1990 Vanagon Multivan 1.8t Stephan's Swap Price: $64000
Up for sale is our EPIC fully gone through weekender. Have over 80k+ receipts from restoration, plus a van load of extra parts that comes with it (brand new canvas, headlights and so much more- too much to list). WAY too much to list all here- I will do a cliff notes version. Let's link up for a video chat if you would like a full walkthrough. I also have many more pictures I can send over, just ask.
We originally bought this to put into our outdoorsy.com rental fleet along with our Sprinter and cab over camper- but have decided against it as interest was low (it has NOT been rented, we have only used it for personal use). All the kids these days want to rent Sprinters only!
This van has had the legendary Stephans Auto Huas 1.8t Audi swap mated to an automatic transmission (extremely rare!). 26k miles on swap (have all documentation). Drives amazing, cruises on highway at 70 all day. Runs perfectly and has been inspected by German Auto in Arcata, CA. Has AC that will turn the van into an icebox.
Extremely good condition. Very very very little rust (as expected on a 31 Y/O vehicle). Does come with a full set of OEM window seals if you ever decide to repaint. Comes with top box, 4 bike racks, and a SUP rack. Features a Shady Boy canopy.
Recaro seats, all interior has been re upholstered with new vinyl. ARB cooler, 2x LI batteries, propane heater with EXT built in tank. Aftermarket stereo system w/ subwoofer. Pop top canvas in excellent condition (plus includes a brand new spare). Overall 9.9/10 condition- I have never seen one this nice. Automatic locks and auto windows all work flawlessly.
Why a Weekender?-
I will admit- it was a hard sell for us originally as we really wanted a full camper. But after much research we settled on the Multivan for a few reason-
*RV grade appliances are garbage (they really are! especially when they are old, like 30-40y)
*Many full campers have major rust issues under sink
*These vans are so small its much nicer to cook outside, or use a jet boil inside.
*So much more interior room, and the bed is much bigger.
*Could easily be built out to a full camper with modern high efficiency appliances (which we contemplated but actually like this setup better)
One thing noted on the inspection was a very small ATF leak on transmission. It does not justify a tear down (the transmission was rebuilt fully recently). Other then that everything checks out or has been dealt with- we have full service records and all receipts.
We believe in being 100% transparent on these transactions as most buyers will be coming from out of the area to purchase- we are typically on that end of things so we want to be completely up front. If you are interested further- give me a call so we can chat and do a video walkthrough.