Volkswagon Vanagon Westfalia

  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • Trim: Wesfalia
  • Year: 1987
  • Mileage: 141000
  • VIN: WV2ZB0252HH020890
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: Gowesty 2300
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Oakland, California, United States


A wonderful Westfalia. This version has the rear bench that folds to a bed, pop-up roof with a top bed and without the weight of the camper sink, etc. Comes with a detachable cooler, original from 87.
Seats six
Manual transmission
GoWesty 2.3 engine, only 2k miles (June '19) loads of torque.
Fabric seats in good shape - fantastic
Rear cabinet, mid cabin light, rear facing jump-seat
Rear tire have plenty of tread, front at at 50%
Records from 2015
Power steering, everything else is manual.
Truly hope we find the right owner, you will need a certain appreciation of the old school concept, using the dipstick, checking the coolant and using the clutch! If that's good, keep on reading.
Please do your research and you'll see why this is a special van. Handling is amazing, given the rear weight bias. She is rear engine, rear wheel drive and a stick shift !!
Tons of updates and new parts:
At 103,000 miles
From GoWesty:
- New 2300cc Engine (block, head, water pump, thermostat housing). Still using mineral from break-in period.
- New catalyst, exhaust, J pipe and brackets.
- All coolant hoses replaced, complete hose kit using rubber + stainless steel pipes
- New fuel hoses
- New instrument cluster board, now the lights are bright and the clock works!
Over time:
- Replaced front window seals including the triangle window, plus the extra A pillar trim from GoWesty and using some Fatmat, she's quiet and no wind noise.
- Upgraded high and low headlights with Gowesty vision package (relays and bulbs), now with LEDs installed
- Rear axle was clicking, replaced at Fred's garage.
- New clutch at Fred's garage
- One coolant hose didn't look good replaced
- GoWesty rear bumper with 2" integrated hitch receiver
Around 2017:
- Rebuild entire brakes, front rotors, pads, bearings and lines. Rear drums and shoes(pads)
- Sealed the gas tank from a common leak
- New Blaupunkt head unit with Bluetooth and Pandora sourced from Crutchfield)
- New Blaupunkt speakers
You will not find anything like this on the road today, the style, the newly found power/torque and space for your gear. I always get great comments and thumbs up, it's a classic look with upgraded mechanics - best of both!!
Happy to answer any questions.
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