Westfalia Vanagon Restored Paint in/out,seats,eng Price: 24999
Looking for one that is mechanically and aesthetically awesome, THIS IS IT!!
New Paint (inside and out) New Engine, New Transmission, New Clutch, New Braking system, New Radiator...All with about 500 miles on them!!! It looks incredible. Pictures don't do it justice.
Vanagon Blue/White with new paint in and out and PLAID seats
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) but hopefully, it 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
I have owned 14 Westy's and have 3 more that I'm restoring right now.
I am a professional restoration Vanagon expert. Call with questions about any Vanagon related topic.
This 1984 water-cooled California (with 2.1 liter water-cooled engine), rust-free Vanagon Westfalia edition. Personally I like the 84's the best out of all of the years. Why, you ask? The 85's and newer went to a mold plastic dash that almost always cracks. The 84's and earlier have a metal dash. The 84's are water cooled. 1980 through the first half of 1983 were aircooled and definitely not as fast, long-lasting, nor were they as reliable.
This one was given a new transmission and engine (~500 miles). 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 Westfalia. Originally from Ojai, California (which is very dry and good for preserving vehicles)
----- AESTHETICALLY -----
Looks brand new inside and outside. Very cool vintage looking plaid seats. No rust at all.
~This is a professional paint job with a high-quality, 2-stage, and 2-tone paint job (actually it's 3-tone). The windows were removed, along with every other light, lens, mirror, door handle, etc. In other words, it was "done right". The blue and white paint matches perfectly with the plaid interior seats. We chose the fabric first and then painted the van to match. Actually, it's a 3-tone van because we accented with black on appropriate locations, like along the bottom, around the front windshield, around, the rear running lights, and a stripe of black was added to the back lift gate. So, the seats are white, blue, and black...and so is the van.
~The cockpit is "customized", with the dash being painted (properly) in 2-tone beige and brown which matches the stock camper interior from Westfalia. I think that it looks spectacular. 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 has become a trademark on my vans. It just looks great and unique.
~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.
~All the "rubber: was replaced on the poptop/roof.
~It really looks awesome
~The cream-ish white paint has a pearlescence in it which gives it a nice warm glow. The blue looks awesome and is nice and sparkly.
----- MECHANICALLY -----
~~I had the entire vehicle gone through by my personal mechanic. His name is Wilhelm and he's 82 years old He was trained in Tilborg and then again at the VW factory in Germany back when these Vanagon's 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!
~~About 500 miles ago the engine was rebuilt (there's no such thing as Brand New)...and it runs really strong. The much improved headbolts where used in this build which will help the engine last a long time. I'm really impressed by how well it runs. It's the larger 2.1 liter engine which is a nice upgrade. It ran great up some very long and steep hills.
~~The transmission is a New stick shift (manual/standard). New clutch as well. Both with about 500 miles on them.
~~The tires are nearly new. They look great with a semi-aggressive tread.
~~I had the gas tank hoses have been replaced...they all need it at some point. This one has been done
~~The frame, body, and undercarriage are all completely rust free.
~~The brake system was completely redone less than 500 miles ago.
~~The lights all work. The headlights are nice and bright. The previous owner improved them significantly.
~~The seats are comfortable (being that they are new), it has a front AND a rear heater, the windshield wipers work as expected, and even the cigarette lighter (12V socket) works.
~~Suspension has been gone through before I got it. It has the very much upgraded "KYB" brand shocks. It makes for a more firm ride and handles better than the stock "Boge" shocks. Big upgrade.
~~New (rebuilt) radiator. This Westy runs nice and cool.
----- 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. Tent isn't perfect but it's completely usable as is. Pretty much it's a great van. Add gas and drive.
----- LOCATION -----
~~The van is located in beautiful SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA. I'd be happy to arrange (or help arrange) shipping. 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. And 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. If you need it shipped, I have a good connection for that. He's reasonable and reliable. I've used him to ship all over the USA. Overseas purchases welcome.
----- TRADES and FINANCING -----
Financing: I don't finance these but if you need financing, there is a bank "CoastHills Credit Union" that offers personal loans to people with good credit. They are wonderful to work with and will have an answer in a few minutes. Amazing bank.
Trades: I'd consider a trade with additional cash coming to me. I'm not going to pay you the same price as you can sell it for on Craig's. The truth is that I really don't want your vehicle but I'm willing to consider it. I'd be willing to give you a "trade-in type price". It would need to be reasonable enough for me to make a very quick sale and still put a bit of money in my pocket. I'm just being honest.
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