1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia camper van automatic - Gray
Price: US $25,000.00 Item location: Seattle, Washington, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Westfalia
- Type: Van Camper
- Year: 1989
- Mileage: 232000
- VIN: WV2ZB0250KH036500
- Color: Gray
- Engine size: Tiico 2.0L
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1989 Volkswagen OtherNo, it's not 4WD, but with the added Torque Biasing Differential for maximized true-2WD traction, you'll barely notice the difference. And with FOX off-road suspension, lift springs, and all-terrain tires, you'll go almost anywhere a Syncro can without the high cost and maintenance.
Mileage is 232,000 but only 35,000 on rebuilt engine and barely 1000 on transmission rebuilt last year.
This is a completely self-contained micro-RV with a full kitchen (sink, running water, propane stove) portable toilet, sun-heated pressurized outdoor shower, efficient modern Engel fridge/freezer, and everything fully powered by Gowesty solar panels that can rest in the roof basket or pop out legs and sit wherever the sun is.
The previous owner and I poured a total of $36,000 into upgrading and renovating this into the ULTIMATE ADVENTURE VAN with all the comforts and functionality you can squeeze into these remarkable vehicles.
Work done by previous owner between 2006 and 2013:
âˆ™ Tiico conversion to 2.0L VW engine - $3500
âˆ™ Full repaint including pop-top - $9400
âˆ™ Gowesty texture coat on wheel hubs and lower body panels - $950
âˆ™ Gowesty aluminum wheels - $600
âˆ™ Gowesty solid steel bumpers - $1200
âˆ™ Power mirrors - $?
âˆ™ Added second battery system and all new wiring - $760
âˆ™ Pop-top tent replaced with 3-window synthetic Gowesty tent - $420
âˆ™ New propane tank - $320
âˆ™ Power inverter $?
âˆ™ Upgraded water/power hookup boxes - $155
âˆ™ Pioneer 200 watt stereo - $200
âˆ™ New seat arm and head rests - $250
âˆ™ New sliding door panel - $250
Work done by me from 2013 to present
âˆ™ Transmission upgraded to Torque Biasing Differential - $4,700
âˆ™ Full transmission rebuild in 2018 - $3,700
âˆ™ FOX off-road suspension and lift springs $1600
âˆ™ Gowesty Cargo swing arm with spare tire, ladder, and Rotopax gas/water tanks - $730
âˆ™ BFG All Terrain tires - $720
âˆ™ Gowesty Bigger Brake upgrade - $880
âˆ™ South African grill kit and High Power headlight system - $650
âˆ™ Fiamma awning - $880
âˆ™ Installed roof bars and added Yakima Megawarrior rack - $1,100
âˆ™ Solar panel and power management system - $480
âˆ™ Dark window tint for complete privacy and "stealth camping" - $325
âˆ™ Engel 12v fridge/freezer (fully powered by solar panel)
âˆ™ Shurflo faucet upgrade - $80
âˆ™ Interior lights upgraded to LED - $?
âˆ™ New water pump - $200
âˆ™ Pop top lift assist gas struts - $50
âˆ™ Extra 12v socket with 2 USB ports - $?
âˆ™ Full set of new Gowesty curtains - $?
âˆ™ Sun-heated pressurized Road Shower on roof rack - $400
âˆ™ Custom Gowesty berber carpet set - $270
âˆ™ Waterproof Pelican rooftop cargo box - $200
âˆ™ HELLA reverse spotlight - $? (currently nonfunctional - needs rewiring)
âˆ™ Full system refresh at Peace Vans in 2014, belts, pumps, joints, and hoses - $4,000
TOTAL IMPROVEMENTS: $36,000
(I have documentation for all of these.)
Pop-up privacy tent for outdoor showers
Porta-Potti portable toilet with fully sealed reservoir and freshwater flush (fits in cabinet under stove)
Cloth-lined memory foam pad for lower bed, custom made by Gowesty
Full-coverage custom curtain for cockpit windows
Smaller, behind-seats curtain for quick privacy
Traction wedges for getting unstuck (if you ever get stuck!)
A full-system pre-sale inspection from Louis Foreign Auto revealed the following issues:
Low compression on one engine cylinder, resulting in some loss of horsepower. This is not an urgent repair—I've been driving it this way for years and never noticed—but Louis' bid for a valve repair job is $2,500
Leaky coolant line - $200 repair
2 torn CV boots
Cracked exhaust downpipe
1 clogged windshield washer nozzle
A few dings and rust spots (see photos)
Reverse spotlight doesn't work (needs rewiring)
Front cigarette lighter flickers on and off due to loose wiring
Light mildew stains on pop top liner