1985 Mercedes-Benz T1 Sprinter RV Wohnmobil Van Camper

1985 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Camper

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: Sprinter
Type: Van Camper
Trim: Van Camper
Year: 1985
Mileage: 65,498
VIN: 11111111111111111
Color: Tan
Engine: 5 cylinder non-turbo Diesel
Cylinders: 5
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Brown
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Houston, Texas, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning
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Description for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1985

I am selling a very unique, cool, and retro 1985 Mercedes-Benz wohnmobil RV camper van vin# 61146810643944. I found this van for sale outside of Albuquerque and flew out there to buy it and drive it back to Houston. Unfortunately, the camper was not in the condition the seller stated it was in, but I finished the deal and drove it back to Houston as safely as I could. I'm not sure if it was his ignorance or lack of intelligence, but I will try to represent this camper as honestly as possible and with as much information as I know about it. Yes it does have rust, yes it does need work, and yes it is cool! I was going to join the full time #vanlife crowd, but unfortunately I got a job. I can't give this thing as much love as I was initially hoping, and I am therefore trying to pass it along to someone who can take care of it the right way and not let it sit around.
Engine
5 cylinder non-turbo Diesel, legendary Mercedes-Benz "million mile" motor
I did an oil and filter change in Albuquerque
Engine has an oil leak, I topped it off about 2 quarts every 150 miles
Radiator fan shroud is pretty wornout, but I was able to secure it back to the radiator
A/C Compressor is in-op
Engine runs strong
Transmission
Automatic Allison transmission, very rare and strong
I checked the fluid in ABQ looked good
Brakes
All brakes need replaced to include front pads and rotors, rear wheel cylinders and shoes
As well I would recommend renovating the hard brake lines
Electrical
Alternator light permanently on
Sometimes one headlights works
No tail lights, no brake lights
I secured the alternator back to the engine block after it came loose on the trip
Very large newer battery
Gas gauge does not work
Oil light does work
Temperature gauge does work
RV Features
Stand up shower stall with sink and toilet, missing shower drain piping
Kitchen sink and stove
Truma LPG hot water heater
Has table but no leg. Table is being used underneath the cusions as a bed support
Needs new rear cushions and bed support panels
120volt power circuits need redone, the breakers are loose in the box and the inverter is gone, power cord still intact
No house battery, but I did hook one up and the tank check panel works and the interior lighting and fart fan all work
Has large LPG tank
Passenger seat missing, but swivel seat base is still there
Needs new cockpit cab carpet
Overall the interior is still in good condition
Rooftop A/C untested
Body
Original paint
Rust below slider door
Slider door difficult to use as it is missing upper roller (can find on eBay UK)
Rust below driver's front door
Rust in both front fenders
Rust around front grille
Rust around bottoms of rear doors
Front and rear doors open and close solid
Dually rear axle
Original rear plastic fender flares and mud flaps
Original bumpers front and rear
Spare tire carrier, ladder, and roof rack
Rust in rain gutter above windshield
Windshield no cracks
Various dents, dings, and scratches
Extras
Jumper cables
3/4 Gallon Wal-Mart 15w40 Diesel oil (you're gunna need it)
Plastic funnel with extra blue shop towels to check oil level
Alternator/fan belt
Original Mercedes-Benz 1980's First Aid Kit
Highlights
Dealership installed dash A/C unit
Rooftop A/C
Automatic transmission
Dually rear end
Six new tires Lionhart 185r14 Load Range D installed 1000miles ago ($500)
Newer battery, fully charged
Mercedes-Benz million mile legendary Diesel
Free pack of American Spirits
Cool factor times 1 million
The person I bought this camper from received it from another individual to pay off some debt. This camper was sitting for quite some time and had to be pulled out from the side of a house in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I purchased it with no title, but did put Texas Insurance on it and got a Texas one-trip permit to drive it back to Houston safely. I have not gotten the title for it, nor have I tried. I would be happy to assist the new owner with getting a bonded title for it. The VIN# is 61146810643944 and it did come from Germany. I did have the New Mexico MVD in Las Vegas search for it with no record returned. The last time it was tagged was in the year 2000 in California. It will come with a bill of sale and the California plates and is being sold as a project. Even though this camper does need work, I was still able to drive it from New Mexico back to Houston, during the day only, over Thanksgiving break. The brakes were quite nerve racking, but overall she ran great and was happy to stretch her legs after years of sitting. Every 100 miles I stopped to check the oil and top off the diesel. I do remember it got quite good fuel mileage, but I don't remember specifically what it was. Overall, this is a very fun, cool, unique, quirky, and retro European camper that you just do not see. I am offering it at a fair price so that the new owner can afford to come pick it up or transport it, as well as complete the necessary repairs in the future.
I am located in Cypress, Texas a suburb of Houston, Texas. Vehicle can be viewed by appointment. I reserve the right to end this auction if the vehicle is sold privately. I can be contacted at 713-791-8371 to setup a viewing or for any questions you may have. I will work with your shipping arrangements, like setting a time for the vehicle to be picked up and helping with loading it in any way that I can. Vehicle will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are serious about owning it, I encourage the use of the Buy-It-Now feature to secure the deal.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and please only bid if you are serious!!