1986 VW Vanagon Westfalia GL Full Camper Van w/ Kayaks

Price: US $30,000.00 Item location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • SubModel: GL
  • Type: Camper
  • Trim: Westfalia
  • Year: 1986
  • Mileage: 160,375
  • VIN: WV2ZB0256GH104810
  • Color: Gold
  • Engine size: 2.1 Liter
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1986 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon GL

I have owned this van for five years and have spent a small fortune in upgrades. Originally owned by Hugh Cregg, the father of Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and The News, the van has been lovingly maintained with work done by professional mechanics. The van has 160,375 miles with 38,500 on it's replacement engine. It starts, idles and runs beautifully and can cruise at 70+ mph all day. The transmission shifts flawlessly. The factory AC blows ice-cold with a new AC compressor and modern refrigerant. The $1,700 sound system and satellite radio were professionally installed and include a Blaupunkt head unit, power Alpine amplifier, Polk surround speakers and large removable Polk subwoofer. The acoustics are simply amazing. The sink, refrigerator, and stove have seen little use and work great. GoWesty 1.5” lift springs were installed to account for the sagging that occurs over time. The van rides high (much like a Synchro) and level, allowing for perfect visibility in the rear-view mirror. Additionally, the van has passed strict Washington State emissions tests and should meet emissions standards in other states. This van has never been wrecked and it's Autocheck score suffers from a failed emissions test before the engine was replaced. Please take the time to review the entire Autocheck survey. The number is misleading given the engine was replaced and the emission concern removed.
2.1 Liter engine with 38,500 miles4 speed manual transmissionMichelin Agilis Tires w/6k milesGoWesty steel bumpers and rear hitchGoWesty 15” alloy wheel packageGoWesty ARB 12V air compressor and hose kit (uninstalled)GoWesty 1.5” lift springsGoWesty replacement propane gas tankGoWesty rear hatch screenGoWesty front privacy curtainGoWesty rubber floor matsNew windshield with zero pittingNew AC CompressorNew muffler and exhaust gasketsNew engine beltsNew hatch strutsNew oil pressure switches & wiring harnessNew water pumpBilstein shocksOriginal upholstery in excellent conditionComplete set of privacy curtainsFactory swing-out dining table and front cafe tableFiamma F45 AwningBlaupunkt Cupertino CD/MP3 playerSatellite radioOEM Hirschmann antenna
Numerous parts were updated before I purchased the van. They include:
RadiatorThermostatAlternatorRear brake drumsWheel cylindersOxygen sensorCatalytic converterPower steering pumpIdle stabilizerLower control arm bushingsDistributor cap rotorTemperature sensorsFan switchSkylightStruts
Accessories include:
Vanagon Factory repair manualFactory tire jackTire chains (never used)Jumper cablesTow harnessSnow Peak pendant dome lightBlack Diamond tripod lanternSteering wheel club lockFire extinguisherFlashing safety/repair lightElectric auxiliary camping heaterRV extension cordRV water hoseBear repellantREI first aid kitCollapsable recycling totes from Design Within Reach
The Racks include:
Yakima roof towers and polesYakima Widebody mountsYakima Hully RollersYakima BoatloaderYakima tie downsYakima Swingdaddy bike rack (up to 4 bikes).
The kayaks ARE INCLUDED:
QCC 700 18’-0" carbon fiber/kevlar kayak ($3,900 before tax) with $300 QCC Blackwater paddle, hatch cover and bilge pump. This kayak has been in the water only several times and is in excellent condition.
Perception Carolina 14’-0 kayak ($979 before tax) (with paddle and hatch cover) in very good condition.
Short-comings include the following: There are some scratches in the paint (Total Recon Auto Center in Rockville, MD detailed the van and removed several small dings - $800). The overall condition of the body and paint are very good, however, not immaculate.The rain gutter above the sliding door has a 4” bend from a previous roof rack mount. The interior drivers-side door panel is slightly bowed. The mattress in the upper compartment is not the original factory mattress. A new GoWesty LP propane tank has been mounted however needs the connecting valve to complete the installation. A tear in pop-up tent canvas was repaired with sail repair tape.
Buyers are welcome to schedule mechanical inspections prior to the close of auction.
This van is almost 30 years old and is sold without warranty.
Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and the van and kayaks may need to be shipped separately.I am happy to drop off the van and kayaks to separate shipping agencies in the New Orleans area. I can also pick up the winning bidder at the New Orleans airport.
The van is sold with a clear title, fresh coat of wax, oil change and full tank of gas.One key fits all locks. Service records, factory manuals, and $25,000 in receipts included.
I am a long-time eBayer. Please see my feedback and bid with confidence.