1990 Volkswagen Bus/ Vanagon Westfalia

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • Type: Van Camper
  • Trim: CAMPER VAN
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 68,730
  • VIN: WV2ZB0256LH049057
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 2.1 liter
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, United States


I am posting this listing fora friend so please call him at 503-278-0335 if you have any questions. His name is Radu.

This auction is for a 1990 VOLKSWAGEN WESTFALIA FULL CAMPER in pristine condition and with only 68k original miles.

I have the car since 2004. I moved to Europe in 2005 and I kept the VW in one of my friends warehouse her in Portlan, Oregon. I am coming back to see my daughter every 2 years and those are the only times when I'm using it. That's the reason the mileage is so low.

I bought the car wrecked and have it fixed professionally in one of my friends Body Shops . The van did not have any frame damage, it had some damage (dents)and this was all fixed and the van painted. That is the reason the van has an Oregonrebuilt title.Since this is not a cheap vehicle (this is more like an investment) and since the potential buyers are from far away I can take the van to a shop of your choosing here in Portland OR (you will have to pay for the inspection). Of course you can come and test drive the van here locally before the auction's end.

Everything on this van works perfect starting with the way it runs and drives PERFEC, AC heating and then all of the appliances are working perfect. On the stove( you may see in the pictures) there is still the original plastic wrapping.

A couple of years back I purchased from GoWesty and replaced all new suspension and tires.

This street package includes the following:
• (4) Michelin Hydroedge tires on 16" x 7.5", ET 23 alloy wheels
• (1) Custom GoWesty/Bilstein X-Heavy Duty shock absorber set or the original Bilstein shock absorber set*
• (2) Front progressive coil springs
• (2) Rear progressive coil springs
This package was $1849.95 without installation.

Please ask any questions you may have before bidding, you need more pictures or more info please just ask. I will try to answer all the questions the best I can.

I reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time since I have the van advertised locally and in another couple of cities around US.

About shipping: the winning bidder will have to find a shipper all the shipping expenses are the buyers responsibility. You can pick up the van once the payment cleared whichever method of payment you will choose. A " NON REFUNDABLE" deposit of $500 must be made thru PayPal in the first 24 hours after the auctions end.Please do not bid if you don't want to buy this van.

For those who are not that familiar with this camper here are some the specs:

1980-1991 VW vans are called Vanagons. The interior layouts in the various pop-top versions of the Vanagon, unlike the VW Bus which changed many times, stayed essentially the same throughout the years. The cabinets of the earliest Vanagon pop-tops were fake wood-grain, the seats were a funky striped design, and all the wall and ceiling covering was a thin contact paper-like material that would fall off. Starting with the 1984 Wolfsburg Edition campers, and all '85 and newer campers, the cabinet finish changed to a soft tan color, the fabric changed to a more subdued and extremely durable tan velour fabric, and the funky and unreliable contact paper was replaced with a much more attractive and durable material. This interior scheme stayed in effect through 1986, and in 1987 the interior color changed to gray and remained a very high quality. All '87-'91 full camper interiors are gray and are almost identical. In 1989, the closet door was shortened so it could be opened with the rear table in the stowed position. In 1990, the refrigerator was changed to an electric-start type, and late '90 and '91 models had an inside release for the rear hatch, but that's about it. In 1985, 1986, and 1987, there was a special Westfalia Wolfsburg Weekender offered. These models have the same pop-top as the full camper, but instead of the fridge/stove/sink assembly, they have a flip-up table and one rear-facing seat behind the driver, and a small all-electric, quick release cooler behind the passenger seat (that does not work very well). The interior color of the '85 and '86 was tan, and the fabric used on the seats and door panels was a tan corduroy that is almost always shredded. The '87 model was available in either tan or blue & gray, and the corduroy was dropped in favor of a much more durable fabric. A very similar model was offered again in 1990 and 1991 and was called the Westfalia Multivan (later offered on the Eurovan platform, as well). The interior color of all of the MV models was gray, and the layout was almost identical to the Wolfsburg Weekender, except it had two rear-facing seats behind each of the front seats, both of which were quick-release for easy removal. The '90/'91 Multivans (MVs) are essentially a Carat seven-passenger Vanagon model with the Westfalia pop-top, and are probably the most sought-after and valuable two wheel drive Vanagons ever made. Whereas the appearance of the Vanagon changed very little over the 12 years it was offered, mechanically they changed profoundly:

1986-1991: These are the best of the Vanagons. They are easily identified by their rectangular (instead of round) headlights. The '86 and '87s had smaller thin steel "bumpers," and the '88-'91s had larger fiberglass "bumpers" and an added ventilation duct at the rear of each of the rear side windows. I put "bumpers" in quotations because neither the original thin steel or plastic "bumpers" were much of a bumper. They were more of a "might as well not have any bumper" kind of bumper. Many people think that these Vanagons were better because of the increase in displacement from 1900cc to 2100cc, but in fact this was the least important change. Indeed, the two engines are essentially identical in construction and design, with the exception of a longer throw crankshaft (74mm instead of 69mm, increasing displacement from 1915cc to 2110cc), and an improved #1 main bearing design. The more important changes were: improved exhaust, ignition, fuel injection (Digifant), brakes, and (most importantly) COOLING systems. The cooling system was COMPLETELY re-worked for 1986 and stayed basically unchanged through the end of 1991 production. The new cooling system had fewer parts, was much better at keeping air out, and was an easier system to maintain. Furthermore, the newer engine block with the better #1 main bearing design was also slightly bigger inside, enabling the displacement to be increased above 2300cc. As a rule of thumb, I tell folks to stay away from Vanagons with round headlights. The price difference between a clean 1985 camper and a 1986 camper is small compared to the difference in value; the later is a much better vehicle indeed, and worth the extra money they command.

On Mar-27-17 at 21:45:59 PDT, seller added the following information:

I was asked by a few people if the van has valid tags. The answer is yes the van has valid tags till 02/2019.