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1988 Vanagon Weekender Carat, Subaru 2.2 Conv   Price: $22000
1988 vanagon weekender carat version tin top with custom roof rack as well as roof top tent. 219k miles on frame. Professionally installed Subaru 2.2 engine. KEP adapter, headers, and mounts. Engine completely rebuilt by Colorado Component Rebuilders and has aprox 50k on it. TDI beetle starter with adapter for easy starts. External oil cooler added. Stainless steel coolant pipes. I had r-12 ac system hooked up 5 yrs ago and it has been working great ever since Yes! Working AC! It makes all the difference not to have to have windows down while traveling. I also put in a limited slip Peloquin differential. Go westy lift springs as well to increase clearance. Original paint, no body work ever done, NO rust. Minor dings and scratches as expected over life span. New CV drive axles, new rear wheel bearings, repacked front bearings. New battery. New tires 3000 miles ago, (purchased in whitehorse, yukon) New stereo with aux imput. Van has folding rear seat into queen size bed, pop up table and removable rear facing jump seats.

This van is set up for overlanding. The roof top tent is new this year, it is a 3 person tent. It's quick to set up and comfortable to use. It could be included in sale so that is negotiable. Its a great alternative to the pop top camper tent. Roof rack is aluminum and 4'x7'. We slept up there for our entire Baja trip and its plenty sturdy. Custom ladder to access roof. Custom 2" trailer hitch hidden in bumper, used for bike rack and to tow kayak trailer. Awning gives shade and rain protection. Has full zip in bug mesh enclosure for awning. Also has zip in floor for full bug shelter. Could be easily used for sleeping area. All quick to set up. I know that some may scoff at the tin top but we found this set up to be quite capable for camping and traveling.

Just returned from 40 day, 9000 mile road trip to Alaska. We have taken it to Yellowstone/ Tetons, up and down CA coast numerous times, Death Valley, and driven length of Baja penninsula. Van has never left us stranded.

I have owned it about 5 yrs and put almost 45 k miles on it. It's been a great vehicle. But it is a 30 yrs old vehicle with a converted engine set up so it does occasionally have things that break or gremlins that pop up. You will have to be willing to turn a wrench or make good friends with a mechanic. It has had a few electrical gremlins. The van is in good shape but not perfect. We ( wife and I, plus 3 boys) have used it a lot to travel and thus it is not pristine. She does 70 mph full loaded at 3500 rpms. She could easily go faster but with a van like this its not about getting there as fast as possible. Averages in the low 20's mpg. 4 speed manual transmission, shifts smooth and no issues. It is not a race horse but the subaru is a bomber engine and provides quite a few more horse power that the original wasserboxer. Fun to drive.

I have a few odds and ends to clean up post Alaska trip before sale. Just passed SMOG and I have cert in hand. I have clean title. Any questions, just ask. I'm open to offers but not desperate to sell. I have thick binder of receipts and info of history. Give me a call, or text, or email for more info.
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