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1985 Vanagon GL in decent condition   Price: 3500
A GL Vanagon for sale. It has roughly 220,000 miles on the original 1.9 wasserboxer engine. The odometer stopped working at 192,000, so the 220K is my best guess. I do think it is a conservative estimate. Runs well, but does have the typical leaky heads issue. Included in sale is a set of replacement AMC heads along with a set of German valves. It was leaky when I bought it in 2009 and has not become noticeably worse since I have owned it, but it will need to be addressed eventually. It currently is not leaking to the point where there is coolant on the ground, you just smell it when exiting after a drive. The body is straight and solid. I was going to do a Subaru engine conversion on this van, but ended up buying a diesel Weekender instead.

I had the body and frame checked out previous to that decision and both are very solid. It has some isolated rust holes around some of the windows (especially the windshield), but in good shape overall. It needs rear brakes, but I will replace them prior to sale. Also comes with new water pump, Ford fuel pump, and accelerator cable. It has a tow hitch with 4-pin wiring. There are a couple of dents in the front (hidden by the bra) from a low-speed rear-ending by the previous owner. I replaced the radiator in 2009 and the master clutch cylinder about a year back. I have put only a few hundred miles on it during the last 6 years or so. Paint is fading, but if kept waxed and with some rubbing compound still looks pretty decent. There is a small tear along one of the seams on the driver's side seat. See photo.

Tires are good--multi-ply truck tires. Has tow hitch and 4-prong wiring for trailer.
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