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Sold - 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia


Listed a year ago
Sacramento, California

Seller's Description

Camping ready Westy for sale. We spent the last few years enjoying camping adventures around Northern California while renovating the van, but decided to become a one car household and find the Vanagon its next home. We serviced the van at reputable mechanics in Sacramento and can provide complete service records from our time of ownership and partial records from the prior owner. Vehicle history shows the van lived its whole life in California, moving up from So Cal only in 2019. Vehicle history Year: 1985 Make: Volkswagen Model: Vanagon GL Westfalia Engine: 1.9L 4 cylinder, water-cooled Transmission: Manual Mileage: 187,000 original miles In addition to mechanical and electrical maintenance, we really enjoyed refurbishing and upgrading several of the camping components. We enjoy the original aesthetic of the Vanagon, which means the interior and body are all original and there’s plenty of room for personal touches. Below are highlights of the all various upgrades: Mechanical/Vehicle Upgrades - Complete shifting upgrade (2019) - Front end rebuild (radiator, water pump, front ball joints, shocks, and tie rods)(2020) - Retro Sound radio installation (2021) - New seatbelts (2020) - Replaced alternator, brace and new fan belts (2022) - Heater core replacement, new blower fan and switch (2022) - Upgraded GoWesty instrument cluster circuit board with LED lights and audible coolant temperature alarm (2021) - Replaced side view mirrors (2022) - Battery replacement (2023) - Fuel line replacement (2023) - Passed CA Smog testing 2020 and 2022 - LED upgrades for tail lights, turn signals, back-up light, side markers, and dome light Camper Upgrades - Propex HS 2000 heater install - LED upgrades for camping light - Auxiliary battery - GoWesty LifePo 700 swv and Noco Genius GenPro10x2 Battery Charger (charges aux battery from shore power) - Replaced cigarette lighter with dual USB port - ARB Awning - Skylight and seals replacement - Fiberglass top and luggage rack refurbishment with updated decals and new seals - OEM faucet replacement and replaced drain lines - GoWesty hookup replacements for city water, electrical, and water tank refill Other bonuses included: - Newer GoWesty curtains, windshield curtain, and bug screen for rear hatch - GoWesty memory foam mattress topper - Vanagon Westy instruction book (Bentley Repair Manual) - Cargo net for the luggage rack - Rubber floor mats - Buslab screens on sliding windows - GoWesty over-the-sink cutting board Vanagon Quirks - The fridge works perfectly on shore and battery power, it can be fickle on propane. - The body has dents and dings, some paint touch-ups and some chips on the front (we use a bra to protect the front end.) There is no seam rust, but eventually the chips will need attention. - The upholstery inside is generally in very good condition, except the passenger chair that is well worn. Still comfortable and gets the job done. The canvass has a few small tears and one screen needs repairs, but also gets the job done. - Scheduled service on 06/06/23 for oil change and look over.


  • make: Volkswagon
  • model: Vanagon (Westfalia)
  • year: 1985
  • fuel: Gasoline
  • odometer: 187,700 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

About the Seller

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