1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia camper van automatic - Gray

1989 Volkswagen Other

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Other
SubModel: Westfalia
Type: Van Camper
Year: 1989
Mileage: 232000
VIN: WV2ZB0250KH036500
Color: Gray
Engine: Tiico 2.0L
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Seattle, Washington, United States
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Description for Volkswagen Other 1989

No, 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:
∙ Tiico conversion to 2.0L VW engine - $3500
∙ Full repaint including pop-top - $9400
∙ Gowesty texture coat on wheel hubs and lower body panels - $950
∙ Gowesty aluminum wheels - $600
∙ Gowesty solid steel bumpers - $1200
∙ Power mirrors - $?
∙ Added second battery system and all new wiring - $760
∙ Pop-top tent replaced with 3-window synthetic Gowesty tent - $420
∙ New propane tank - $320
∙ Power inverter $?
∙ Upgraded water/power hookup boxes - $155
∙ Pioneer 200 watt stereo - $200
∙ New seat arm and head rests - $250
∙ New sliding door panel - $250
Work done by me from 2013 to present
∙ Transmission upgraded to Torque Biasing Differential - $4,700
∙ Full transmission rebuild in 2018 - $3,700
∙ FOX off-road suspension and lift springs $1600
∙ Gowesty Cargo swing arm with spare tire, ladder, and Rotopax gas/water tanks - $730
∙ BFG All Terrain tires - $720
∙ Gowesty Bigger Brake upgrade - $880
∙ South African grill kit and High Power headlight system - $650
∙ Fiamma awning - $880
∙ Installed roof bars and added Yakima Megawarrior rack - $1,100
∙ Solar panel and power management system - $480
∙ Dark window tint for complete privacy and “stealth camping” - $325
∙ Engel 12v fridge/freezer (fully powered by solar panel)
∙ Shurflo faucet upgrade - $80
∙ Interior lights upgraded to LED - $?
∙ New water pump - $200
∙ Pop top lift assist gas struts - $50
∙ Extra 12v socket with 2 USB ports - $?
∙ Full set of new Gowesty curtains - $?
∙ Sun-heated pressurized Road Shower on roof rack - $400
∙ Custom Gowesty berber carpet set - $270
∙ Waterproof Pelican rooftop cargo box - $200
∙ HELLA reverse spotlight - $? (currently nonfunctional - needs rewiring)
∙ 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.)
Included accessories:
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
Insect screens
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
$25,000 firm