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1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper New Engine/Trans   Price: $49,000
1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with only 969 miles on a 2.5L Subaru Engine and New Transmission

We are listing our beloved 'Glory' for sale. She has carried us across the country and up the coasts. Whether at national parks, on the beach, or just in town, she brings smiles to those who see her and appreciates the beauty of a well-maintained Vanagon. She is a smooth dream to ride and handles well. As we move into the next stage in our family, we'd like to pass her along to someone ready to make memories on the road and adventure in a classic that is ready to roll!

• CA Legal and Smog Compliant!
• Mechanically Sound!
• Drives Beautifully!
• Original California Vehicle; Original Purchase was in Goleta, CA
• Owned Since 2019
• Mileage at Time of Purchase: 258,861 Miles
• Current Vehicle Mileage: 280,500
• 969 Miles on Rebuilt Late 90’s Subaru DOHC 2.5L Engine Conversion
• New Power Steering Pump
• New Ball Joint and Control Arm Bushings
• New Clutch
• New Real Axel Boots
• Power Inverter (for AC power onboard)
• New Engine Computer for Proper Fuel Mixing and Emissions
• New Oxygen Sensor and Air Mass Meter
• New Throttle Position Sensor
• New Catalytic Converter
• Rebuilt and Upgraded Manual Transmission - this gives the gears a much wider speed spread and keeps the RPM's lower (3rd gear: 55mph at 3900rpm; 4th gear: 65mph at 3900rpm)
• 34,109 Miles on BFG All-Terrain Tires
• Rebuilt and Upgraded Suspension with 1.5” Lift (UCA’s, H &R Springs, Bilstein Shocks) - this makes a huge difference in the ride of the van! It is much more solid without being stiff, much more capable, has more clearance and greater articulation.
• After-Market Larger 16” Alloy Wheels
• All Original Camping Equipment Works (Fridge – Works on Both 120 A/C and Propane; Stove; Sink and Faucet)
• Like-new Pop Top Canvas, Windows, Screens
• Vehicle is CA Legal! Passes Smog and has Current Smog Certificate
• Complete Vehicle Inspection and Repairs by Top Shop Automotive, January 24, 2024
• Vehicle was Fully Detailed Inside and Out on February 14, 2024
• Very Clean and Undamaged Interior - Including Cabinets, Lighting, Seats, Visors, Carpeting, Dash, Upper and Lower Beds
• Dashboard Cover
• Upholstery Always Protected with Covers
• Yakima Roof Racks
• Go Westy Rear Swing Away System with Tray
• Pioneer Sound System with Bluetooth
• Extra Factory Interior Table and Stand
• Supplemental Interior Lights
• Like New Grey GoWesty Curtains (including front and rear)
• After-market GoWesty Steel Bumpers (front and rear)
• Working Power Mirror
• Like New Headlight Assembly and Bright LED Bulbs
• New Brake Light Lenses
• Like New Fiamma Awning
• New Engine Battery
• New Windshield and Seal
• Original Manuals
• Full Records from 1998 Onward
• Meticulous Maintenance and Records (since we’ve owned the van and from the previous owner

Since our ownership, most of the maintenance work on the van has been done by VW specialists at Top Shop Automotive in Santa Barbara, CA. Before our ownership, work was done by Mastercraft Motors/Seth Hatfield and Cory Motors/Mike and AJ, both in Santa Barbara, CA



• GoWesty Steel Bumpers (front and back)
• Fiama Awning in Excellent Condition
• Black Protective Paint on Sides of Van
• New Windshield and Windshield Seal
• New Back Hatch Seal
• New Right Front Door Seal
• Functioning Automatic Side Mirrors
• Functioning Wipers (front and back)
• Functioning Window Sprayers


• Working Fridge
• Working Faucet
• Working Stove
• Working Interior Lighting
• Extra Auxiliary Battery Wired for Interior Electrical Components
• Fully Functioning Skylight in Good Condition
• Like New GoWesty Curtains All Around (including side sliding door and front windshield)
• Like New Pop-top Canvas with 3 Windows
• Like New GoWesty Carpeting (front and center)
• Like New GoWesty Rubber Mats (front)
• Additional Battery-Operated Cabin Lights
• Window Screens in Good Condition
• All Cabinets and Cabinet Doors in Good Condition
• All Upholstery Clean and in Good Condition
• Dashboard Protection Cover
• 2 Tables (one mounted, one for additional use inside or outside)
• Intact Rear Seatbelts

Thule Rooftop Cargo Box (New $699)
Go Westy Telescopic ladder (New $105)
Memory Foam Mattress Topper for Lower Bed (New $150)


Body is 30+ years old and has some rust spots on seams and under older paint jobs (small dots of rust mostly along door edges; small rust bubble on rear window edge; small rust bubble on windshield edge; rust spots on lower front fender under front bumper).
Fiberglass Cargo Deck could use refinishing
AC not strong.
Front door window seals could use replacing.
Original Clock not working

The best van ever! Email us for more photos and information.
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