1985 Westy in wonderful condition, Ready to go! Price: 38,000
1985 VW Westfalia. Savannah Beige Pop Top Camper With Full VW Camping Equipment. Located in the North East
Drivetrain rebuilt within last 22,000 miles. FAS in-line 4 VW power with rebuilt trans and LSD. New tires. Drives, runs and stops perfectly. Manual trans. No issues. Newer body paint. Painted top. 163,400 miles.
Most anything you’d want to do to one of these vans I’ve done. Nothing extreme or over the top just solid upgrades designed to keep her as comfortable and reliable as possible. She is built out as a prerunner with a 2” lift and a limited slip differential. Power is an FAS in-line 4 conversion. 135 HP! The same engine used in some of the VW Golf’s and Jettas.. She’ll cruise easily at 70 with room to spare. Keeping her at 65 you can get 20 mpg on the highway. On back roads running between 50 and 60 I average over 22 mph in the summer.
This van is ready to go. Many upgrades like a propex heater, awning, custom tables and custom storage. Touch base for a PDF with complete information and more photos! I'll be truthful on the details and I'm happy to answer questions.
And about the price - There are a lot of less expensive campers listed here and some that cost way more. I think this is the sweet spot! A van that's ready to go with a strong drivetrain and everything needed for weekend trips or longer extended trips!
Here's a long complete list of the work done over the past few years, brace yourself it's a long read:
Foreign Auto Supply Gen. V engine conversion. VW inline 4 naturally aspired AVH 2.0L SOCH. 134 HP @5200 and 135 ft lbs @ 3000 Runs best with 91 or higher octane fuel.
Working cruise control
All new exhaust when engine was rebuilt. New starter and alternator. All new hoses and fuel lines.
New cooling system
New front blower motor and resistor
Rebuilt 4-speed transmission. Ratio: 4:86 w/.82 4th with limited slip and all new clutch parts.
New fuel tank and fittings
Rhine alloy 15” wheels, black
New Yokhama Geolander AT tires 205/70/R15 with matching spare in custom rack stored in stock location. 4 good jack points and all jack tools
4 German mud flaps
New Bilstein shocks and suspension. Roughly 2” lift all round
South African headlights
LED reverse bulbs
New LED side markers
Rebuilt speedometer with correct odometer (reads about 5 miles low at 70mph)
Van Café big front brakes
Rebuilt rear brakes
Alpine stereo with 6 speakers. USB inputs
Leather steering wheel wrap
New sliding window hardware
Gowesty heavy-duty window cranks
New propane tank and fittings
Working VW stock heater under rear seat
AC was working. I removed fan in upper cabinet because I wanted the extra storage. All the parts are working and included. The AC can be reinstalled or completely removed by the new owner
Newer crank battery
New 100ah house battery with 120 v charger, inverter and battery separator Solar input
All LED lights inside. With 7 -12v/USB outlets. Ram mounts on dash for phone and GPS
Custom USB outlets and battery monitor in upper tray
All camper parts are clean and work
Recovered front and rear seats
Heavy front floor mats
Fitted rear carpet
Back and side door bug nets
Front windshield cover
Stock refrigerator removed and replaced with shelves and storage
Indil B 37L 12/12v refrigerator
New SurWlow faucet
New house water pump
Custom side access cabinet door and shelves in closet Two custom tables
Extension for galley table so it can be used in a raised position 5 extra battery puck lights
Custom cup holders, storage shelves and details
3 Yakima cross bars
ARB 8’ awning
Jack Bombay Pop-Top shocks
New rear door shocks
Rocky Mountain Westy Rear bumper with 2” receiver and trailer wiring
Rocky Mountain Westy side ladder
City water inlet replaced with solar plug for remote solar panel
Upgraded side mirrors
New SS luggage rack tie downs
Mostly new skylight hardware
Newer 3 window pop-top canvas
Within the last 2000 miles: Tune up with plugs and wires, oil and filter, new air and gas filter. Full alignment.