1984 VW Camper Van Price: $15000 obo
Ideal for a Couple, a Couple of Friends, or a Young Family
Affectionately named, “Pokey,” this rare Riviera conversion*—very similar to the Westfalia in design & capability—has a top that pops straight up (rather than at an angle). Pokey has the full camper set-up: gas stove, electric/gas frig, sink, built-in water & propane tanks, storage, bug nets, plus lots of extras.
-Full-sized pop-up with zippered windows & screening
-Sleeps 2 adults on the lower fold-flat bed, plus 1 adult (or 2 kids) in loft
-Galley sink with fresh-water tank
-Plenty of storage
-External cargo bay
-120 volt electric hook-up
-Contoured captain’s chairs with adjustable armrests
-Extended gear knob for easy shifting
-Maintenance records last 30 years
-Multiple table tops & stanchions for cooking
-Reading lights over bed
-Custom mesh screen for back hatch
-Built-in ice box (in addition to fridge)
-Rubberized floor mats for easy cleaning
-Exterior 10’x10’ awning
The price has been determined considering Pokey has zero compression in one cylinder. At the very least Pokey will need a valve job, but probably the engine replaced.
Pokey has been in the NW for 20 years, with 3 owners during that period.
Recently Pokey got a new clutch & brakes. Also, during 2011-12 (about 80K miles ago), new owner spent well over $12,000 bringing Pokey into the 21st century. That included new fuel tank, propane tank, and instrument cluster, plus R&R on the power steering, fuel lines, wiring, water pump, radiator, and more. Lastly, the transmission was rebuilt at 103,653 miles.
Odometer: 249,322 miles
1.9L, 4-cylinder engine, manual transmission
* Riviera Motors of Beaverton, OR contracted with ASI in Vancouver, WA to convert VW’s into camper vans.