Vanagon Westfalia restored in Cal NEW paint seats Price: 23900
Vanagon Westfalia with new custom paint (Porsche "Sport Classic Grey" and Black) in and out and custom matching seats, fully restored with rebuilt 2.1 liter water-cooled engine)
I have 2 fully restored Westy's for sale right now...and one more in the restoration process as you read this, which you could have restored anyway you'd like it (color, upholstery, etc) :-) The other one is blue, white and black with a custom interior. It should be listed today.
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This is a long description. I figure if you are going to spend this much on a vintage vehicle, you might as well have all of the details. (I'll be posting youtube videos soon) Hopefully this listing will answer most of your questions... but that said, I'm always happy to talk on the phone if you'd rather call —> (8o5) 7-two-9-56.O6
This 1984 water-cooled California, rust-free Vanagon Westfalia originally from San Diego.
It was almost perfectly straight, and now it has a brand new, customized paint with incredible dash/cockpit area, Brand New plaid seats/upholstery, custom paint on the interior, and exterior. You'll never find another like this. And it's a totally rust-free, ORIGINAL California Westfalia.
----- AESTHETICALLY -----
Looks brand new inside and outside. Very cool with the custom upholstered seats. No rust at all.
~This is a professional paint job with a high-quality, 2-stage, and 2-tone paint job. I had the bumpers, poptop, every light, lens, mirror, door handle, etc. before being painted "inside and out". In other words, it was "done right". The Porsche Sport Grey paint is a flat paint that looks very cool and matches perfectly with the custom interior seats, dash, etc. We chose the fabric first and then painted the van to match.
We accented the matte grey with black along the bottom, around the front windshield, down the side, the roof coamings, and a stripe of black was added to the back lift gate.
~The tent is nearly new and looks great. This is the upgraded 3-window model which allows for better ventilation. And you can look to the left and right side of the van when camping...or keep them closed. It's a really nice feature.
~The cockpit is "customized", with the dash being painted (properly) in 2-tone black and light beige. I think that it looks really cool. The cockpit alone demonstrates the care taken by my painter. He's a true artist. This is not some cheap paint that is going to chip off. This was properly applied with a special process (that is above my pay-grade to be able to explain). Simply, it won't chip off. This two-tone dash looks great and definitely sets it apart.
~The door panels are the same custom light beige as well (as opposed to the old brown). And the window handles have been upgraded to not scrape the door panel (and to allow for bigger front speakers)
~On the inside, the seats have completely new foam seat cushions and automotive quality fabric upholstery.
~Additionally, ALL the other interior plastics look good or have been properly painted as well.
~On the exterior, all of the trim, grills, door handles, mirrors, etc have been painted black. This is not some "rattle-can" paint. This is all proper paint that won't be chipping off. You might notice in the pictures that one of the back vents is missing. I have one on order and it will be included in the purchase.
~Full camper interior with sink, stove, frig, water tank, cabinetry, etc
~~The wheels have been custom painted to match the van.
----- MECHANICALLY -----
~~This has a NEW 2.1 liter motor!! Runs strong and will barrel along down the freeway quite comfortably. I had the entire vehicle gone through by my personal mechanic, Wilhelm and he's 82 years old. He was trained at the factory (and in Tilburg Holland) when these were first made. He know's his stuff. Being that it's a 1984, it's water cooled. It runs perfectly. I wouldn't hesitate taking it anywhere! It's ready to roll.
~~It's a 4-speed stick shift, with a new clutch installed when the motor was replaced.
~~The tires are like new.
~~The gas tank hoses have just been replaced about 2 months ago...they all need it at some point. It's a bit of a pain to do but you won't ever have to worry about that now.
~~The frame, body, and undercarriage are all completely rust free.
~~The headlights all work, the windows do their thing, the wing windows don't whistle, the seats are comfortable (being that they are new), it has a front and rear heater, the windshield wipers work as expected, and even the cigarette lighter (12V socket) works.
----- What does it need? -----
~~What would I do to it? I'd add cruise control. But I'm a huge cruise-control fan. But I also average about 38k miles per year in my other car and I really like using cruise control. But if most of your driving is in town, it might not be of importance to you. Cruise control was a very rare feature. I had one that had it and I thought it was awesome. :-) If you want to go all-pro, you can upgrade the tires and wheels at some point. But where the tires are like new, I'd say to wait until you wear the tires that are on there. I wouldn't bother but that would be your call and you'd have plenty of time to decide (at least 3-4 years from now). I do have a set of 16" wheels and BRAND new tires that I'd sell separately. They still need to be drilled out but if you're interested, let me know. I'd probably replace the front headlights. They work but aren't the brightest...although in all honesty, they never were compared to todays HID lights. You could replace them with HID's or just upgrade the existing.
----- WHY SHOULD YOU BUY THIS ONE -----
It's super hard to find these where they have been paint on the both INSIDE and OUTSIDE. At best, you'll find a new exterior coat of paint (and often it doesn't match the interior). And most of the other vans have seats that are worn and/or ripped. And most have "just a little bit" of rust...and regarding the rust, when you see that tiny rust bubble under one of the window, what you don't see is how far back that rust goes. I can show you the before, during, and after pictures to prove the original condition was rust free.
The reason why I personally would buy this van is that all of the difficult stuff (that no one ever ends up doing) is complete. The other reason is that it's unique. It doesn't look like everyone else's gold, brown, or white van. You can take this camping, drive it around town, or show it off at car shows. I'm selling this van for much less than it could go for. I have two that are finished (this one and a blue and white one with plaid seats) and one more that I'm restoring now. I'd like to get them sold before I leave for Italy this fall. You could literally buy this van and relist it for $4000 more and sell it and make money. Go ahead, I'd be happy for you. :-) I just don't have the time. This van will only go up in value...try that with your Prius. Someone will definitely buy this. I have done this enough to know that this will sell quickly. I hope you buy it. They are an absolute blast. Call with any questions. I'm always happy to help.
----- LOCATION -----
~~The van is located in beautiful SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA. I'd be happy to arrange (or help arrange) shipping anywhere. Also, you can very easily fly into Santa Barbara and we would be happy to pick you up. Or you could fly into LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) and take the shuttle bus to SB where we can pick you up...or take an Uber/Lyft. Rent a car for a one-way or the Amtrak comes into downtown SB as well.... Or whatever makes sense to you. I would possibly deliver it to you as long as it's paid in full first. I like driving and it would be a fun "farewell" trip.
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