1985 Westy Camper w/ New GoWesty 2.2 Engine Price: 23000
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If youíre looking for a turn key drive it around the world reliable Westfalia, youíve found it. Iíve owned this van since December 2013 and sheís taken me on 50,000 miles worth of amazing adventures. Now itís an exciting time in her life to move onto new owners and adventures. In the past two years Iíve put $20,000 into this van, hereís a run down of whatís been done.
(Nov 2018) Brand New GoWesty 2.2L engine with many new upgrades including new injectors, new air flow meter, new coolant reservoirs, new clutch, new fuel lines, new coolant temp sensor, new O2 sensor, new ignition control module. The engine started with transferable 4 year 48k mile warranty. See GoWesty website for more info. This engine has much better torque and power than even a stock 2.1. ($13,000)
(Mar 2019) Dash taken off and replaced front heater core, front blower motor w/ resistor, foam and other odds and ends cleaned up. ($1,000)
(Mar 2019) New Bilstien XHD Vanagon Specific Shocks. WOW, these are amazing. ($1,100)
(Dec 2019) Specialty restoration shop prepped, repainted front end with new window seal and new windshield. I have a full photo set of the before, during, after. It will be 20 years before you have to worry about common windshield seal rust. ($2,000)
(2017) New brakes all the way around (calipers, rotors, drums, pads, everything), also master & slave cylinder. I think this bill was nearly $4,000
(2018) New power steering rack ($1,000)
(2017) The push bar for the pop top failed, so I had it rebuilt and reinforced. $100 worth of welding and about 10 hours of my time. This push bar will never fail again.
(2015) Manual Transmission rebuild by German Transaxle in Bend, OR w/ Peloquins Limited Slip Differential. I paid the extra $1,400 to have this added at the time of rebuild. It's worth every penny to have true 2wd in the rear. Is an absolute monster on packed sand, gravel, dirt, snow and even ice. It was basically my excuse not to try and find a 4wd syncro. ($4,500)
(2015) Go Westy 16" steel wheels with Nokian Rotiva tires (2018) + a set of matching Konig/Thule tank track style chains.
(2016) Truck Mirrors ($400) Only the best, you can basically forgot the rearview mirror if you want.
(2016) GoWesty Hookup Boxes ($150). I have pictures of when I took the originals off and the insulation and paint were immaculate on the inside.
This van came with an absolute bumping stereo system. It's an older Pioneer head unit with detachable face, Aux Input and a USB drive input... and... Sirius for LIFE! That's right, it was grandfathered in from back when and it still works. I "think" it can still be transferred (once) to a new head unit. It's got two 4in speakers in the front doors, and 2 6x9s under the bench seat with a pretty large AMP, all professionally installed at some point. It does take up some storage space, but it sounds, so, good.
The odometer still works and I'm just about to 180,000 miles. I got it with roughly 120,000 miles on it, about six years ago. I have the title report I purchased before buying it, and the last record then showed 109,000 miles, no accidents, no nothing. Clean as a whistle title. VIN WV2ZB0252FH066457
The propane tank still works, as does the stove. The original Dometic fridge occasionally works on batter or propane, it's fussy, but can make ice when running well. The faucet pump for the sink is clogged or broken, I haven't had time to fix it. The water tank is clean and perfect.
This van has the rare and desirable dealer installed A/C that blows out the front dash. I haven't had it recharged, but it does appear to work. If I turn it on, it blows slightly cool. I never had the refrigerant changed/refilled since I bought it. It mainly lives in Eureka, so no need for A/C. But now, with a NEW more powerful engine, a recharge would likely make it blow ice cold.
I have a huge stack of records/receipts for this van. Everything that's been done to it over the past six years, plus a folder full of paperwork from the 2 owners before me. In total it's a stack a few inches high.
I think it important to make sure you are familiar with how Westys drive and operate before asking to test drive mine :) Not only am I particular, I want to make sure you realize how well this Westy handles and drive compared to others that you've driven.
Between upgraded/new engine, new shocks, new power steering rack, new brakes, etc, this van drive SUPER nice. This is not a perfect van, but it's very difficult to find one with these kinds of recent upgrades, AND an engine warranty, for under $30k.
Brand New Throttle Cable - These can notoriously break on fun adventures, and always a part that needs to be ordered, only a few places will stock these.
Used Working ECU - The current ECU works great, however I came across a spare and know itís handy to have in case the engine starts running funny.
Eureka, CA is a long way from everything. With that being said, Iím planning a trip in the next few weeks to go to the SF Bay Area and show to some already interested parties. If youíd like to be contacted when Iím headed to SF, please let me know. I may end up doing a showing at Ocean Beach over a weekend. First $23,000 takes her home!