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1988 Volkswagen Vanagon (Westfalia)


Listed a year ago
Bend, Oregon

Seller's Description

This van has been in my family since about 2011 and has never failed us It sat (apart from very occasional weekend camps) for about 10 years in covered parking (which regular tune ups and maintenance) and became my daily driver in 2020 for about 2 years. I am moving into a bus so I simply cannot justify having two camping rigs. It is time to say goodbye to this awesome van and have it find someone new. Here are the specks: Automatic Transmission Gas Millage is around 20mpg (but with some motor work could get better) it includes: Two burner stove Sink Small fridge Sleeps 4 with the top popped Plenty of cubby and bench storage Bike rack is included and holds two bikes FULL TRANSPARENCY! The odometer reads 62k but we are to believe this is inaccurate from the previous owner. The vehicle was rebuilt in 2009 so in a lot of ways it acts like a new van with some old quirks you get with a 30+ year old vehicle. Here are some quirks and cons: Leaking water pump / associated coolant lines Most likely needs front wheel bearings / ball joints (pulls to right, slight squeak) Could use tune up if not done recently (possibly air filter, spark plugs, etc) Steering column bearing or bushing on its way out. (The slight grind noise when turning the wheel) Oil leaks tbd (probably very easy fix “o-rings”) Most of these issues are simple enough to fix, which my mechanic estimates to around $1500 depending on how in-depth of a fix you want to do on the motor. You could go the route of a Subaru engine conversion and this van would be at 100% Cosmetically, there is a rip in the interior fabric that lines the sliding door As well as a small tare in the canvas of the pop top and no screen in the pop top window. (this could just be patched/repaired or the entire thing could be replaced) I know how great this van is and what its worth, in the words of my mechanic “this old gal is minty” Shift great Motor sounds good Brakes feel great All in all its a really fun rig to drive.


  • make: Volkswagen
  • model: Vanagon (Westfalia)
  • year: 1988
  • fuel: Gasoline
  • odometer: 62,971 miles
  • sleeps: 4
  • seats: 4
  • type: Camper Van
  • roof: Popup


  • ac_unit
    Air conditioner
  • health_and_safety
  • Solar panels
  • electrical_services
    Power inverter
  • Heater
  • Ceiling fan
  • Backup camera
  • shower
  • Extra storage
  • Toilet
  • accessible_forward
    Wheelchair accessible
  • AWD
  • 4WD
  • electric_rickshaw
  • Tow hitch
  • tv
  • Water tank
  • Leveling jacks
  • pedal_bike
    Bike rack


  • kitchen
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • dining
  • microwave
  • Oven

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