brakes.
    dark red with grey cloth interior
    I am the second owner, and purchased it from a local VW dealer with warranty at 29,000 miles in 2004
    garaged and regularly maintained, no accidents.

    Thanks for your help

  4. 1984 Mercedes Benz Westfalia camper for sale or possible trade. Purchased in Seattle about 4 years ago. Clear California title. Bay Area DMV registration is paid through early January 2019. Currently in beautiful Point Richmond quite near the Brickyard Cove sailing community. Not a pop-top. Sleeps 2 adults in current configuration. Both the fiberglass top and cabin sides/doors are well insulated throughout. Google 1984 Mercedes Westfalia for full specs. Only 17 feet long and 7 feet wide, yet has ample room for lounging and lunching at the swiveling Westfalia dining table. Fantastic turning radius and excellent color night vision backup camera allow ease of parking and maneuvering. 5 cylinder OM 617 Mercedes Benz (non-turbo) 3 liter diesel engine with 5 speed manual transmission with 170,000 miles (270,000 kilometers). Runs great. Starts easily. No leaks. Valve adjustment done professionally 1 year ago (about 2500 miles). 2 small trickle charge solar panels keep engine and house batteries charged. Full standing headroom of about 7 feet in the main cabin gives this Westy a very roomy feel. Fully enclosed shower with slide-out portable toilet offers 6 foot standing headroom. Opening Fiamma roof hatches (1 large & 1 small) provide good ventilation … along with two flip up windows (1 large on left side and one small in rear door). Privacy shades and curtains throughout. Snap on cockpit privacy/sun curtain covers all windows forward of the main cabin. (In some 1980s versions, a kids bed frame and small mattress pad could be fitted sideways across the two front seats while camping … not sure what it looks like) A small kids futon can easily be used atop the folding upper folding bunk (above the cockpit). Sliding privacy curtains hang between cockpit and main cabin. Insect screens mostly do some good on hatches and large left side flip up window. Front driver and passenger seats recline and both have twin folding adjustable lightly padded armrests.

    Many photos are available upon request. Tire kickers please do your homework online or other research elsewhere. This is known as the Mercedes Benz Westfalia 309D motorhome (likely class B) and comes with a pretty full complement of manuals … all in the original German. This particular chassis (aka T1 and TN) … production run lasted about 6 or 7 years until almost a million of these were built and then superseded by the Sprinter chassis (among others). Don’t confuse this model with the O309 bus … which is a completely different vehicle. Hundreds of photos of other 309D Westfalia campers are available online and in old brochures. Many videos are available online as well. (Note the 207D is very similar but has a smaller less powerful engine I believe)

    Will consider trade for Tesla or late model all wheel drive 4 door sedan (2012 or preferably newer) in good condition. Note that I currently have a lightly used queen sized RV coil spring mattress in the main cabin laid across both the long settee (left side) and across the folding seats on the right side … for more even and comfortable sleeping (and which has a zip-on washable queen mattress cover). This mattress precludes walking in the forward area of the cabin but still allows access to the galley, hanging locker and enclosed shower through the rear door. I also have a big (currently unmounted) luggage rack and a large custom lockable “diamond plate truck box” that fits precisely in the volume allowed by the luggage rack. A folding bicycle rack is custom fabricated to bolt on the rear door and holds two adult bicycles … but interferes somewhat with the use of the rear ladder and access to the truck box. A full lightweight vehicle suncover with shock cord closure at each corner is included and is marked with “Front” and “Rear” sewn in labels for ease of use.

  5. Odometer: 249,162 (Only 25,000mi on rebuild)
    Clean Title
    Watercooled T3, 1.9L Gasoline, Automatic Transmission
    Ivory Beige with Blue, brown, tan striped upholstery

    Second Owner since 1990! Kept maintained regularly and very clean. All original upholstery, carpet, curtains, tables, and accessories. Updated poptop tent and headliner. Starts and runs beautifully like a purring kitten. If you are interested in a campervan that is ready to go hit the road, here it is. You can customize it the way you want or start restoring to original condition. This one has great bones and very healthy for being 33 years old. She drives great even in 100 degree heat with no over heating issues. For the past year, I’ve been using her as a commuter a few days a week. The stove, sink, shore power all work. Upgraded tires to 14″ General Grabber AT, practically brand new. Newly installed Kenwood removable face stereo with CD/ USB port and 4 6″ Alpine Speakers in the front doors and two in the rear. Recently restored the paint with custom 4 step detail. There are minor cosmetic issues like: dent on slider door, dings, minor rust on scratches, front driver seat obviously needs some love, small hole in rear of tent from some past mildew damage, fridge doesn’t work (like most), a few window seals are starting to crack, could probably use a new propane tank… oh and the speedometer is off about 10-12 mph. If you’d like a full history or want more details, please contact Alicia or Darin.

    All regular maintenance performed at Halsey Automotive since 2008 (have most repair and maintenance records) and prior maintenance performed at various other VW specialty shops outside of Oregon. There may be more records, but below are all the receipts I found, Halsey has all records on file.

    Chronological Mechanical Updates/ Repairs:

    June 2017
    -All new brake system front and rear!
    -Idle control valve
    February 2017
    -Transmission Serviced
    Sept 2016
    -New foam for upper beds
    -Alignment
    Oct 2016
    -New windshield seal, heater fan replaced, corroded fuses, light bulbs
    July 2016
    -New 27 x 8.50 R14 General Grabber AT2 Tires (4)
    -New coolant hose
    June 2016
    -New Battery
    -Replace oil cooler hose on transmission
    -New ground cables
    April 2014
    -Replaced both right axle boots
    -Replace cross over pipe, hoses
    May 2012
    -New brake pads, rotors, inner/outer bearings
    March 2012
    -All new felt headliner on poptop and new Go-Westy tent, with new skylight and seals.
    Sept 2011
    -Replaced all pop-top seals front and rear
    July 2010
    -New radiator, thermostat, and fan switch
    Jan 2010
    -Replaced both heads, oil switch, push rods, etc… (at 224,343 odometer mi)
    Oct. 2009
    -New starter, drums, shoes,

  6. Our VW Westfalia Vanagon’s name is the “Jerry Van” We bought it from Jerry, so hence the name. It’s a painted a beautiful silver color. It has a new dark grey pop-up tent. It is clean and in excellent condition. We just had the engine tuned up and its ready to go on new adventures with a new VW Westfalia Vanagon camping loving family. We are asking $23,000

  7. Strong running Westy Second owner. 32 years with no smokers or pets. Looks and drives 100 percent. Driven an average 200 miles per day during fair weather months for last four years. Wintered under cover in Louisiana. Has never been exposed to a salt state winter road.
    All the heavy, and expensive, work has been done for you.
    Steering rack and front end overhaul. No loose wandering steering. Runs straight and true, 70 mph no shakes wobles
    Half-shafts and rear wheel bearings.
    GoWesty’s best, heavy canvas with 3 screened windows, four years old.
    GoWesty acrylic skylight cover. No leaks.
    GoWesty hatch-lift struts.
    Has had engine replaced, but I do not know at what mileage. I bought her at 164000 miles and this engine was installed some time before that. I checked compression 3 years running … 150 psi plus or minus 2. Oil consumption is less than a quart in 3500 miles, my change interval.
    Interior is in excellent, mostly original condition with no tears or stains. I had the drivers seat rebuilt and upholstered with over-the-road truck quality material to match the original. Even so I always keep the seats covered.
    Hankook 6-ply, 8-ply rating tires have probably 10,000 miles left. In my (maybe not so humble) opinion these are the best performing tires to run on standard VW wheels. I have had no problems with them.
    Has separate coach batteries and camper lights & equipment will not drain main battery.
    AC blows cold. But be warned, the best Westfalia AC is not over powering…plus its noisy.
    Downsides: Radio is junk and dash is sun cracked as most are on units this old some bumper pitting.
    Any thing else, I’ll be glad to tell you.
    Call or text 337 692 4393 or use the craigslist email answer system.

  8. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2097245

    Selling my 1984 VW Vanagon Westafalia. 1984 Vanagon Westfalia for sale. The good: No rust issues; Popup in fair/good condition; Interior and headliner fair/good shape. The bad: Not currently running; has ding if front left that requires a hard slam to close driver’s door; cracked windshield; Missing stove/sink cabinet; missing battery. This would make a great project to fix or Subaru upgrade. Was told that the only engine issue is the starter but can’t know for sure.

  9. 1987 One family owned Westfalia Camper. All original. I’ve had this in the family since my parents purchased it new. I’ve kept this van clean and well-cared for over the years but now it needs someone with some time to keep her in good repair. Having some issues with the idle and battery drainage. Make an offer.

  10. The Westy was in storage for many years while we were overseas. It has 140,000 miles on it, although the current engine (a 2.0 liter Jetta model) has 41,000 miles thus far. No rust. The van is stored each winter and driven in summer for camping adventures. Many upgrades and improvements: thorough undercoating; lift kit; larger 16″ rims; new gas tank in 2016; new propane system in 2014; dc to ac converter; installed battery charger; auxiliary battery; high powered headlights; LED lamps throughout; solar panel charger ready; Bosch shocks and front end stabilizers; new water pump and plumbing for sink… (and more). New lift top assist struts and hemp tent installed in 2016. She is road ready with cargo box and kayak rack, stove, and sink. Original refrigeration unit removed in 2014 for more storage. We use a portable ASC DC-powered fridge for outings. New, remote controlled radio/CD/USB-ready audio system installed in 2012. Velcro cover over dash since purchase has kept dashboard in new condition. We are the second owners. We purchased the vehicle in 1991. Back then the camper had only 12,000 miles. Now, our growing family is too large for the camper. If you are already a Westy owner, you know about the Westy tribal rituals – something about roaming in one of these vans creates camaraderie among fellow travelers. If you are new to a Westy, you are about to find out about Westy World. Price: $32,000. See more at: https://1989westy.com.

  11. 1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper, 140K miles. SWEET CAMPER VAN! Original exterior, interior, and engine. It is heartbreaking for us to give up our beloved camper, but after 18 years of fabulous memories we’ve decided we really need something a little bit bigger. The van has been lovingly maintained and enjoyed by us for the past 18 years. New within the past couple of years are the entire exhaust system, front brake pads, clutch, bra to protect front (we’ve always used one), belts, and tires (less than 5000 miles on tires). Lots of upgrades including 3-window canvas tent in pop-top (some cosmetic discoloration in places but very sound – see photos), screens all around (including zipping screen for sliding side door), removable Yakima roof racks, custom cover for when not in use (see photo), extra 12-volt power ports, earphone jack, driving lights, fan installed in original Dometic 3-way fridge (which works great), upgraded on-off switch on water pump for sink. Includes original owner’s manuals, Bentley shop manual, miscellaneous spare parts (belts, accelerator cable, distributor cap, plugs, etc.) The van shows minor normal wear and tear (see photos) but is basically in great shape. Although in Vermont, we’ve never driven it in the winter and have always bundled it up well in winter months to protect it from the elements, so body is sound (a little rust on bottom of rear lift-gate that we discovered and treated, which put a stop to it – see photos). Clean title (carfax report available). The only known problems are as follows: (1) the AC hasn’t worked for several years. (2) When the gas tank was reinstalled at one point many many years ago one of the compression fittings didn’t get properly seated or something, so if you fill the tank all the way to 13 gallons it will leak a little gas from the top of the tank. We just always fill it to 12 gallons or less and it’s not a problem. This could be fixed by someone with a lift, we just haven’t bothered. (3) The water level gauge on the fresh-water tank is unreliable. Cash or wire transfer only, local pickup or arrangements for shipping are buyer’s responsibility. See it on Craigslist here: https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/6282126949.html

  12. 1994 DIESEL Eurovan (Canadian Import). Full camper, pop top, no rust, completely up to date on repairs & maintenance including new cylinder, timing belt, water pump. Road ready!

    Asking $27,500 OBO

  13. Westy for sale – Photos on Craigslist
    1987 Vanagon GL Westfalia Full Camper – 106K miles! $29,995

    Exterior Color: Silver
    Title: Clear
    Mileage: 106,523
    Engine: 2.1 gas with 2.2 cam
    Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
    Oregon DEQ: Tags valid until 2/28/18
    3rd Owners – Private Seller in Oregon – NE Portland, Alameda area

    Selling our beautiful Westy after 15 years of fun. This van turns heads wherever it goes. We’re the 3rd owners and bought it with 65K miles. Driven almost exclusively for road trips & camping. Excellent service provided by Westfalia experts, Halsey Automotive, in NE Portland. We are using this camper less than it deserves & want to pass it on to someone ready to take her on her next adventure. Come check it out in NE Portland!

    Key Features:
    -Air Conditioning, Moonroof, Power Locks w/Keyless Entry/Alarm, Rear Wiper
    -Professionally installed new tent, upgraded propane tank
    -Professionally installed Fiamma F45 crankout awning – 10′
    -GoWesty screens for front windows, sliding door entry and back hatch
    -Premium 16″ tires with Mercedes alloy wheels
    -Premium stereo with USB capability and 4 custom speakers
    -Exterior in very good shape – Beautiful original paint – a few minor flaws
    -Interior newly detailed – original upholstery, full curtains, rugs all good
    -Original promo booklet and owners manuals
    -Extensive engine work, new clutch and muffler within the last 1,000 miles
    Complete service records from the day it was purchased

    Minor Flaws: Very few issues for a 30 year old vehicle. A very few minor exterior flaws. Light road stripe paint “spray” on lower panel of rear passenger side. Inactive mildew stains on popup ceiling, Paint missing on face plate under sink. Refrigerator does not work, but seals for cold storage.

    This van, with its low mileage, original paint, and tasteful upgrades will only continue to appreciate in value. You are going to love this Westy!

  14. I have posted my Syncro Westy on the Samba site. It is a 61K- miler, one owner (before me) that lived its life in the shade in CA. The paint is perfect, 100% rust-free the body is perfect and the interior is perfect, as well. I put a Subuaru 2.5 in it ( by a local guy here) and also had the transmission rebuilt. The front diff also got a new ring and pinion, as well as a new viscous coupling. Everything mechanical has been brought up to “new” specification, and the interior has been detailed out by me. It seems all I did was work on it! There is too much to list here – see the Samba ad: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2074502

    • I recently posted my one-owner (before me) ’90 Syncro on the Samba. It has lived its whole life in the shade. 62K miles, perfect original paint, perfect interior, 1500 miles on Subaru 2.5 swap (I had this done locally), front diff rebuilt with new viscous coupling, all mechanical systems worked over to perfection by myself. All I did was work on the Van! I am losing money at the posted price – my loss may be your gain! See here: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2074502

  15. Description:
    2002 VW Eurovan Weekender
    157,846 miles
    Clean title
    $18,500

    2002 VW Eurovan with pop top. Has 7 seats with 2 removable seats. The seats lay down to make a queen size bed. Exterior and interior are clean. The top can comfortably sleep 2 adults. It is a double mattress on top.

    No engine problems. The transmission is original but has had no issues. New battery and auxiliary battery too. Has been stored in a garage.

    Known issues: The passenger seat heater does not work. There is a small hole in the seat. It was there when we purchased it. There are a few dents and dings.

    Home is where you park it!

    Very fun to camp with. Get this now so you can start camping this summer!

    All curtains included
    Trailer hitch receiver (although we’ve never towed anything with it)
    Front end bra (not pictured)
    Rear hatch bug screen

  16. Collin Suttles

    https://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/d/volkswagen-westfalia/6223226536.html

    Selling our 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon GL full camper. It is finished in tan on brown. Body has 196,371 miles but the 1.9L engine was rebuilt 15k miles ago, have receipt. It also had a new clutch at the time of engine rebuild, and a new starter in 2016. Manual transmission.

    We just put on a brand new pop-top tent (three window variety) that has better air flow, leak free pop top!

    It runs, drives and shifts good. The body is fantastic…new paint and bodywork in 2015, absolutely no rust on this van! The interior is clean and smoke free. All the camping equipment is present and accounted for…everything works as it should. All curtains and screens present and accounted for.

    Clean title in hand!

    I bought the van from California a while back with the intention of fixing it up a bit and travelling around the country in it with my girlfriend and dogs, and as it turns out she hates the van…heartbreaking! She wants something newer and fancier, go figure. I really want to keep it but just can’t justify it. Here is your chance to snatch up a super nice Westy!

    $15,000 cash…SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!!!

  17. I am selling my 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia.
    1.9L Automatic. 187,033mi
    $11,500 OBO- I would like to sell by the end of the month. Offers welcome
    (415)961-7127
    No trades, first with cash in hand drives it away. Van is located in San Francisco, Glen Park Neighborhood. About 10 min walk form the Glen Park Bart Station
    I can show it 6-9pm on most weekdays and on the weekend. Email to check it out neopodo@gmail.com

    The Van and I have had a good run. I have had the van for the past 5 years. Over the years I have had an amazing time traveling around, camping, and taking in the sights. Alas I have no more time or space to utilize the brilliant machine. Van starts, runs, and drives great. Clean title and current registration. I have put in a list of repairs over the years, i can provide a list in asked. Feel like it is in decent mechanical shape. It’s not perfect, take it to a shop and they will say it needs shocks and a couple of parts to make it perfect. This is a great van that you can jump in and jam out for the weekend, week, or month and not break the bank. The body is a cool lime green. The camper set up is in good shape. The original 3 gallon propane tank works and can be filled up at most propane filing stations. The stove and the fridge run on the propane. Fridge can also run on 12v and 110v. The water tank, pump and sink work. The Camper pop top is intact but in poor shape, some small rips and the window zipper is broken. The AC was disconnected at the engine before I got it, doubt it works. The stereo has been upgraded, and it slams! Now has an aux jack to play whatever you like form your phone. Van also comes with all the factory curtains and a rear camper screen.

    Bonus: Included with the van are 4 owners manuals, factory, Haynes, and owners

  18. Well Cared for 1985 Wesfalia

    Spent almost all of its life in colorado, so there is Next to Zero rust. Paint is not the best looking, but its the original mustard color.

    Everything works, Van runs and drives great. 133K original miles with recent tune up. Manual trans with the 1.9L motor. This baby is ready to camp.

    Helping my mother in law sell it, let me know if you would be interested in taking a look. Its also on CL in the Rhode island area.

    Price is negotiable for serious buyers, no tire kickers or dreamers.

    Thanks,

  19. CAN YOU GIVE ME FEEDBACK IS THIS A GOOD PRICE ?
    it is a unique special order vanagon camper

    This Vanagon , POP up Top with built in bed area, this vanagon is very clean , inside is almost perfect , its ready for order your own interior camper kit , if you want a stove and sink

    Full leather seats , perfect condition , have custom seat covers

    Zipper windows with screens

    seating capacity is seven
    fold down rear seat bed

    This is a custom built vanagon ordered from Germany , it was bought for a special German tourist
    company

    Temperature gauge on dash

    front and rear air conditioning

    Rebuilt engine with about 40K miles
    Just smogged
    $1450 worth of work just done , redone fuel system and tune up, new ignition , new battery

    Very Nice Driver
    we will consider offers , don’t wait this is a rare find

    FOR SALE $6300 or OBO

    TEXT ONLY !!! , or respond to email reply

    408-968-0506


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