1985 Westy Weekender Price: 10400
985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia (Wolfsburg Weekender) - $10400
Van spent most of its life in Colorado, but moved to SE Texas in October 2016 when it passed to my ownership. I'm selling, as I simply haven't used it enough to justify the expense of storage and proper maintenance.
Exact mileage is an estimate, as odometer is stuck at 160k. I've clocked approximately 4,000 miles while I've owned the van, including problem-free road trips to San Antonio (400 miles), Beaumont (200 miles), Victoria (200 miles) and Waco (350 miles). Van is in great working order, has never left me stranded and I would not hesitate to head out for a camping trip to the Hill Country or further afield.
Mechanically, the van runs well on its 1.9L WB engine (manual transmission).
Maintenance is current and I will provide the purchaser with records of all work done in the last 18 months, which includes:
-Replaced exhaust header pipes and side pipes 5/18 (parts were used, but in good condition)
-New fuel lines (in engine bay and from fuel pump to engine bay) 11/17
-New engine coolant 11/17
-New front brake shoes 11/17
-New rear brakes (drums, shoes and hardware) 11/17
-New belts 11/17
-New coolant hose (water pump to H-pipe) 8/17
-New tail pipe and muffler 4/17
-New AC Compressor 4/17
-New battery 2/17
-New radius arm bushings, rack and pinion bellows and outer tie rod ends 11/16
-New ground cables 11/16
-4 wheel alignment 11/16
The van includes a number of upgrades, including:
-16inch Gowesty Wheels (tires still have lots of life left)
-S. African Grill and headlights
-Propex Heater (living in SE Texas, I've never had to use it)
-GoWesty Auxillary Battery System (battery is dead, but system is wired and ready to go)
-Stow n' Go Seats (light gray leather, not a perfect match, but a huge upgrade over the original seats which smelled terribly and were uncomfortable)
Body: Paint is original with chips and a tiny spots of surface rust as you would expect for a 33 year old vehicle. The van's body has a few nicks and dings, including a dent on the rear driver's corner which is visible in pictures. Seam rust began to appear on the driver's panel (in the usual place) about a year ago. There is one other spot of surface rust (3" in diameter) under the passenger side headlight.
Interior: A few of the cup holders are damaged. I removed the carpet in January 2017 (it was beyond gross) and am using floor mats in the front and foam squares in the passenger area. The canvas pop-up tent appears to be original. It is serviceable, but patched in several places. Bench seat and jump seat upholstery are in very good condition. I have reupholstered the engine cover cushion with marine grade vinyl.
Mechanical: One CV Boot is torn, I have removed the O2 sensor, capped the sensor bung and hollowed out the catalytic converter (not a problem with Texas emissions, but may need to be addressed in other states). I will include a functioning Cat with the van as part of the sale. The AC system functions but has a slow leak and needs to be recharged.